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Props Wednesday- Meet Diane

Meet Diane.

Diane was one of my first commenters and one of the first blogs I read on a regular basis.  Right off the bat I loved her blog, mostly because Diane is what Finishing is Winning is all about! 

Diane doesn’t run 7-minute miles or come in at the front of the triathlon racing pack.  But she finishes and if you asked her a few years ago if that would be possible she would have laughed, right Diane??? 

You see, Diane a few years ago is not the Diane of today. 

Her blog is titled Fat Girl to Fit Girl and rightfully so!  She calls her transformation her “mid-life fitness journey” since it began just before she turned 50.  Since May of 2008 Diane has lost over 60 lbs and went from coming home and eating to coming home and running!  She made a lifestyle change and not too long ago she competed in her first Triathlon.  Recently, she completed her second race and guess what- she took 2nd place in her division!  She is proof that anyone can have success in the sport of triathlon if they put their minds to it and work hard to reach their goals!

Not all days are easy- old habit die hard- but her blog is an honest assesment of both her successes and not-so-much successes.  Her blog is very much like a journal, a way to keep track of the ups and downs.  Diane writes with a brutal honesty that you can tell resonates with her readers.  She is an inspiration to many, and a fine example of what can be done when you put your mind to something. 

Keep up the great work Diane!!  As for you readers, go check out her blog and cheer her on!!

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11 thoughts on “Props Wednesday- Meet Diane

  1. your marathon is going to be your first, too?! nice!!!! it look like it is on 11-23???? i can’t believe mine is just about a month away. i’ve been training hard but now i’m a little burned out and it is bad timning, i need to get my mojo back!!!!!!!! thanks for the TIART!!!! it was a great topic!!

  2. Lacey- it is the PA Marathon on Nov 22. I feel the same though- burned out. I am going to do it and get through it, but I am taking a much needed break when it is over!

  3. I am so honored to be one of your Wednesday Props! Had I known, I would have made sure there was something witty and wonderful on my blog today, rather than a note that I hadn’t fallen off the face of the earth!
    Jill, you know how much I love your blog, and how much you inspire me as well. Triathlon is a tough sport, for sure, but I have never felt as accomplished in anything as I have when I’ve finished swimming, biking and running, even at my turtle pace.
    Thanks again!!!

  4. Hey! I haven’t commented in awhile but I’ve been reading. 🙂 I just wanted to wish you GOOD LUCK on Sunday at the PDR! I’m pretty sure I’m in corral 10, I sent in my registration with a finishing time of around 2 hours. BTW, the group I train with is planning on making a trip to Timberman next year too! It looks like it’ll be my first tri (sprint, of course), but some of the others will be doing the HIM distance.

  5. Kristen- I am doing the Timberman sprint as well; my first half probably won’t be until 2011 (my schedule just doesn’t allow for that kind of training while I am in school) but that would be awesome if we were both there.

    I am in corrall 14 (cause I am a snail runner!)

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