My name is Lonnie St John.  The start of 2012 I weighed just shy of 300 pounds.  Over the next year I lost almost 100 pounds of that weight.  I did it through better nutrition and exercise.  My preferred form of exercise is running.  Running has become such an important part of my life that any plans I make must take into account my running schedule.

I have since eclipsed the 100 pound weight loss goal for myself and am within a handful of pounds of being at my “ideal weight”.  I regrettably did not document my journey that well in 2012.  I’m looking to change that in 2013.

My major goal for this year is running the Portland Marathon on October 6, 2013.  My plan is to document that training journey through weekly blog updates, maybe more if something important happens or pops into my mind that I feel I need to share.  Although my marathon training does not officially start until June, I have several other races before then, most notably the Rock n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon on May 19, 2013.

Happy running



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  1. Your journey sounds much like mine, though my focus has been triathlons and trail running. 16 months ago I weighed in at over 240, my current weight is 160, and I am in better shape than I have ever been. Amazing how great you feel after losing over 30% of unneeded body mass! I am registered for a half-Ironman in September, and will be doing the Portland Marathon this year, two firsts! I have found it is easier for me to run further and faster when I am in a race, so have my weekends filled with events through the summer. Not bad for a woman who always told herself, “I am just not a runner.”
    Great job, and good running!!

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  3. From: Darin Armstrong #TeamLIVESTRONG

    Hello Lonnie,
    Just a quick email to ask if you would be interested in a ‘mutual’ following on twitter that will benefit you. (#FYI I do RT’s ‘ANYTIME’ for all #Triathletes #Cyclists #UltraRunners #Marathoners #FitnessProfessionals who follow me on Twitter and have something important they want mentioned for support…Over 41K folks at your access…) I am currently following you now and am awaiting your follow-back…

    All the very best to you & your family for the rest of 2013 & beyond Lonnie. Look forward to hearing from you…

    (PS. Lonnie, should you follow back before tomorrow morning, I’ll be mentioning you in my #FollowFriday #Shoutouts tomorrow…)


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