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
So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at th... 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
Though I have been a "member" for awhile, I have to admit I have not really used this site to my full advantage. My husband and I have signed up for our first half marathon. I have done a 5k, though with a lot of struggle. Runn... Read more
I am contemplating signing up for my first marathon and to say I am afraid is a huge understatement! I have done 3 1/2 marathons and felt pretty discouraged after my most recent one in February with how horrible I felt after mile 10 and for the follo... Read more
My big goal for 2014 along with being fit and losing weight is to complete The Running for the Bay half marathon (13.1 miles) in Apalachicola, Florida on October 26, 2014. I walked it last year on October 20th and finished in 3 hours 45 minutes at a... Read more
Hi everyone! I'm trying to find someone who is willing to sell their bib for the Marine Corps Marathon in October. It's a sold out race, but bib transfers are allowed until the end of August. If you know of anyone trying to sell a bib, I'd be more... Read more
I am training for my first half marathon and have no idea how much additional I should eat on long run days.
I usually eat around 1400 calories per day. I'm trying to maintain my weight now - my doctor said not to lose any more weight. I do a 55... Read more
I have ALOT of themes for scrapbooking~ Animals,Baby,Pets, Romance/Valentine's Day,etc. When a craft store has a sale on the plastic see-through folders for a $1.00each [regularly $2.99],I buy a bunch of them as I "house" themes in each one and the... Read more
Disney began focusing on providing healthier kids' meals at their Parks and Resorts beginning back in 2006. Now kids' meals routinely include low-fat milk and carrots unless parents opt out. Disney internal statistics reveal that parents will... Read more
By SparkPeople member Michelle Alfert (LAPOCHITICA) Over the summer, I have been working with more than 80 elementary kids in a summer day camp program. About two weeks into the summer, a few of my 5th graders began joking about some Zefronk charact... Read more
Before the race, with new friends Brianna and Melissa
Mile 2, with Jack and Barbosa
Mile 4.8 with Jack and Sally
Mile 5+ at Cinderella's Castle
Animal Kingdom, shortly after we stopped to ride Expedit... Read more
I remember doing a race wrap-up post after last year's Disney Marathon Weekend 5k. I remember being disappointed in the experience, discouraged, and uncomfortable. When I started writing this one, 5 days after finishing the half marathon for the sa... Read more
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