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
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
We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re lo... Read more
See if you can find a specialty running or shoe store in your area. They should be able to help you. They can take a look at not only your foot but also your stride and recommend the best shoes for you.... Read more
Who knew oatmeal could be sooo filling ! After running this morning I feel energized and ready to take the day full on! I'm surprised of how full I am from eating this healthy and not craving anything too bad. Have a great day everyone!... 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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