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
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 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
So I took Spanish proficiency exam and didn't walk around a lot. I ate a lot of things that I shouldn't have had to award myself. I got 2 pounds monthly...what do you do during exam to avoid getting fat during exams?... 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 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
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
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
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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