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
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
Yesterday was the last day of my first year on SparkPeople. Today is another day, and the beginning of the next chapter of my journey. Last night, I decided that I needed to stop and reflect on everything that has happened. And I gave a special perso... Read more
If there were dreams for sale, what would you try to buy? No matter what you "purchase" – find a better job, run a marathon, lose ten pounds, learn a new skill – motivation usually makes the difference between success and failur... Read more
just finished my run. My goal for monday-friday was to run at least 10 mins a day and i did it. Some days i even did 20. I figure if i start small with just 10 minutes i will stick with it and so far so good ðŸ˜€... Read more
My 4th day straight run/walking. Already my lungs are in better shape and its easier. Its amazing how quickly my perspective changes after a few days of change. Feeling lighter and more capable instead of depressed about my body and health... Read more
I go to Pacers. They will watch you walk and run on a treadmill and take video of your legs/feet while you do so they can analyze the alignment and fit you properly. They also watch you walk barefoot to see how your arch changes as you move.... Read more
Running shoes part 2:
I made a post yesterday looking for suggestions for new running shoes. I was told to get fitted by a running store. When I Google this it brings up foot locker. Do these kind of stores have people who fit for running shoes?... Read more
Have you always wanted to run a marathon but can't quite find the motivation? Register & pay for a marathon as far in advance as possible. There are lots of races that let you register 3 to 6 months in advance. That way if you don't want to lose your... Read more
On a recent episode of NBC's "The Biggest Loser", the 4 remaining contestants were given their final challenge: run a marathon. They had 60 days to train, and although the episode doesn't discuss the details of their training program, we assume tha... Read more
Here's what we're reading this week:
Watching TV Increases Your Risk of Early Death
I Can Do Anything—I Ran a Marathon
Don't Trust Calorie Counts on Menus
The Surgeon General’s Weight Struggle
RECIPES FOR HEALTH: Portobello... Read more
Yeah...and a 5K this Sunday...
I have totally been in my zone with this marathon training cycle. What turned out to be a welcome distraction from my divorce ended up causing me to be exactly that...distracted. So much so in fact that I just th... Read more
I didn't run a marathon. I thought I'd put that in the title to see if anyone would believe me lol.
I did go running today. Well, not running, more like walking with interspersed faster walking lol. I went along with a friend as she signed up... Read more
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