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
Polio is a disease that most of us never think much about anymore. Thanks to heroic breakthroughs of the mid 20th century, the disease is more ancient history than current news.
But polio is on Joe Hale’s mind every single day. While... Read more
I ate a whole Thanksgiving dinner and (expectedly) allowed myself to go over calories that day, which I did by a couple hundred. The rest of my weekend I went about with diet and exercise like I always do. I weighed myself for the first time today... 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
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
How does one search for a specific SparkTeam? Yes I know under community, drop-down click on sparkteam and there's a search box but. When I do a search for First Place 4 Health and even though I click to right to search by name - doesn't seem to ch... 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
This past August the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) met in Daegu, South Korea dealing one of the biggest blows to women endurance runners across the world when they announced that only times achieved in women's-only roa... Read more
It's something I've heard for years: "All of that running is going to kill your knees. You should find some other lower-impact exercises instead." Although it's a common perception that running will negatively affect your knee joints and likely le... Read more
I improved my time from last year, but did not meet my goal time. I guess I'll have to try again next year.
The weather was awesome. It was sunny and springlike. Something we had not experienced in MN. The MN Pacers were there and I stayed with... Read more
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