Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country... 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
Cravings. We all get them, even the most disciplined of us. But when you're trying to lose weight or eat better, cravings for sweets, treats, or rich foods can become your downfall—if you let them. Instead of depriving yourself of fun foods... Read more
Scheduled professional photos for my tot for 10/12. Now thinking we should have them be family photos, which we havent had in 3.5 years. I won't be at goal, so maybe i should wait until next year. Thoughts?... 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
Take a photo of your scale each time you weigh in. I have been doing this for a while and it is really motivating to have so many photos of scales all going down, plus with the date stamp on, it doubles as a log of your journey. Each time you snap th... 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
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
For some, fall signifies cooler temperatures and pumpkin picking. For others, it means marathon season. The world’s largest marathon, the ING New York City Marathon (boasting a record-high number of runners this year with 47,000 participants) t... Read more
My sister was my awesome cheerleader AND photographer during the marathon! :) Here's the day in pictures:
Inside the nice warm Holiday Inn at the start - I got to use a REAL bathroom, and then pin on my number in comfort.
Here we are jus... Read more
Maybe I need a haircut?
This was at about 20 km - I felt great the whole way round. In fact at about 18-19 I tried to switch my ipod to some more up tempo music to see if I could blast the last few clicks but ended up switching to a borin... Read more
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