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
I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa... Read more
Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life. I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
In life, we're told to dream big. Reach for the stars. Go for the gold. While I think everyone would agree that having big aspirations is admirable not to mention inspiring, you should take a more calculated approach when setting fitness goals. I... Read more
There's nothing worse than working your butt off trying to lose weight, but no one notices. Your clothes feel loose, the scale says you're losing weight, you physically look like you're losing weight, but yet no one says a word. I know you're not sup... Read more
I ran my first ever race today. I was slow as cold molasses running uphill in January (14:10 per mile) but I did it! I hope to do it again soon. This was only a little 2 miler.....next a 5k!... Read more
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We have a Virtual Run Week each month with the next one coming up on July 13. We keep track of our times on a team spreadsheet so we can cheer each... Read more
At first, I limited myself to one goal. That is how I got started. It set a strong foundation.For me, it was tracking my food. Not sticking to a set number of calories, mind you, just tracking.Setting one goal could be as easy as 'log in to Spark Peo... Read more
I am in the midst of training for a number of fall races which commences with the Chicago Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon this Sunday and ends with the Las Vegas Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon on December 5th. Throw in the Hood to Coast Relay at the end of this m... Read more
It's hard to believe just ten short months ago SparkPeople runners and walkers traveled from all over the country to run the first of many races in 2010. We all met in New Orleans to run in the Mardi Gras Rock N Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon at the... Read more
Endurance Racing – New Goal!
Ok, this probably isn’t the endurance racing that first comes to everyone else’s mind; this is on horseback! Yep, I am going to give it a try; on my Quarter Horse gelding Magic.
For my first race I am going to... Read more
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