Donkey basketball. A classic example of two words you’d never include in the same sentence let alone next to each other. Yet some of you may have heard of it nonetheless. Donkey basketball was an annual event that took place in my small souther... Read more
So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at th... Read more
Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T... Read more
I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa... Read more
I get so hot and sweat bad in my upper half of my body from doing nothing but walking around shopping or dishes! What's wrong with me? Is this an overweight thing? I understand that if I'm exercising but not from nothing... Read more
Went to do my last long walk before my half marathon next Saturday. I ate like crap the past two days and I felt horrible during my walk. Wanted to get in more but only got in 6 miles. That's ok I'm back on my healthy eating today... Read more
Has anyone trained for a half marathon? How many weeks did you train for it? I'm a intermediate runner, and do regular 4 mile runs. Should I start in a beginner training program or intermediate since this will be my first half?... Read more
Curious about HMs or love them already? Trying to lose weight or improve nutrition while training? Comfortable with the 10K or 10M distance? Join the team, swap concerns, and share race reports!... Read more
It's hard to believe just ten short months ago SparkPeople runners and walkers traveled from all over the country to run the first of many races in 2010. We all met in New Orleans to run in the Mardi Gras Rock N Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon at the... Read more
Wow, what an incredible weekend it was spending time in New Orleans with fourteen SparkPeople Members and their friends and family. You cannot even begin to imagine the excitement we were all experiencing as we made our trek from all over the c... Read more
This is me at the finish line! I had a torn tendon. Two minutes later it snapped. I was still heavy then. I can't wait to get back to this. I was happier with my size then.
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I won the chance to be trained with a... Read more
The weather was terrible - darn near the worst that Seattle has to offer in November. On the other hand, people wave and shout encouragement from their front windows and sidewalks. They honk as they drive by. They come out and volunteer, even if the... Read more
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