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
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
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
There is a Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon taking place this June and I'm thinking of joining the walk portion. I know, it's not as cool or challenging as running a half marathon, but for medical reasons I'm not supposed to run anymore and walki... Read more
Is it a good idea to do strength training each day? I think I enjoy strength training more, at least for now. Is it safe to do it every day? Everything I've read suggests 3 times a week and cardio 3 times a week.
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I'll be in NYC for one week with my BFF in which most of the time we will be walking, albeit at a slower pace, plus we will be out all day/night since it's a city that never sleep. I am training to walk in my next marathon (I haven't actually signed... Read more
I did the Leslie Sansone 30 minute Firm Workout today. I just tracked it under Strength - Strength training: Moderate resistance training with little to no rest (includes compound exercises, free weights, dumbbells, weight lifting) with 5 pounds and... Read more
I swear by Green Smoothies to fuel my mornings. A big handful of spinach, 1/2 a frozen banana, 1/3 cup each frozen blueberries and blackberries, and a scoop of protein power blended with almond milk makes a CRAZY good smoothie with about 4 servings o... 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
Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!... Read more
When I first started my journey at 385 pounds, life was difficult. Like the proverbial frog in hot water, my mind made slow adaptations to accept the limitations that each successively heavier weight imposed on my life. Limitations that would be acce... Read more
Contest closed!The winner of the MEN'S giveaway is CAPECODDOGFISH.The winner of the WOMEN'S giveaway is KARA04751.Congratulations!This is no ordinary running shoe. It's named "Seduction" and is endorsed by Katy Perry and David B... Read more
Last Thursday while walking to the van for work, I slipped on a patch of ice and got a nasty blow to the head! I ended up in the ER with a mild concussion, and for a couple of days had some nasty dizziness and head pain. The dizziness has gotten be... Read more
I am on week 6 of the Half Marathon Training Plan and I am still not on schedule. My running is sporadic because of the weather, all treadmills at the gym were out of order, and other commitments. However, the treadmills are now working and when I do... Read more
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