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
I may be registering for a half marathon coming up in Oct 15th and have never trained for a marathon before. For these past few years, I've been doing the elliptical with different resistances and intervals (though, I feel it may or may not be the sa... Read more
When at the gym working on strength training , how many types of excersized do you do per "muscle group"? How many reps should a person be doing ? I do 3 reps of ten I try to do 3 machines is this enough to prevent muscle loss/ build strength ?... Read more
How much strength training is enough to prevent muscle loss along with fat loss? Do push-ups & sit-ups count? If I'm walking 2 mi a day, and feel my muscles getting harder, does that mean I'm doing enough to prevent muscle loss?... 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
what a terrible run. I would love to blame everything around me. The temperature is 20* lower than it has been all week, the new audio book I started didn't grip me the way the other one did, I was running a new route, my saucer ears turned into icic... Read more
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