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Why I'll Never Be a Runner and That's Okay

After years of putting running on an exercise pedestal and feeling frustrated by failures, one writer decided to embrace her strengths and see training in a whole new light.
Posted 1/6/2017  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 35 comments   17,346 views
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The 10 Best Subscription Boxes Delivering Health to Your Door

Give the gift of health year-round with these subscription services sure to deliver delight the inner athlete/chef/fashionista in all of us.
Posted 12/9/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 11 comments   20,858 views
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A Change of Pace from Running in Place: 9 Exclusive Treadmill Workouts

Need a change in place from just running in place? Try these nine unique treadmill exercises, designed by an expert trainer exclusively for SparkPeople.
Posted 8/9/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 16 comments   25,352 views
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Learn to Love At-Home Workouts With This Folding Treadmill

If you've been thinking about buying a treadmill for your home gym, look no further than our top pick for running or walking your way to fit!
Posted 7/14/2016  10:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 4 comments   32,232 views
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Hate Running on the Treadmill? Try These 8 Ways to Make It More Manageable

Many runners hate the treadmill. However, finding fun and manageable ways to get on the treadmill increases your chances of reaping the benefits of these not-so-boring workouts.
Posted 5/10/2016  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 1 comments   6,071 views
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The Finish Line: SparkPeople Reflects on the Flying Pig Journey

We trained, we raced, we conquered? SparkPeople finally reaches the Flying Pig half marathon race day. How did it go?
Posted 5/3/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 11 comments   16,274 views
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Small or Large, Running Groups Help You Take Charge

Community is HUGE among runners. Groups large or small really help propel your forward--no matter if you're running for fun or training for a race, there really is fun in numbers!
Posted 4/26/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 3 comments   12,571 views
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A Cheap Cure for Blisters Could Be in Your Junk Drawer

Inexpensive paper tape could be the most effective prevention for painful blisters among long-distance runners.
Posted 4/15/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 7 comments   30,114 views
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Pacing & Fueling along the Half Marathon Race Route

Two things can make or break a race: pacing and fueling. Here's how to hit that sweet spot to help you finish strong.
Posted 4/12/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 8 comments   13,206 views
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Home Is Where the Half Marathon Is

For years Rhonda had an unhealthy relationship with food and fitness, but when a friend inspired her to try running, she discovered a strength she didn't know she possessed.
Posted 4/4/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Alicia Capetillo : 11 comments   23,120 views
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10 Ways to Train Smarter and Avoid Injury

Don't get sidelined with a running injury. Learn what to do if you suspect you're injured--and how to prevent injuries in the first place.
Posted 3/29/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 6 comments   21,957 views
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7 Things Marathoners Wish They'd Known Before Their First Race

We asked some seasoned runners what they wish they'd known before completing their first race. These words of wisdom will help you stay the course.
Posted 3/16/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Melissa Rudy : 5 comments   30,257 views
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Power Up and Over Any Hill with These 5 Training Tips

Running uphill can be intimidating, but if you incorporate these 5 tips during your training, you'll be able to get and over any hill in no time.
Posted 3/15/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Michael Honkomp : 14 comments   37,389 views
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Gear Up! Essentials for Your Half Marathon Training

Learn about running gear necessities as SparkPeople members train to run Cincinnati's Flying Pig Half Marathon.
Posted 3/1/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Dominic Acito : 6 comments   17,975 views
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We'll Run When Pigs Fly: Meet the Runners

SparkPeople members gear up to run Cincinnati's Flying Pig Half Marathon and along the way they share their race-day prep, training plans, gear, fuel needs and more.
Posted 2/16/2016  12:00:00 AM By: Elizabeth Lowry : 11 comments   20,199 views
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