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
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
We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t... 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
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
My name is Rita. I am from South Dakota where the current weather is well below zero. BRRRR. On November 8, 2013, I had the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. Overall I have been doing really well. I have lost a total of 22 pounds since I started my p... Read more
This may sound like a silly question ..... but I'm asking anyway and thought this might be a good place......
Are cookbook recipes included with copyright like all other printed material? Or if I find a favorite recipe can I share it online ?... Read more
This is a big step for me. For years I have been "googling" information when it comes to diet, fitness and advice. I have been reluctant in regards to creating my own message board but here it is!
I am ready to take action! I have... Read more
I am attempting to do my first marathon and had a few questions I'm hoping some of you who've been on one before could help answer!
So I've been running all year long I usually do around 6-7kms around that range. The marathon is on the 24th of... Read more
I bought this thinking I was buying a good after cardio drink.
does anyone know if this is a good drink will I gain weight I need to lose I wanted to have a recovery drink after my hard cardio workouts.... Read more
Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An... Read more
New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds says The Ultimate Post-Workout Beverage: Use chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout. Reynolds calls it an "ideal recovery beverage" because it has the right ratio of carbs and pr... Read more
The WRITERS' SUPPORT GROUP is here to lend support, accountability and encouragement for your writing projects. Post daily and join the challenges! May ALL of your writing goals & dreams come true!... Read more
As many of you may know I am a runner. 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 though not e... Read more
This is part two in a series of blogs I am writing to help runners have a better understanding the role recovery plays in their healthy living journey. While I am primarily addressing runners, anyone can benefit from the information provided whether... Read more
I'm finally beginning to feel like I'm back to pre-race strength and energy after the OUC half marathon. I actually felt pretty good after the half, though a little stiff during the day on Saturday. I took it easy though and relaxed around the house.... Read more
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