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
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
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
I noticed on nutrition feedback that I rarely got enough daily fiber. This morning I found a great article on SP about best breakfast cereals. It showed Fiber One original is loaded with fiber (and it's low in calories). I bought a box today and am a... 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'm a 32 year old man who would like to lose weight. I've been overweight most of my life and have struggled with it quite a bit.
I think I've done the song and dance enough to understand the basics about exercise and nutrition. I've... 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
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
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
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
For marathon training the ENDURANCE and STRENGTH phases are especially important.
1. Get a Goal! Make the three or four month commitment. Bob Glover suggests three goals - Acceptable, Challenging, Ultimate - as being more realistic.
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