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
I find two things keep me on track:
1 - I have to weigh myself everyday - it keeps me honest
2 - I have to have a menu plan and go to the grocery with a list. If I don't do that I will eat whatever and everything in the pantry.... Read more
I have a Pinterest board with over 200 recipes pinned to it, but rarely go back and make or re-make something once it's been pinned on the board for awhile.
Today I just had a brainstorm on how this can help me for meal planning. I simply made... Read more
I am returning to SparkPeople after a long hiatus because I became sole caregiver to my mother. It was probably the most difficult task I have ever undertaken. It was also the worst thing I could have done for my health. In attending a Care Giv... Read more
I admit, I had planned to exercise. I just ran out of time. I stayed up late baking then got up early and started cooking. And cleaning the kitchen from my DD's baking the night before. Then began running around and picking up those without rides, th... 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
I make a weekly fitness-meal plan. I am training for a half-marathon and get super hungry the day after a long run. Combining the meal planning with the fitness planning means I eat the right stuff for my level of activity. It also helps with the gro... Read more
This is the year of running for me. I ran my first half marathon this spring and will complete my third one this fall. I've reached new trail running goals, including a first and second place finish in recent races. In August, 11 other teammates... 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
I think I've mentioned like a million times now that I have a plan for reaching my half marathon goal.
Well, I have a general plan.
I'm looking for feedback here, guys - especially from those of you who are or have trained - does this look... Read more
I am mostly writing this out just to work through some timing issues. I had been thinking of doing a half in April, so I had initially paced my training to be ready by then. Now I think I am just going to do the one on May 27th and the se... Read more
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