This is just a short history of the disappointments and setbacks Abraham Lincoln was faced with in his life. It’s important to know he bounced back after each of these hurdles to learn something and grow from the experience. It’s equa... Read more
A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
Whether you're overworked or just plain overstressed, time is valuable to all of us. When making a lifestyle change, it can easily seem overwhelming to include new habits like exercise and healthy eating into your jam-packed days. Between everyth... Read more
If exercisers picked a mascot, what do you think it would be? A jump rope? A punching bag? A man with a giant baseball as a head? If I had to guess, it would be an athletic shoe. A good pair of shoes can be an inspiration and reminder to get moving,... Read more
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Hello fellow Sparkers! I was wondering if any of you could give me some info on the program called TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). There is a new chapter being started here in my community, and was wondering if any of you have sat in on a meeting or... Read more
I would like to run the Color 5K in Denver Colo in August of 2014. It looks like it would be so much fun. I am just starting a running program. I am sure by then I can run the complete race but I am sure I am not going to be very fast. I would... Read more
Has anyone with no experience has a runner for main exercise, worked their way to the endurance required to do so? I found several tools for new runners, such as the C25K. I'm just looking for anyone who was in the same boat I am. Any tips, inspir... Read more
I saw this link and though it might be helpful lifehacker.com/how-to-return-to-running-af ter-an-injury-1553063140
The main principles stood out to me:
A short test run to see if any pain presented
3-4 days of low mileage to establis... Read more
Get a little tiny bit more strength training in each day by doing leg lifts while you brush your teeth. Do 10 reps for each of the 12 sides of your teeth (inside top left, inside top middle, inside top right, outside top left, outside top middle, ou... Read more
I keep my closet organized by grouping items together such as tops, dresses, slacks, etc. Then I group into colors - all white tops together, all black tops, etc. Then in each of those groups, all sleeveless tops first, then short sleeve tops , then... Read more
As the days grow longer and the air gets warmer, going outside for a little exercise starts to sounds pleasant rather than daunting. Even if spring hasn't quite arrived in your hometown, there's nothing like a little pre-season shopping to ge... Read more
Somewhere between the olive bar and the cheese counter at Whole Foods recently, I ran into an acquaintance whom I've always admired. Following a friendly greeting, she raved, "I loved that article you wrote about struggling to get into shap... Read more
I found an excellent web site for runner's tops with built in bra! Pockets in the back! So cool!
*if you order online, use coupon code FB1010 for 20% off! Woo-hoo!... Read more
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