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  • No Thunder Road Half Marathon for Me

    11/13/2014 11:51:37 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    Well... I decided not to run Thunder Road Half Marathon on Saturday. I went out for a quick run last night and my foot that has been giving... Read more

  • Started a Diet Bet on Monday...

    11/12/2014 1:32:39 PM, by STEPHM-ARATHON

    And it's not going well. Maybe I shouldn't say that after only 2.5 days but I'm really frustrated with it. I have done pretty well all year with ... Read more

  • Forced Indoors

    11/12/2014 11:00:38 AM, by COOP9002

    Hope you're enjoying your Wednesday. I am fortunate to have a rec center that i can use when this weather gets a little crazy for outdoor exercis... Read more

  • Tue 11/11/14

    11/11/2014 7:43:03 PM, by FRECKS96

    Had a nice day today with a friend. It was an amazingly gorgeous day in upstate NY and we spent some time walking along a local river walk while... Read more

  • Tuesday

    11/11/2014 2:56:40 PM, by COOP9002

    the beautiful Fall weather is gone for a while. Our temps here in mid-Mo dropped about 40 degrees (F) from yesterday. At least we are not dealing... Read more

  • My Triumphant Return!

    11/11/2014 7:36:42 AM, by AMOHAME2

    Ever since my first marathon, things have been going slowly, but steadily, downhill. I didn't notice it at first because it's been so slow, but ... Read more

  • Max Emery is here!

    11/10/2014 6:06:18 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I finished working on Halloween and went into labor on the following Tuesday at 2:20 pm. We ended up at Labor and Delivery at 6:30 pm. I was 3 cm... Read more

  • Monday

    11/10/2014 12:03:21 PM, by COOP9002

    We are being blessed with one more gorgeous Fall day, before the bottom falls out here in mid-Mo. Of course, i am not complaining. We have been b... Read more

  • I am FREAKING OUT!!!!

    11/10/2014 11:56:30 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    I opened my email this morning to this message below. I am beyond excite... Read more

  • I'm getting a treadmill

    11/10/2014 11:36:28 AM, by AMANDANCES

    Do I need a beginner treadmill that goes over 10 mph? I am so lost on these and have NO idea which one to get. Any thoughts?... Read more

  • Monday 11/10/14

    11/10/2014 9:15:06 AM, by FRECKS96

    Still here and still Sparking strong. The weekend kind of got away from me. Lots of running around and household chores, especially yesterday. ... Read more

  • Sunday

    11/9/2014 1:48:47 PM, by COOP9002

    we had a wonderful morning worship time at church today. a couple of ladies joined our fellowship this morning after being away for a while. ... Read more

  • Making progress, one step at a time

    11/9/2014 11:23:04 AM, by ACORALSEA

    Well, I haven't completely given up, yet. I'm still training for what will likely be my last marathon, and making a bit of progress every long ru... Read more

  • New Goals

    11/9/2014 11:02:48 AM, by TATTOO_READER

    So I've had a long think over the last few weeks and I've realised something. I can see the changes in my body-I can see that the general shape o... Read more

  • T minus 7 and counting!

    11/8/2014 6:51:15 PM, by SASSYLJB

    It is Finally here Tminus7 days and counting! Tapering is in full force. ... Read more

  • This Week in Running

    11/8/2014 5:14:36 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Today is Saturday, a day to be up early for a paced long run. There was an email in my inbox notifying me that I was today's Featured Motivator.... Read more

  • Thanks for your prayers

    11/8/2014 2:35:57 PM, by COOP9002

    thanks to all of you who have been praying for Olivia. It seems that she did have some sinus issues, but it had not turned into an infection. we ... Read more

  • Family History

    11/7/2014 8:41:25 PM, by JENSHAY1

    That is what I did instead of exercising.... Read more

  • Friday

    11/7/2014 1:01:08 PM, by COOP9002

    i was able to get a nice run in this morning, although it was a little cold out there. now i am getting ready to take one of our dogs to the vet ... Read more

  • TGIF

    11/7/2014 12:44:47 PM, by LEMONMOUSE

    Well I signed up the whole family for my first Fleet Feet Winter Warrior run. It's the day after Thanksgiving and since all the kids will be her... Read more

  • Training for the Half and Half Marathon

    11/6/2014 9:42:51 PM, by PASTAFARIAN

    This weekend, I will do the DC Half and Half Marathon: Run 6.55M, eat a half-smoke with chili and chips, then run the remaining 6.55M. I admit th... Read more

  • Goodbye October, Hello November

    11/6/2014 4:20:42 PM, by CHEMCHIC2006

    Here's some highlights of what went down last month! purplerunningpug.wordpre
    october-hello-november... Read more

  • A Thought

    11/6/2014 1:02:57 PM, by COOP9002

    I just felt that this verse gives us a word for the times in which we live. "Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be pe... Read more

  • New Family Member!!

