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Boston Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Boston Marathon.

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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

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

Charity Races Mix Fitness and Fundraising

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

Hi, I'm new. I am running my first 1/2 marathon to
Updated 1/21/2015 12:39:43 PM

Hi, I'm new. I am running my first 1/2 marathon tomorrow and just want to finish. Take care everyone!...  Read more

rice on a hale kale salad @ Boston pizza
Updated 1/26/2015 10:45:02 AM

Ok, so the other day I attended Boston Pizza and I had the hale kale salad. I absolutely loved it and have never had a salad like it before. I'm curious on how they cooked the rice! It wasn't done in water like I know how to cook rice. IDK what k...  Read more

Finished my first Marathon!!!
Updated 2/1/2015 10:50:41 AM

This past weekend I participated n the Disney Marathon! I had to make several stops, but I finished, and earned my medal!! I am so proud of myself!...  Read more

Training for my first marathon. Anyone else???
Updated 1/4/2015 10:55:21 PM

Training for my first marathon. Anyone else???...  Read more

Reasonable goal to walk a half marathon
Updated 1/17/2015 6:50:52 AM

is it realistic to think I will be able to walk and complete a half marathon by late summer 2015, when I currently weigh 335, have ILD and arthritis? I would love to do a halfer for Children With Cancer. I am able to do 20 mins of chair exercise now...  Read more

Visualize

When I feel my workout is extra challenging, I visualize something motivating to help make it easier....  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 Macy’s 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

Boston Marathon Part #4

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. Part #4 Now I was on my own and feeling the heat. I kept my mind oc...  Read more

Boston Marathon Part #3

I made my Boston Marathon Race Report way too long. So, I am blogging it in sections. Make sure you read Part #1 and #2 before this one. This part goes until the halfway mark. Race day! Monday, Patriot’s Day, April 21st, 2014 First,...  Read more