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 only run when chased."
That was my answer anytime I was asked about running, otherwise known as torture disguised as exercise.
The way I saw it, there were only two reasons to run:
1. to catch a bus, plane or train
2. to... Read more
Holiday season is too close. What is the plan to not gain??? We don't have Thanksgiving Halloween or Christmas in Turkey but because Of where I work my American friends/leadership at work brings me cookies, cakes n all (Pecan pie,pumpkin pie yum)... Read more
How often do they change? Mine has shown the same 4-5 meals for the last 2 weeks, and the same 10 or so options. if it never changes that is okay, I will make up my own, but that looked to be one of the advantages here..... Read more
When I click on a food on my Spark Heart Healthy Meal plan it doesn't show me options I can change to. It worked when I was tracking breakfast, but didn't work when I tried to change a food selection for lunch.... 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
First off, I have a training plan for my half marathon!!
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I had a hard time picking a training plan so I finally just m... Read more
I went through my fitness magazines, Runner's World articles and ifit.com and settled on a Half Marathon ten week training schedule using my ifit module and my treadmill. Training begins tomorrow! Why wait?? We are getting into yucky weather and by... Read more
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