Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T... 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
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've run three 1/2 marathons and had plantar fascitis twice. It didn't hurt while running, so I kept running, but the pain was the worse when getting out of bed. I stretched the tendon and iced it every day.... Read more
I ran my first half marathon earlier this month. But the entire time i was training for it, I didn't lose a single pound. Now I am planning to start training for a full marathon but I still need to lose more weight. My question is, is it normal to no... Read more
I just ran a half marathon, for goodness sake, and I still feel like the number on the scale is more important than what my body can do. It's a long process, but I'm working on it. Good luck to you.... Read more
Curious about HMs or love them already? Trying to lose weight or improve nutrition while training? Comfortable with the 10K or 10M distance? Join the team, swap concerns, and share race reports!... 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
Wow, what an incredible weekend it was spending time in New Orleans with fourteen SparkPeople Members and their friends and family. You cannot even begin to imagine the excitement we were all experiencing as we made our trek from all over the c... Read more
This is me at the finish line! I had a torn tendon. Two minutes later it snapped. I was still heavy then. I can't wait to get back to this. I was happier with my size then.
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I won the chance to be trained with a... Read more
It's been awhile since I've been on Spark People so I thought I would update. I had bronchitis towards the end of the summer so it put a snag in my training. Needless to say there were quite a few races I had wanted to do, but could not. So I refo... Read more
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