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
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
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
Gail (RHYNIC) has been a SparkPeople member since 2006. She is a co-leader for the Road Runners SparkTeam, which is the largest SparkTeam for runners, with more than 70,000 members. Gail has been running for more than 3 years; she started w... Read more
If you want to be motivated to get in shape, marry a marathon runner. 24
My husband is in training mood for a marathon next month and ran 20 miles yesterday. After he left, there was no way I could stay on the couch.
But--I wish I had his... Read more
There is a Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon taking place this June and I'm thinking of joining the walk portion. I know, it's not as cool or challenging as running a half marathon, but for medical reasons I'm not supposed to run anymore and walki... Read more
Hello- Ever since I started distance running a few years ago, I've slowly been adding pounds...at first just a few, and then another 5 lbs. during marathon training last summer/fall, for a total of 10 since 2011. I've obviously fallen into that "I'm... Read more
So I noticed today that when I track Walking as an activity, I am not given an option for distance, but when I track Walk/Jog or Running I DO get an option for distance? I have a set goal for 3 miles per day, but cannot meet this goal because on the... Read more
In just over 10 weeks, there´s a big marathon in my city, and I want to participate in either the half marathon or 10K. I´m thinking about the half marathon, but I´m not sure I´ll have enough time to train. At this point, i run about once a week and... Read more
Start walking. The trick to healthy walking is not doing it today. The real trick is doing it tomorrow and the next day. We aren't talking about a stroll around the mall. Get out there and stride!... Read more
I don’t know about you, but this year is flying by. It’s hard to believe in less than 2 weeks half the year will be well behind us with only 6 more months left to go until we begin 2010. This had me thinking it was time to re-evaluate my goals that I... 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
Between 7.5 miles yesterday and 6 miles today, I covered the half marathon distance! That isn't much to more motivated exercise people but I'm pretty happy with it!
My husband actually said he is thinking about another 1/2 marathon! I couldn... Read more
I have been planning to run a marathon since I ran cross country in high school. The closest I came to achieving this was when I finally started training for a half marathon in Nov 08. That race made me feel so confident that I could run that maratho... Read more
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