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'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
On January 1st, many of us are geared up to get healthy and fit. But, by mid-February, our diets are faltering and our fitness routines start getting stale. Falling out of a resolution can be a fast downward spiral. If you’re someone who thrive... 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
I am relatively new to exercise, but for the last 6 weeks, I have been running 3 days/week, doing cross training on the recumbent bike or elliptical 2 days/week and walking the other 2 days. I really enjoy the aerobic exercise, but I know that I nee... Read more
I am hoping someone out there might be interested in joining me in training for my first half marathon. I am looking at completing one in October or November. It would be so nice to find someone to work with so we could support each other. I am us... Read more
If you want to be motivated to get in shape, marry a marathon runner. 24
My husband is in training mood for a marathon next month and ran 20 miles yesterday. After he left, there was no way I could stay on the couch.
But--I wish I had his... Read more
I am a woman in her late 50's. I've done ST in the past,nothing serious in recent years. I don't want to end up like my mother, who has trouble moving things around if they weigh more than three or four pounds. And that's a load for two hands.
... Read more
There is a Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon taking place this June and I'm thinking of joining the walk portion. I know, it's not as cool or challenging as running a half marathon, but for medical reasons I'm not supposed to run anymore and walki... Read more
I swear by Green Smoothies to fuel my mornings. A big handful of spinach, 1/2 a frozen banana, 1/3 cup each frozen blueberries and blackberries, and a scoop of protein power blended with almond milk makes a CRAZY good smoothie with about 4 servings o... Read more
Inspiration for women focused on increasing lean muscle mass and lowering body fat through strength training and having FUN doing it. Some come on aboard and join up with us. You will not regret it!... Read more
For some, fall signifies cooler temperatures and pumpkin picking. For others, it means marathon season. The world’s largest marathon, the ING New York City Marathon (boasting a record-high number of runners this year with 47,000 participants) t... Read more
A few weeks ago a member of the Master Runners SparkTeam posted a thread asking his fellow SparkPeople runners what had been their biggest running mistake to date. The responses were quite interesting and varied which prompted me to take this forum t... Read more
To start off, I'm a bit frustrated. After being snowed in last weekend and not getting to run my week 5, 10 mile long run, I was looking forward to this weekend's long run. I wanted to reassure myself that I was going to be able to do this. I went... Read more
I'm doing Week 5 of my half-marathon training. Because I fell behind during the recovery of my concussion, I skipped Weeks 2 and 4. Week 2 consisted of a 5-mile run, which I've done several times before, and week 4 was supposed to be a recovery wee... Read more
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