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
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
so far: kind bar, amy's low sodium lentil veggie soup, i'm planning on taking my vitamins, eating a little apple sauce and some yogurt, drinking a LOT of water, making carrot juice, and eating a salad. I plan on skipping dessert.... Read more
Is anyone following the Sparkpeople Meal Plans.. and if so, how is that working for you? Any tips?
I've been wanting to try them out for a while now but the meals seem so random. I know you can switch them out for other things but I've never a... Read more
I need to add strength training to my routine.
My complex has a little home gym for such things, but I'm wondering which ones I can do to atart.
I remember there used to be a list of beginner and advanced ones on the old SP, but I don't know w... Read more
I have finally made a plan. Now, to keep to it. My sister and I are going to go to the gym at lunchtime on Tuesday and Thursday. Then, weekends, I can do an hour walk in the morning or Zumba. Also 15 squats each time I go to the bathroom.. BOOYA!... Read more
I make a weekly fitness-meal plan. I am training for a half-marathon and get super hungry the day after a long run. Combining the meal planning with the fitness planning means I eat the right stuff for my level of activity. It also helps with the gro... Read more
This is the year of running for me. I ran my first half marathon this spring and will complete my third one this fall. I've reached new trail running goals, including a first and second place finish in recent races. In August, 11 other teammates... 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
First off, I have a training plan for my half marathon!!
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I had a hard time picking a training plan so I finally just m... Read more
I went through my fitness magazines, Runner's World articles and ifit.com and settled on a Half Marathon ten week training schedule using my ifit module and my treadmill. Training begins tomorrow! Why wait?? We are getting into yucky weather and by... Read more
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