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
My question is this..........I am training for a half marathon (my first race) that will be June 7th and I have gone out 2 days in a row. Yesterday I did 11.5 kilometers and today 8.5 kilometers.
The weather has been great but tomorrow is the la... Read more
I've just committed to my first half marathon, and I'm freaking out a bit. I've read that if you're serious about running a half (or longer), you shouldn't try to lose weight while training. Your body needs fuel, and running a deficit is limiting.... 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
Curious about HMs or love them already? Trying to lose weight or improve nutrition while training? Comfortable with the 10K or 10M distance? Join the team, swap concerns, and share race reports!... 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
SO, what happened with the marathon and the Dopey Challenge!?!? Check out my post and find out!
https://purplerunningpug.wordpress.com/2 015/02/23/2015-disney-marathon-weekend -part-5-marathon/... 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
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