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
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
Coach Nicole's blog seemed "exceptionally short".... is most of the article missing?? Its like one paragraph...! Folks commenting in 2013 said it was a very good article, so I'm confused!
patti... Read more
I'm currently using Nicole's seated 9 min arm and shoulder workout as part of my strength training
With this, or other things like it, it is just the one set of 8-10
I tried a... Read more
So whenever I do cardio or weight training, I get really anxious and have panic attacks. Is there any way to overcome the mental fear of exercise? I feel silly freaking out over something that's such a non-big-deal!... 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
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
So I recently decided that I wanted to get back on track with my weight loss and half marathon training, and it seems like I'm doing well. I just did a 5k with my friends, and then last night I made it to the half-way point in my half marathon traini... Read more
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