Adrian has since found her "happy weight" -- a healthy 120 pounds -- and has many races, from 5Ks to half-marathons, under her belt. As she ramps up for the Pittsburgh Marathon in May, she realizes she has come a long way. "Now I live by a new mantra, 'Fear less; do more,'" she says.
What Worked for Me
My long-term goal: "I hope to someday become a runner who qualifies in the 70-plus age group in races."
Fueling food: "Oatmeal with peanut butter and banana keeps me energized."
Motivating music: "The Rocky theme song always gives me a boost."
Smart swap: "Trading white for whole wheat products was one of my first healthy changes."
Go-to snack: "I keep a Clif Bar in my purse for emergencies."
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