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
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
If you've joined a SparkTeam and want to become an active member of the Team, but aren't sure where to begin, then this guide is for you! We'll explain the SparkTeam basics so you can get the most out of your SparkTeam experience.
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At SparkPeople, we believe that streaking can motivate you to reach your goals. Put your clothes back on—we're not talking about running naked in public (although that sure could inspire you to tone up or drop a few pounds)! We're talki... Read more
I can't go up the stairs a few times without being exhausted. I need to get rid of this 1) for band camp and 2) I'm participating in the Color Run in September! And for that I sort of need to be able to run. Anyone care to do the program with me? :)... Read more
Well today was race day-just completed the 5 K Your Way For Rookies from SP. I can't believe that 8 weeks ago I could hardly run the 2 minute intervals. Today I ran the 5 k in 28.15 minutes .. and I actually enjoy running!... Read more
182 I want to be a better runner...
I want to run a 5km road race on June 2. I am practicing. I have done road races in the past but it has been a while and I am recovering from a gastrocnemius (left inner calf) injury. I went for a 25 minute wa... Read more
I keep a magnetic dry erase board on the fridge. At the top I write the date and the words "Not tracked". As I drink water or eat anything,or exercise, I write it on the board. This has eliminated the stress of trying to remember what I have done bet... 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
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 s... Read more
If Cincinnati is known for anything (especially among its many runners and cyclists), it is known for its hills. You can't run, bike, hike or even walk very far in this city without encountering multiple inclines, some of which are very steep! Th... 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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