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Boston Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Boston Marathon.

Moving Forward with the Run/Walk Training Method

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

Hitting That Big Old Wall

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

Learn to Love Running

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

50 States, 50 Beautiful Races

Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country...  Read more

Post-Marathon Recovery Tips

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

Hello. I'm training for my first marathon and the
Updated 8/24/2016 12:12:19 PM

Hello. I'm training for my first marathon and the weight gain is frustrating. Anyone have this problem before?? Help 😏 #run...  Read more

Ok, trying to make a playlist for my half-marathon
Updated 8/18/2016 1:56:28 PM

Ok, trying to make a playlist for my half-marathon coming up in September. What is the song that pumps you up the most when working out? Go!...  Read more

This time next year I want to run a marathon! #mot
Updated 8/15/2016 10:44:57 PM

This time next year I want to run a marathon! #motivated...  Read more

Started my 1/2 marathon training today. Went well!
Updated 7/18/2016 11:23:49 PM

Started my 1/2 marathon training today. Went well! Could breathe and talk through my 1.5 miles of walk/running. Not too bad for giving up cigarettes 4 weeks ago!...  Read more

#friendfinder Anyone from around Boston?
Updated 7/8/2016 8:50:05 PM

#friendfinder Anyone from around Boston?...  Read more

Change Your Focus

The best advice I got on weight loss was from my doctor last year. I hadn't lost a pound in 6 months but was running 3 times a week. She said, don't focus on the scale. Stop weighing yourself. Don't focus on the size of your clothes. Instead focu...  Read more

Look at everything in a positive way!

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

Boston Terrier Lovers

This group is for those who love Boston Terriers....  Read more

A New Thanksgiving Day Tradition

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 Macys Thanksg...  Read more

Want To Avoid Knee Problems? Start Running!

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

The Boston Marathon's Last Place Finisher Is Its Biggest Winner

I have been reading about the Boston Marathon. I watched it on TV on Monday and have been reading the blogs of ONEKIDSMOM and STRONGDAWG as they shared their experience as spectators. Today I came across this article. It caught my attention becaus...  Read more

The Boston Marathon Bombings and Me

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