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Running World Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running World.

What's So Great about Working for SparkPeople?

Not everyone can say they love what they do, and rarely do you find a company full of people who say that! Here, SparkPeople's Coaches discuss what they like most about SparkPeople and their roles within the company. Chris Downie, Motivation...  Read more

The Pros and Cons of Barefoot Running

Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world.  The book "Born to Run,"...  Read more

How Weight-Loss Blogging Can Help You Reach Your Goals

To some, "blogging" may seem confusing or somewhat intimidating. Heck, even the word “blog” itself sounds a little sci-fi. But I’m here to tell you that blogging is actually quite easy, and it can be immensely helpful in s...  Read more

Starting Small is No Bull

Imagine you’re in Pamplona, Spain, in July. You’re sightseeing, shopping through downtown for that perfect souvenir for your spouse back home (hey, someone had to watch the kids, right?). You notice a crowd. Then a commotion. Then, right...  Read more

Going Through the Emotions

The world can be a beautiful place, full of possibilities and life. You can feel invincible and in control. But it’s not always like that, is it? The world can also be a stressful, upsetting, confidence-crushing place. At times, it seems li...  Read more

Why do all these cats run from me?
Updated 7/23/2014 3:48:46 PM

When all I want to do is stroke them and be friends! I really mean them no harm! Honest! I only have a few feline friends that allow me to stroke them! I wish they could sense how much I love them and stop running!...  Read more

New to the Spark world
Updated 7/20/2014 7:42:26 PM

hi everyone. I am Matt from San Diego. I turn 55 later this month and have lost 21 pounds so far since Memorial Day. I have been using the Nutrisystem program and re-found the sparkpeople site. I just sent off for one of the fitness tracker things. I...  Read more

Running and weight loss
Updated 7/20/2014 1:16:07 PM

Hey all, I got back into running because I wanted an inexpensive way to exercise and lose weight. However, I have been reading several articles that talk about running can stall weight loss because your body gets used to the long distances and d...  Read more

walking v running
Updated 7/21/2014 6:27:00 PM

I have just read an article (on-line) that said walking was as good as running. I won't ague with that but myself I burn more calories when running than walking. I would bet that most of us burn about 2/3 more. So how can that be as good. Anyone...  Read more

Pre-Run Foods
Updated 7/19/2014 10:04:40 PM

I am currently training to do a 1/2 marathon in November. I am looking for suggestions on what to eat and how long before my run I should eat. I was eating a bagel thin with peanut butter and I increased to a regular bagel - but now that my runs a...  Read more

Being in the Moment

I love to read Runner's World Magazine and recently took up running. I am training for my first 5K Thanksgiving weekend. I was inspired by an article to run in the moment and enjoy the experience. Instead of thinking about making it to the next poin...  Read more

A quote I enjoy

"In a gentle way, you can shake the world" - Mohandas Gandhi...  Read more

50+ Females!

We're a group of "finely aged" women are are determined to live our lives getting and staying fit, healthy and active! Join us and remember, 50+ Ladies ROCK THEIR WORLD!...  Read more

Runners Are Being Urged to Limit Caffeine Consumption

A few years ago you could pick up almost any running or fitness magazine and read about the benefits of consuming caffeine prior to running or exercising. Runners, just like many of you, like to take a swig of their favorite caffeinated beverage befo...  Read more

Maybe It's Time to Change

In a few short days I will be traveling to the Big Apple (AKA New York City) to run in the NYC Half Marathon. When I took up running six years ago I had no clue where this journey would take me. It was and has always been a dream of mine to run the s...  Read more

New running world found

Before my last race started, I had chatted with this girl (if you read my previous race blog..she was the one who scared me..she thought the 10kers were suppose to leave with the HMers...we both had a moment of panic!!!)....Anyway....a few days later...  Read more

A Walker in a Running World

"The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Lao Tzu First, I want to make something clear. I am not a runner. I am a walker. I don't apologize for that and I don't have any disregard for runners. I think they are amazing ath...  Read more