Hi Everyone! I'm female, 43 and live in the Washington, DC area. Pre-kids, my husband and I would swim with a masters swim group, run with a local running group, bike frequently (sometimes home from work - 26 miles from The Capitol and in nice weather 30-40 mile bike rides on Sundays). Oh yeah, and we did the ocassional running race or triathlon. Then, we had kids and everything changed. I weigh the same, in the 130's (at 5'7"), but my doctor no longer says "you don't look like you weigh that much!" Now there's a spare tire. I've had people ask me when the baby's due (okay, not since turning 40, but you understand the image I'm trying to paint).
I still exercise consistently - mostly weights a few times a week and walking/running (definately trying to follow Mark's exercise recommendations, which is a lot less running). The whole family tries to fit in a walk/hike on the weekend. Also, as an unemployed (i.e. recovered lobbyist, by choice) busy mom, I rarely sit down. I'm the Jack-of-all-Trades around the house - fixing, painting, cleaning, cooking, "gathering", gardening, volunteering at school. I'm usually wiped at the end of the day!
In addition to being active, I really love cooking (a self-admitted foodie) and I'm a bit of an information geek (I love listening to NPR's Science Friday on my MP3 while working around the house).
I found MDA while searching for a natural solution to Seasonal Affective Disorder (also SAD, and probably related to our non-Grok way of life). Mark wrote a great blog about increasing serotonin through eating more eggs, meat, etc.
I went primal in March but got derailed just before the 21-day mark because of a 10k race. My primal diet and an hour of running were NOT mixing well together. I was so tired, my arms actually felt heavy. Since then I learned that I wasn't eating enough fat. So now I'm walking more than running. I'm eating primal (Day 2 today). I'm also planning to start a journal, for motivation and inspiration, so look for me there.