HALFCRZY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HALFCRZY HALFCRZY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Depression after Long Runs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4126015 Just curious as to how many of my running friends might get depressed a day or two after their long runs. I am beginning to notice a pattern that on runs 10+ about two day afterwards I get in this funk. At first I thought it might be food and rest but I made sure this last time to get plenty of rest and eat the right foods, but still I am in this funk today. I know it will pass, guess just want to know its not just me and maybe some ways (if possible) to avoid it in the future. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:12:10 EST I can't believe it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4022438 Don't know where else to post this except to my SparkFriends because #1 I know you'll understand and #2 some of you probably have some good pointers/advice. <BR> <BR> In August 2009 I started a journey towards better health. I weighed 227 at the time and in 10 months had lost about 35 lbs. I even was selected to do a photo shoot and infomercial which was a blast. <BR> <BR> In August 2010 I started seriously training for my first HM and Full Marathon which I completed, but along the way I st... Wed, 16 Feb 2011 12:03:55 EST Is it better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4022328 to continue to run long and slow or run shorter and pick up your pace and fitness by running stronger and harder? Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:31:17 EST Walt Disney World Marathon 2011 - My First Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3935701 When one of my sons (Joshua) was in 4th grade (2000) he joined a running team at his elementary school. In order to connect with him I started running as well. I had run in the Army but never knew that people actually ran long distances “for fun.” I also didn’t believe at the time that a little kid could run 3.1 or 6.2 miles, but they showed me they could. After a race his 5th grade year my son turned to me and said, “Dad, do you think we could run a marathon?” I didn’t even know what a marat... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:59:27 EST Man in the Arena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3933202 When I am asked, "Why do you run marathons?" this quote is where my mind instantly turns. <BR> <BR> Man in the Arena <BR> <BR> "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or short... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:46:37 EST Walt Disney World Marathon 2011 Finish Line http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3925555 Crossing the finish line at the Walt Disney World Marathon, Jan. 9th, 2011. My first marathon. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:07:05 EST Walt Disney World Marathon 2011 (My First Full Marathon) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3897421 Give credit were credit is due ... thanks to VEGANCHIC79 for posting her list of dedicated miles. I took her idea and used it as well. Thanks for the inspiration. <BR> <BR> ------------------- <BR> <BR> I'd like to thank everyone who has supported me so far on my weight loss journey and training for my 1st full marathon. You have no idea how much you keep me going when I really, really, REALLY don't feel like putting in the miles. <BR> <BR> I'd like to dedicate the miles of my marathon to... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 16:00:56 EST SparkPeople is AMAZING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3336291 I started my weightloss, health and fitness journey for the LAST time this past August (2009). I say the last time because like so many others something just finally clicked and I knew I had to do something. <BR> <BR> My first step was finding Robert Ferguson's Food Lovers Fat Loss System which helped me learn to eat the foods I love and still be able to lose weight. The system also incorporated a workout DVD that started with just 12 minute workouts and from there I built up some strength.... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 10:32:08 EST Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey goodbye! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3166247 Please join me in kissing the 200's goodbye. After 8 months I can finally say goodbye to the 200's as today I weighed in at 199.5 <BR> <BR> A few months ago I had to make a choice of what size graduation cap and gown to order. One was for anyone between 200-250 and the other was from 200 and below. I made the decision to order the one 200 and below. My graduation is this coming weekend and today I hit below 200 for the first time with still a few days to spare. <BR> <BR> Here's my 8 months ... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:38:42 EST My First 5K in 4 Years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2973815 I had a GREAT time this past Saturday running the St. Joseph's Dogwood Dash 5K. I ran with my youngest son and my best friend Karlis. Our time was fantastic, but I didn't feel like I had killed myself afterwards. Since I had some soreness in my calf/achilles area I wanted to make sure I didn't over do it. Karlis really helped in that area because when the race mentality was kicking in he would bring me back down to earth. <BR> <BR> I also enjoyed having my son with me although he tries to ma... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 14:28:46 EST My First Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2927257 Okay, here it goes. <BR> <BR> I am glad I am where I am today, 20.5 lbs lighter, healthier and more fit, but I also realize I have further to go. My goals are to get healthy and hopefully help others as well on this journey. <BR> <BR> I have learned over the last several months that its not difficult to be healthy, it just takes making good choices, commitment, and a great community of people that are willing to help as well. <BR> <BR> When I first found SparkPeople.com several months ago... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:07:57 EST