Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life. I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik... 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
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
If you’re getting bored with your normal strength training routine, or if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, think about trying HIT: High Intensity Training.
HIT is a specialized approach to strength training th... Read more
My very good friend is running her 1st 1/2 marathon on Sunday and I want to get her a small gift to let her know how proud I am of her.
I need my Spark Friends' help! I don't want it to be overly expensive, but I thought about getting her a sma... Read more
Where do I view the meal plan I am currently on? Another thread said to click My nutrition, then Start. It said there would be something called "My personalized plan" in the middle of the page. I am on that page and "My personalized plan" is NOWHERE!... Read more
I am using the meal plans in the nutrition tracker (for the past two weeks). I noticed that after the first week, the meal plans have very little if any meat. Is there a reason? I checked my dietary preferences and the only thing I checked that I d... Read more
Ug. Day one done. I did my execise as planned but wayyyyyy overate. But this is a journey and i will learn. Doesnt jelp that i forgot the healthy lunch i packed. Try again tomorrow. A new day!... Read more
I make a weekly fitness-meal plan. I am training for a half-marathon and get super hungry the day after a long run. Combining the meal planning with the fitness planning means I eat the right stuff for my level of activity. It also helps with the gro... Read more
Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An... Read more
A team to meet others that have had WLS and planning or trying to maintain weight after being post-op for years. All is welcome friends and family too. Our path on this journey never ends.... Read more
As many of you may know I am a runner. 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 though not e... Read more
This is part two in a series of blogs I am writing to help runners have a better understanding the role recovery plays in their healthy living journey. While I am primarily addressing runners, anyone can benefit from the information provided whether... Read more
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