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
This holiday season, there are parties to host, marshmallows to roast, and credit scores to toast! According to the National Retail Federation, Americans expect to spend an average of $518.08 on gifts for family, friends, co-workers, and others. We... Read more
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I am attempting to do my first marathon and had a few questions I'm hoping some of you who've been on one before could help answer!
So I've been running all year long I usually do around 6-7kms around that range. The marathon is on the 24th of... Read more
I guess I could have posted this earlier, but I just finished my race report. It's on my blog on my Sparkpage if anyone wants to read it. I finished the Route 66 Half in 3:12:22. Not a great time, but something to improve upon and an instant PR si... Read more
I posted this on the 13.1 Sparkteam page, but I don't know that it gets a whole lot of traffic, so I am posting here as well, because I'd love your feedback!
Two Springs ago, I did my first half marathon. Last Spring, I did my second. I've decid... Read more
I'm not technologically blessed so forgive me if this is a rather silly question BUT could somebody please explain how to ensure photos I post to my blog or SparkPage remain right side up?
I'm using an iPad and I just upload directly fr... Read more
I'm getting married in July and my fiance and I are having little luck in losing weight. We haven't been exercising- we always make excuses. So we thought of having a non-weight loss goal that would contribute to weightloss may motivat... 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
Planning to run (or walk) a half marathon? Currently a half marathon participant? Want tips to get started? Motivation to keep going? Have tips to help us? Come join in...we'd love to have you!... 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
I did Burn 1/ Day 1 today. My mileage will drop if I keep up with CE but that's okay. I hope to keep getting about 6mi/day when I can, though! I was in bed most of the weekend, after having a rough week last week. I'm still really tired and my joi... 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
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