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
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
Polio is a disease that most of us never think much about anymore. Thanks to heroic breakthroughs of the mid 20th century, the disease is more ancient history than current news.
But polio is on Joe Hale’s mind every single day. While... Read more
Looking for a litte extra motivation. I was thinking about joining one of the dietbet challenges. Anyone know if there are any sparkpeopke ones? Would love to make some new freinds. Have some rules and win some money at the same time.... Read more
Hi everyone..... I need help.... In 2 weeks time im getting married and I really need to lose 10 pounds/5kgs! I know that loosing weight super fast is not recomended and not healthy and many other things but I really need a very good fad diet at thi... Read more
Does anyone else have a problem with eating these things? I'm particularly upset over eating too many "diet" (popular name diet that has its own food line) ice cream bars today. I can't handle these things! The thing is, most days I can. Today I wo... Read more
I have read this book ages ago, and more than once. It taught me a lot about nutrition, how my body works with food and strength training. It helped me change some of my eating habits and I'm so glad for it.
But, even though all this k... 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
I am not one to make New Year's resolutions, however that does not mean I don't like to set goals for myself. In fact, when you read Chris Downie's book, "The Spark", you will gain a deeper understanding as to the importance goal-setting has in our... Read more
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