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
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
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
So' im 29yo I have had 4 children the last of which are my adorable twin girls.. as twins you can imagine I gained weight and at 8lb5oz and 8lb6oz the girls where not tiny when born.. so now at 20mo after having them I sit and find myself and the big... Read more
Hello. I am an LVN and I work in Post Partum. I have a Freshman in HS and a Middle Schooler (7th grade). I work night shift. My kids are pretty independent so they are no longer my excuse for not working out with the exception of an occasional volunt... Read more
About a year ago I stopped driving to and from work and began to walk! I realized something yesterday that took me by surprise. Walking back and forth to work 40 minutes each way is no longer enough fitness for me. Now I need to figure out what else... Read more
I am about 50 pounds overweight and I just seem to keep slowly gaining even if I try to watch my diet.
My worst time is when I am watching tv in the evening. I try to have only good, low cal snacks but that does not always work out in a home... Read more
I'm training for my first 5k--my goal is reaching that distance every time I'm on the treadmill not completing it within a certain amount of time. I know that as my training progresses the time will start decreasing. BUT hitting that goal of completi... Read more
I hit my first plateau after the first 15 pounds. I reassessed my calorie intake and my exercise routine. I adjusted my calories down about 100 to 200 per day. I added resistance training, and upped the mileage per week that I was walking by a half o... Read more
The Internet--including the SparkPeople Message Boards--have been abuzz for the recently with talk of barefoot running. Member CAMPB528 wrote me, asking to review her beloved Vibram Five Fingers barefoot running shoes. A few weeks later, she tracked... Read more
Meet Bob (username PLEINRC), a SparkPeople member who has lost nearly 70 pounds! Find out what makes him tick and how he got to where he is today.What is your age? 49How long have you been a SparkPeople member? How did you find SparkPeople? ... Read more
Getting to the point where i could cover 5k on the treadmil has been a huge challange for me.
I started coach to 5k and never made it to the end, then I tried the spark people version and again didn't make it.
Last year I decided it was tim... Read more
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I love running. Some days I take off and feel great the whole run, like I could run forever. It feels like I remember running as a child, easy and fun and exhilarating. Some days I take off and feel awful the whole run, like I just... Read more
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