Lindsay Sica is an athlete. A runner. Even a half marathoner.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever be at a place where I can call myself a runner, and I think that’s because I don’t look at a runner,” Sica said.
But she’s realistic about her goals. “I don’t want any part of my journey to not involve cupcakes,” she said.
After she graduated college, Sica said she had some success with losing the weight she gained after quitting soccer her senior year of high school. But she didn’t find her niche until taking up running with the Couch to 5K program in hopes of losing 70 pounds.
“I found that running makes me feel part of a team again,” Sica said. “The running community is just amazing and so supportive.”
She also relies on a personal trainer to keep her on track.
“I need accountability,” Sica said. “Some people are very good at motivating themselves … I am not one of them.”
Sica said her sister completing a half last fall inspired her to sign up for the The DC Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon.
“It’s such a bucket list item but something I kept telling myself I couldn’t do until I was at my goal weight … or until I was skinnier,” Sica said.
She was happy to finish, surrounded by friends and family and knows that her running career can only can go up from here.
“With your first half, any time is a personal record,” she laughed.
Sica has no plans of stopping anytime soon.
“I have big dreams and big goals,” Sica said.
Follow along on Sica’s running and weight-loss journey: LindsayWeighsIn.com.
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