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
My question is this..........I am training for a half marathon (my first race) that will be June 7th and I have gone out 2 days in a row. Yesterday I did 11.5 kilometers and today 8.5 kilometers.
The weather has been great but tomorrow is the la... Read more
I've just committed to my first half marathon, and I'm freaking out a bit. I've read that if you're serious about running a half (or longer), you shouldn't try to lose weight while training. Your body needs fuel, and running a deficit is limiting.... 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
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
As we close out 2009, many of us review the year and take inventory regarding what we have or have not accomplished throughout the year.
Last year at this time, I suggested we list 3 wishes and resolve to make them come true during 2009.... Read more
As many of us watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics from the safety and comfort of our homes, we witnessed several of the world’s top athletes succumb to injuries or deliver performances far from what the world expected. These athletes, many of whom sp... Read more
So there it is all laid out. Everything I need for tomorrow.
Half Marathon Kit includes:
1. Hat – to keep sweat out of eyes and cover my 5am bed head.
2. Jacket – I will be cold at 5am, and I can always tie it around my waist.
3. Lo... Read more
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