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
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
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've always known that I'm a bit of a perfectionist. In high school, a B was never enough. In college, being in the middle of the bell-shaped curve wouldn't do. While the do-everything-perfectly mentality has pushed me in my adult life to... Read more
Last Sunday I ran my first Full Marathon!!!!! So I've done several halves and the marathon high was pretty awesome, it's an amazing feeling and I'm so glad I have changed my life and am fit and active!! So I am curious, how many people here on sparkp... Read more
Hello! I used Spark People years ago and am back! Two years ago I ran a lot and participated in many 5ks. With job changes and moving, I quit running, but I have started again. I know it's a hefty goal, but I want to run/walk half marathon at the... Read more
Had my last free session of personal training yesterday. Unfortunetly I cant afford to have a trainer so Im just gonna try to keep doing the stuff he showed me. Im so sore though lol, whats good to do for extremely sore leg muscles?... Read more
It appears there is no longer a place to change the days you strength train or do cardio only minutes and calories burned for the week. Is this gone for good, in a new place or what? My monthly calendar is no longer correct and I can't figure out how... 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
Sign up for an up coming 5km, 10km event or even a half-marathon. I find working towards a tangible event makes me get off my couch and go outside to train. I have been training for an upcoming half-marathon (my first) and I am really doing well. I c... Read more
There are times when I feel like I should be living somewhere else. As a runner, I've gotten strange looks from neighbors over the years who think I'm crazy for running in the rain or running while 8 months pregnant. Where I live in the suburbs, I... Read more
We often hear about the benefits of exercise, how it will improve your quality of life and help you live longer. Itís easy to assume that people who train for marathons or bike 10 miles to work each day would be the pillar of good health. Although... Read more
YUP, tomorrow is the DAY! The stars are aligning perfectly for it to be a good race too! Every day this week as been unseasonably warm but tomorrow will be a brisk 50 degrees which is perfect running weathe... Read more
It's time for another blog entry. It has been quite a while. What a difference a year makes. In the last year, I :
-found out I was expecting a baby
-moved across the country
-started a new job (my first official career)
-hiked up 2 mount... Read more
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