Lindsay Weighs In completes her first half marathon

Lindsay Sica was all smiles after her half marathon

Lindsay Sica was all smiles after her half marathon

Don’t let her tell you any different.

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.

The 25-year-old Mechanicsburg resident just completed her first half marathon and blogs regularly on Lindsay Weighs In about “losing weight and gaining happiness.”

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.

Despite a busy schedule working at a nonprofit and going to grad school at Central Penn College, Sica joined a local running group to stay motivated.

“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.

She is signed up for the Hershey 10K Race in April, the Boiling Springs Triathalon in August and the ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon in May, where she was chosen to be a running ambassador.

“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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About April Trotter

Editor of Smart. NEPA transplant. Penn State and Shippensburg grad. Kickball and craft beer enthusiast. Collector of cardigans. "Bennie and the Jets" fanatic. Contact me at atrotter@ydr.com, at "Smart magazine" on Facebook, @SmartMagPA on Twitter or by phone at 717-771-2030.
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