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
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
I've always known that I'm a bit of a perfectionist. In high school, a B was never enough. In college, being in the middle of the bell-shaped curve wouldn't do. While the do-everything-perfectly mentality has pushed me in my adult life to... 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
Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T... Read more
Last Sunday I ran my first Full Marathon!!!!! So I've done several halves and the marathon high was pretty awesome, it's an amazing feeling and I'm so glad I have changed my life and am fit and active!! So I am curious, how many people here on sparkp... Read more
Hello! I used Spark People years ago and am back! Two years ago I ran a lot and participated in many 5ks. With job changes and moving, I quit running, but I have started again. I know it's a hefty goal, but I want to run/walk half marathon at the... Read more
My very good friend is running her 1st 1/2 marathon on Sunday and I want to get her a small gift to let her know how proud I am of her.
I need my Spark Friends' help! I don't want it to be overly expensive, but I thought about getting her a sma... Read more
This is my first day attempting to begin this new lifestyle, but I honestly have no idea what type of schedule to follow. Do I eat 3 times a day then exercise at the end? Exercise before I eat anything at all? Middle of the day? I honestly am not sur... Read more
My work schedule is crazy. I have started keeping homemade meals and snacks in my freezer. That helps when I start packing my lunch. I also keep fiber one treats for the sweet tooth. What does everyone else do for meals at work.... 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
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
At the end of February I had the pleasure of participating in the Mardi Gras Marathon and Half-marathon in New Orleans with fourteen other SparkPeople members. While many of us participating were runners, two members, RELLIMTENAJ (AKA Janet, at right... Read more
Okay, in order to prevent future injuries and to prevent my current injury from getting worse, I need a new plan.
I have been in the habit (for too long) of signing up for races only to work out. I haven't trained for them, but I always planned... Read more
A special THANK YOU and 247 to LIGHTNING RUNNER for pushing me and believing in my running!
Below is my FULL marathon training schedule:
Wk 1: S: 35 min, M: Rest, T: 35 min, W: 40 min, T: Cross train, F: Rest, Sat: 45 min
Wk2: S: 35 m... Read more
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