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
So, I tracked my walk this morning by GPS. It says 11 minutes at 4.6 km/h (sorry for the metric, but it doesn't really matter) equals 213 calories burned.
Yesterday I entered the same walk myself, 12 minutes at the same speed -- a good guess! Bu... Read more
I'm supposed to be in training for a half marathon right now but am struggling with motivation. I was thinking maybe less pressure to run miles upon miles and instead just do any cardio might be less stressful. Any cardio is better than nothing, yes?... Read more
When I was playing Trivia yesterday and today, the Results Box, (formerly found immediately above the question area,) has been moved the the upper right of the page..... But there is a Spark ad (usually for the Spark activity tracker or for Spark Co... Read more
So I have been working out 3-4 times a week with a personal trainer, eating. 1500 cal/day meal plan (no cheating other than maybe an extra cup of coffee), drinking crazy amounts of water, and I haven't lost a pounds. What is going on? This is my 4th... Read more
Though I have been a "member" for awhile, I have to admit I have not really used this site to my full advantage. My husband and I have signed up for our first half marathon. I have done a 5k, though with a lot of struggle. Runn... 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 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
Good morning everyone! I have been resting and relaxing my sore muscles since we returned home on Monday. The three day weekend sure did go by fast like it always does. We drove to Rockwall after church on Sunday. I picked up my race packet and some... Read more
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