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
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
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
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
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
anyone else get this? some people call it "the runner itch" when i run/job too fast my body starts get red and itching and hurting. i like the feeling of running, but i hate the burn/itch feeling iget when i go fast... Read more
A few days ago, I had back surgery for a ruptured disk in my lumbar region. I was a beginner runner before my injury, and I'm hoping that my doctor will give me the ok to run again when I'm recovered. I was wondering if anyone had been able to eith... Read more
My oldest son ran me to death for a couple days before he got. "Don't let go!" A couple weeks later my youngest son did not want help. He just took off. They both drive now. You're out of breath today, but cherish the memory.... Read more
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 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
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
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
"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
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