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
I was scheduled at the art center for a class in September. The model for tomorrow cancelled and I just agreed to do a fill in, extra pounds and all. I figure doing it once early and once at the end will be good. Still cannot believe I am doing it... Read more
I have a very hectic and unstable work schedule. I work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts sometimes 14 hour days and an hour commute one direction at a hospital. I need some tips on how to keep me motivated to exercise.... Read more
I'm not sure what you're shift schedule is like, but mine is 830p - 7a. I get up around 5p and cook dinner for 6 or 7p. I eat lunch around 1p, then eat again for breakfast/dinner sometime between 7a-9p (bedtime).... Read more
I've run three 1/2 marathons and had plantar fascitis twice. It didn't hurt while running, so I kept running, but the pain was the worse when getting out of bed. I stretched the tendon and iced it every day.... 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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