You're killing your workout, feeling strong and confident. Maybe you're three miles into a brisk walk, a few meters into your swim routine or in the home stretch of a 5K run. Your heart and lungs are cooperating, your form is on point and you... Read more
Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
Are you the type of person who hates to exercise? You're not alone! If your motivation (or creativity) is lacking, try some of these workout ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're simple, accessible and fun—you'll never dr... Read more
Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country... Read more
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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Knees really hurting tonight. Trying to keep exercising each day. Took it down a notch. No running, just walking. Really hoping it goes away soon. I do so much better when I don't skip a day, just do a lighter day, ice soon!... Read more
When I hit my plateau, I signed up for the SparkPeople 5K running program. It involved 3 days per week of working up to jogging a 5K. It was a great program and I was incredibly excited to get to the end result! SparkPeople has a bunch of programs... Read more
Woke up today with a pounding headache, no energy, and wanting to eat comfort foods and crawl back under the warm covers. Even skipped my morning workout - a very rare event : ( But rather than let defeat take over, I went for a nice brisk walk at... Read more
This blog is a featured "SparkStory", one of the classic posts from our members that provides support, encouragement and inspiration to the SparkPeople Community. SparkPeople Member: SM0RE007In 2011, I weighed close to 240 pounds... Read more
Early this year, I shared a goal with you: I would run my first marathon on May 1.
Guess what? I didn't run it.
My training went well until I hit the double digits. I read up about marathon training, selected a plan for beginners and rose early... Read more
Over the weekend I ran a 5k with my sister. She is not really a runner, like me, but runs a few 5Ks with me a year for fun. yes, believe it or not, for FUN! I sometimes run with her and sometimes run at my own pace. For this race, I ran at my own... Read more
Today was supposed to be my rest day but since I took a rest day on Friday, which was also my cheat day, I decided to get something in. It is a beautiful, balmy 8C today so I decided to go for a run. I think it was the 3rd run I've done all year...yi... Read more
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