Great work! Overall 6th at your first competition is fantastic, and after that you made 2nd at your 2nd as well. The road to pro will be challenging no doubt, but if it were easy none of us would be here on FD right?
1) eat real food - more vegetables, moderate meat, moderate fruits, less grains, less sugar, less vegetable oils.
2) exercise - moderate intensity cardio, sprinting, heavy lifting, dedicated stretching and mobility.
3) live - relax, de-stress, meditate.
Disclaimer: I'm not professionally qualified to make any formal recommendations. I've just done my homework and I'm my own guinea pig. All of my data, unless otherwise cited, comes from a sample size of n=1 (me).
__________________ 2013 Race Schedule
2/3 Sac State Superbowl 10k 55:20
4/7 Sactown 10miler 1:47
4/21 Capital City Classic 10miler 1:42
5/4 American River 1/2 2:37
7/27 Fab 40's 5k 27:50
11/29 Run to Feed the Hungry 10k 58:40
Your before picture is sort of where I am now and your after, well, where I wish to be! I have been 130 before, but not nearly as fit. Im new here and will keep my eye on what you are doing, definetly. Well done! Congratulations!