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
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... Read more
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
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
Hello, I am 19 years old currently at 32% body fat. I want to be about 15-16% body fat. I am currently in the cutting phase and I need tips on what to do? What supplements should I take if any? What should my diet and exercise consist of?? Thanks!... Read more
I was reading an article about the fight to raise minimum for food servers to between $10 to 15 dollars an hour.
Servers were saying it would be great to get 15 an hour and be tipped. Many servers were upset to hear that customers may not tip if... Read more
I am a second year student at university studying an honours in applied psychology, a major in english, and a minor in creative writing/journalism. This means my schedule is pretty intense to begin with. Add to that the fact that... Read more
After 3:00pm it is so much harder for me to make good nutritional choices! I come home from work about 2:30, my kids come home, and I suddenly feel famished. I am sincerely hungry, but I am also craving relaxation, which triggers the desire to EAT.... Read more
I have avery tough time staying motivated. Of late, I've started updating my exercises and bingeing(if I do it) as honestly as possible on Facebook. So when my friends click like and post comments, I'm on a high. But this may not work too well in the... 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
This is part two in a series of blogs I am writing to help runners have a better understanding the role recovery plays in their healthy living journey. While I am primarily addressing runners, anyone can benefit from the information provided whether... Read more
As many of you may know I am a runner. 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 though not e... Read more
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