    11/6/2014 8:49:23 AM, by ATHENAFOREVER81

    My little nephew was born yesterday, weighing 8 lbs 8 oz and 21 inches long! Just wanted to share the joy!! My sister and her newborn son, ... Read more

  • Weds 11/5/14

    11/5/2014 10:29:58 PM, by FRECKS96

    I was excited to get up and run this morning, it was forecast to be a bit warmer than average and we've had some really lovely days. Unfortunate... Read more

  • Running Volume: Looking Ahead a Few Weeks

    11/5/2014 9:15:28 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Today I'm looking at how many miles I run. I track running miles in a spreadsheet, and pay the most attention to miles per week; length of the l... Read more

  • Typical Wednesday

    11/5/2014 1:49:00 PM, by COOP9002

    it was nice to get outside for a run this morning, even though it was a little cool. now i am trying to stay focused and get some things done bef... Read more

  • Happy Birthday, Dad!!!

    11/4/2014 11:44:18 AM, by COOP9002

    Today is my dad's 77th birthday. Fortunately he is still in good health, even though he has a low-grade leukemia. It was good to talk with him th... Read more

  • Mon 11/3/14

    11/3/2014 10:29:16 PM, by FRECKS96

    Not much to say today. I ate okay, did my boot camp video but otherwise took today as a rest day. Still have a pretty nasty cough, makes it hard ... Read more

  • Another Nice Fall Day

    11/3/2014 10:31:57 AM, by COOP9002

    we're enjoying another nice day here in mid-Mo. i was able to get outside for some exercise, however that may start to be a little more challengi... Read more

  • #BeMonumental

    11/3/2014 8:52:33 AM, by JERIBERI1

    Saturday I ran the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis. Their hashtag on twitter and instagram is #BeMonumental. And people were. Funny thin... Read more

  • Do not put your head in the sand, just DON'T.

    11/3/2014 6:50:39 AM, by CARINEVE

    So.... when it comes to weight I am actually back to where I was on 1 Jan, i.e. 78 kilo. Which is such a waste, considering I weight around 70 ki... Read more

  • Sun 11/2/14

    11/2/2014 10:19:10 PM, by FRECKS96

    Another busy but fun weekend. Friday I didn't feel great, so I did my boot camp video, my bonus video and called it a day. Saturday we spent the ... Read more

  • Sunday

    11/2/2014 4:31:20 PM, by COOP9002

    i'm trying to get ready for Bible Study tonight at church. after that, i hope to get some exercise by playing some b-ball with the guys at the mi... Read more

  • November Goals

    11/2/2014 2:51:30 PM, by LEMONMOUSE

    Goals to Meet: Lift weights 3 times a week Get in 1440+ minutes of fitness in for the month Lose 10 lbs (this means strict management of... Read more

  • Counting on strength in numbers...

    11/2/2014 7:54:11 AM, by CARILOUIE

    I haven't been on Spark since June - it's the longest break I've taken since I started Sparking in 2009. And you know what? I can tell when I'm a... Read more

  • Two weeks and Counting

    11/1/2014 10:16:13 PM, by SASSYLJB

    Yep we are at T minus 2 weeks! What a journey this has been. I am not eve... Read more

  • Balancing Endurance Races and Training.

    11/1/2014 8:21:31 PM, by BOILHAM

    I got plenty of rest after my last Olympic triathlon in September. We all need to rest up once in a while. One can't just keep doing race after r... Read more

  • Prep for the Wedding

    11/1/2014 5:37:16 PM, by COOP9002

    a new month has begun and we are busy trying to get things organized for an event that won't take place for another 8 months. Our daughter's wedd... Read more

  • Saturday Long Run

    11/1/2014 3:20:48 PM, by MOBYCARP

    It's Saturday, and the group paced run was scheduled at Durand Eastman Park on the shore of Lake Ontario. I knew in advance that the 8/8:30 pace... Read more

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