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
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
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
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
I've been training with walk and run intervals using an app with a noise to signal my changes. I know some runners use this type of plan for marathons. I'm signed up for a local (but big) Thanksgiving morning 5K. The timed intervals help me fin... Read more
I have been attempting to run for some time now. I did back off for a bit, but decided I'd like to give it another try. Right now, I am focused on getting to where I can run a mile without stopping. I'm going to try going this route - www.sparkpeopl... Read more
I have been walking for about 7 weeks. 3-4 times a week. After about 20 minutes I am still out of breath even though I don't walk very fast, and I need a break in between. by the time I get home I feel like I cannot walk any further. I never walk mor... 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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