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 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
I'm waiting for gallbladder surgery July 21st and have been instructed by the surgeon to eat as low fat as possible until that time. I've been doing really well I think (around 16 gr of fat per day). Just wondering if anyone has any tips I may not... Read more
I did liquid diet for Lent one year, and I was miserable the whole time. I always felt hungry because I missed chewing my food and juice doesn't give me enough energy. It also screws with my blood sugar a lot when I don't get enough protein.... Read more
Diet impacts weight loss/gain more than activity, but it's still good to keep your heart healthy with exercise. Stick with your diet and make sure you get all your macros and fruit/veggie servings every day.... Read more
I know I'd fail that diet miserably because I'm carb-sensitive. I have to eat more protein and fat to keep from feeling like my body is eating itself and to sustain my workouts. Glad you figured it out and can adjust.... Read more
Have you done research on the military diet? I'd check it out with your doc first; lots of meals are carb-heavy, so if you're diabetic or have blood sugar issues, it could be dangerous. (I'm not a doc, just a concerned friend)... 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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