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
Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T... 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
I officially signed up for my very first half marathon last week! It's in mid-October, so my actual training begins at the end of July, but I need to start getting my body into gear right away. I'm about 12 pounds heavier than my ideal weight, and fe... Read more
Hey everyone! I am currently beginning my training for my first half marathon. Right now I can only run a mile without stopping but I found a great training schedule online that takes you from couch potato to half marathon runner in about 14 weeks. I... Read more
I know my eating wasn't the best this week. We had guests over, and so I made a homemade coconut cream pie and had two small pieces, (but the second was for BREAKFAST, so I thought I balanced it well into my day) and I had the munchies the last 2 day... Read more
I ran my first marathon over Memorial Day weekend. I am now starting to train for another one in October. I am having a lot of trouble running longer distances. General fatigue mostly. I did take off a couple of weeks between the marathon and... Read more
My training has been going great for the first three weeks. However my distance is starting to increase and for longer jogging times. I average about a 13 minute mile. I have 3 hours to complete the race as of right now should I be worried on my time... Read more
It's hard to believe just ten short months ago SparkPeople runners and walkers traveled from all over the country to run the first of many races in 2010. We all met in New Orleans to run in the Mardi Gras Rock N Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon at the... Read more
Wow, what an incredible weekend it was spending time in New Orleans with fourteen SparkPeople Members and their friends and family. You cannot even begin to imagine the excitement we were all experiencing as we made our trek from all over the c... Read more
This is me at the finish line! I had a torn tendon. Two minutes later it snapped. I was still heavy then. I can't wait to get back to this. I was happier with my size then.
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I won the chance to be trained with a... Read more
The weather was terrible - darn near the worst that Seattle has to offer in November. On the other hand, people wave and shout encouragement from their front windows and sidewalks. They honk as they drive by. They come out and volunteer, even if the... Read more
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