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 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
Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n... 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
You can manually enter distance and time, and Spark will calculate calories burned. Try Mileage under My Fitness on the full site, you'll find an option for that there. I've started mapping my walks on a separate site and calculating here.... Read more
Today, I decided to up the distance that I walk my dog, from 2 miles to 4 miles ūüö∂ūüźĺūüźē. Around 2-1/2 miles, I was ready to be done. The beauty of walking outside is that you can't quit early. Its the only way home. Lol!... 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 donít know about you, but this year is flying by. Itís 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
On Saturday I did 13.5 miles, technically. I started my jog in 68 degrees at 9:30 am and the temp climbed quickly. The first half felt great, but I really slowed down on the second half. By the time I finished at 12:30 it was 84 degrees! Took more a... 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
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