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
Gail (RHYNIC) has been a SparkPeople member since 2006. She is a co-leader for the Road Runners SparkTeam, which is the largest SparkTeam for runners, with more than 70,000 members. Gail has been running for more than 3 years; she started w... 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
Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2007. She started running to help deal with the death of her mother and has progressed to marathon and triathlon training.
What made you decide to start running?
I di... Read more
There is a Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon taking place this June and I'm thinking of joining the walk portion. I know, it's not as cool or challenging as running a half marathon, but for medical reasons I'm not supposed to run anymore and walki... Read more
In just over 10 weeks, there´s a big marathon in my city, and I want to participate in either the half marathon or 10K. I´m thinking about the half marathon, but I´m not sure I´ll have enough time to train. At this point, i run about once a week and... Read more
I am attempting to do my first marathon and had a few questions I'm hoping some of you who've been on one before could help answer!
So I've been running all year long I usually do around 6-7kms around that range. The marathon is on the 24th of... Read more
I guess I could have posted this earlier, but I just finished my race report. It's on my blog on my Sparkpage if anyone wants to read it. I finished the Route 66 Half in 3:12:22. Not a great time, but something to improve upon and an instant PR si... Read more
I posted this on the 13.1 Sparkteam page, but I don't know that it gets a whole lot of traffic, so I am posting here as well, because I'd love your feedback!
Two Springs ago, I did my first half marathon. Last Spring, I did my second. I've decid... 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
It seems like every time you turn on the news its another unbeleivable disaster/Crime/ Terrorist attack. And the residual attrition are the victims, their family and friends. And if I am correct, it also includes you and me and our fellow countrymen... Read more
I have been watching the chase and chaos of the two Boston Marathon Bombers off and on all night and they finally have captured the second one! The first is dead. They are so young and to throw away their lives like that and ruin the lives of so many... Read more
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