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
To some, "blogging" may seem confusing or somewhat intimidating. Heck, even the word “blog” itself sounds a little sci-fi. But I’m here to tell you that blogging is actually quite easy, and it can be immensely helpful in s... 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
IT MAKES NO SENSE TO HAVE THE FREGGIE TRACKER ON THE START PAGE AND NOT ON THE NUTRITION PAGE. I KEEP FORGETTING TO TRACK THEM!
FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIES PLAY A HUGE HUGE ROLE IN OVERALL HEALTH - AND LOADING UP ON FRESH FOODS LEAVES LESS ROOM FOR... Read more
Any other ladies on Spark plan to register and race in the 2014 MORE Half-marathon for women? Race date is Sunday, April 13, 2014.
Online registration opens MID-January, and SELLS OUT. Fast.
Public events before th... Read more
This is a general question, not just about nutrition. Does anyone have experience with Precision Nutrition? PN is a member only daily online interaction site that promotes exercise and nutrition. I am going to join Spark Coach after the 1st of the ye... Read more
I have been having an extremely hard time losing weight recently and gaining weight for no apparent reason. I was following the same nutrition and exercise programs that I was for the past year (where I was able to lose weight), but this time had no... Read more
I used to use this site all the time to track my food but its changed since I have been tracking. I click on "add food" under my lunch column and it brings me right up the page and I type in trout and it pops up rainbow trout for me but there is no e... 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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