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
Just about everyone has heard of the "Wall," as in "hitting the wall." And lots of us - in running and in life - have run straight into it. Head on.
A wall is the point in a race (or in life) where you're used up. Y... Read more
If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
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've run three 1/2 marathons and had plantar fascitis twice. It didn't hurt while running, so I kept running, but the pain was the worse when getting out of bed. I stretched the tendon and iced it every day.... Read more
I ran my first half marathon earlier this month. But the entire time i was training for it, I didn't lose a single pound. Now I am planning to start training for a full marathon but I still need to lose more weight. My question is, is it normal to no... Read more
No matter what happens it is important for me to look at things in a different and positive way. The old "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade" attitude. If I gain weight, the gain is motivation to put in extra workout or be creative with my mea... Read more
What are your first thoughts when you hear the word Thanksgiving? Does it conjure up visions of turkey, stuffing, pies, and special memories with family, and friends? What about starting a new tradition this year? New York City has the Macy’s Thanksg... Read more
It's something I've heard for years: "All of that running is going to kill your knees. You should find some other lower-impact exercises instead." Although it's a common perception that running will negatively affect your knee joints and likely le... Read more
Dear SparkPeople diary,
Today is the 2-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. It's going to be a very emotionally difficult day for me; don't expect me to be very active on the Mobile Chat boards today.
I didn't attend the Bosto... Read more
My Boston Marathon Report was so long that I had to blog it into 4 parts. Please read parts 1-3 before reading this 4th part. It will definitely make more sense to you.
Now I was on my own and feeling the heat. I kept my mind oc... Read more
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