Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2007. She started running to help deal with the death of her mother and has progressed to marathon and triathlon training.
What made you decide to start running?
I di... 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
Which activity do you really have to watch out for?
Is there is any time or situation that has traps or more opportunities to overeat? Please share.... Read more
i just figured it out dieting is not half food half exercise no not at all. its 90% mental. if you live your life reactively then you are destined to fail.
reactions lead you to make bad decisions, bad food choices. we can't count on reactions. r... Read more
I don't eat fast food. I don't drink soda. I love fruits and veggies. I sautee in olive oil spray. When I eat sweets I make sure they fit into my diet. I take two exercise classes each week, and do a fair amount of walking. In short, I'm a prett... Read more
I'm new to the site/forum and was wondering if I could get some help.
I am an elder care blogger. Diet plans and weight loss are two of the hot topics for my readers. Since I cannot find all the information I need off the web, I am in t... Read more
I've just finished reading this book. I personally think it is amazing and would love to follow the meal plan. But, I've read online that some people feel that this book goes against the updated food pyramid or something.
The book includes such... Read more
Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An... Read more
Sign up for an up coming 5km, 10km event or even a half-marathon. I find working towards a tangible event makes me get off my couch and go outside to train. I have been training for an upcoming half-marathon (my first) and I am really doing well. I c... Read more
At the end of February I had the pleasure of participating in the Mardi Gras Marathon and Half-marathon in New Orleans with fourteen other SparkPeople members. While many of us participating were runners, two members, RELLIMTENAJ (AKA Janet, at right... 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
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