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
Any experienced runners have insight for me? How do you handle race week re: exercise and diet? I know it's not the time to make major changes, but do you still do your strength/cross training or add extra stretching when you're tapering? Do you watc... Read more
First 5k race ever accomplished this weekend. Better pace and time than anything I trained in which surprised me! Just trying to figure out why I had so much soreness and muscles shaking and locking up afterwards. Was almost scary how I felt.... 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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