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Running World Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running World.

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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

I just ran 3 miles while my daughter was at practi
Updated 12/13/2014 9:07:09 PM

I just ran 3 miles while my daughter was at practice. It was early but I have the rest of the day to go Christmas shopping....  Read more

I ran a whole mile at 4.7 mph!!! It wasn't so bad
Updated 12/11/2014 11:41:07 PM

I ran a whole mile at 4.7 mph!!! It wasn't so bad and I feel great...I speed walked another mile but my goal is 2 miles at 5.0....so excited that I'm pushing myself and finding the endurance!!!😊...  Read more

Due to snow I ran 6 miles on the treadmill. I know
Updated 12/11/2014 7:24:20 PM

Due to snow I ran 6 miles on the treadmill. I know I should think Aw how peaceful and beautiful. I HATE SNOW. I kept feeling like I was trying to run away from it and i couldn't. Where fall go? Have a great day everyone...  Read more

Fell While Running This Morning
Updated 12/11/2014 8:33:41 AM

Landed hard on my hip, scraped my hands up pretty bad. It was thoroughly humiliating. The part worth celebrating? I was back on my feet and running again so fast, my SPAT didn't even register a break in activity. I felt like such a trooper....  Read more

How to enter my miles ran on Fitness Page?
Updated 12/8/2014 5:41:34 PM

I tried looking at view, but this wouldn't let me enter my miles ran for the day. Help!...  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

TriSport:Triathletes, Swimmers, Cyclists & Runners

Anything triathlon! Everything Swimming, Biking, Running and Cross-training. Members from beginners to Iron Man competitors are welcome....  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