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
For a long time I thought that being in pain was part of the plan, a sign of progress. I was so used to hobbling around on achy feet, with leg muscles so sore that I couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on to the banister for de... 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
So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at th... Read more
Just started a new job & have to bike 20 mi. a day from commuting; I've already lost 10lb in one week! I'm so happy and excited, can't wait to lose more. The only thing I need a bit more help with is my diet. I'd appreciate some tips(I don't buy food... Read more
My very good friend is running her 1st 1/2 marathon on Sunday and I want to get her a small gift to let her know how proud I am of her.
I need my Spark Friends' help! I don't want it to be overly expensive, but I thought about getting her a sma... Read more
Lance Armstrong wants to return to the world of professional cycling. Since retiring in 2005, most of the news he has made has been related to his Live Strong organization and gossip column reports on his love life. He has also competed in two New Yo... Read more
You are a unique individual with something to add to this world! If you’re reading this and feeling badly about yourself and where you are this week in your healthy lifestyle journey, then this article is for you. I want to share with you some... Read more
Today my eating was out of control. I had lunch with Amy and ate all of the fries I ordered. That made me think I had permission to eat crap all day. I didn't write in my food journal either.
I think part of my failure with the eating today... Read more
and now the training begins running the hills of Te kuiti in the middle of the North Island where I live in New Zealand. So far I'm up to 26 kilometres but the 10k walk home makes it 36 kilometres!! That walk home will soon be a run home and from the... Read more
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