Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa... Read more
So, is it getting easier? Are the habits starting to stick? Are you starting to make healthy choices without thinking about it? It might take a little longer for some of your goals to completely feel natural, but you might not be far off.The harder y... Read more
Whether you are contemplating training for your first 5K race or are a seasoned runner looking to improve your performance, working with a running coach may help you reach your true potential.
The Benefits of Training with a Running Coach
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If you're looking for another good reason to try running, look to your dog. Running together can be a great way to make sure your beloved family dog gets or stays in shape right along with you. Many dogs are happy to run alongside their owners fo... Read more
I am so proud of myself! I did my first 5k today! I had so much fun and now it is safe to say that I am hooked :)
We are doing another one on the 15th! Yay for lifestyle changes! You can see some pictures on my blog post from today.... Read more
I just signed up for my very first 5K! I'm really excited, my friends and I are going to walk it and hopefully I can do more :) Starting something new, for a better me! :) My goal is to eventually jog one.
Has anyone else done one? If so, how wa... Read more
Hey everyone! I'm just so excited I have to post! I recently joined a local running club and my first ever 5K is in four days! I can't wait! The time feels like it's passing so slowly.
My other good news is I am 1.8 pounds away from 10 pounds lo... Read more
Take time to review your medium- and short-range goals. Keep them fresh and exciting. If you're close to a goal weight, or you're tired of focusing on the scale, set an unusual or challenging fitness goal -- train for a 5K race, take up a new sport... Read more
Whenever I am running and think I can't possibly go another step I think about my friend who was in a motorcycle accident about four years ago. He has devoted himself to his recovery and finished a 5k race last summer. He walked over the finish lin... Read more
Perhaps you’ve considered training for a 5K, but the idea of running or walking a traditional race just isn’t motivating enough to get you off the couch and out the door. These days, there are a wide variety of races to participate... Read more
Fall is almost here, but Halloween candy and décor is already appearing. While everyone's favorite candy-and-costumes holiday can be a real deterrent for your diet, you can vow to stay on track—at least when it comes to your fitness&... Read more
February was a month of getting back into the groove of things again. Hubby and I went to the gym all but three days, with a total of 1,303 fitness minutes for the month. Fruits and veggies made a regular appearance at ever... Read more
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