I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the sa... Read more
Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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Planning a racing road trip, or just daydreaming? If you're going to commit to training—and potentially traveling—for a race, it should be worth your time, money and sweat. We hand-picked some of the most scenic courses in the country... Read more
Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
We all know how important goal setting is to reaching our dreams. From walking four times a week to eating more fruits and veggies, declaring your healthy intentions is an awesome way to make positive changes in your life.
But if you’re lo... Read more
I have been taking Contrave for a month and have lost 10 pounds. I am pretty heavy - 205 right now. I was wondering if anyone knew how long your on it before you start seeing better results. Any tips? #firstpost... Read more
Hitting that point where I am two weeks in and tracking is really annoying me. I lost 3 lbs the first week but it has been hard to keep it up. I am still really struggling with my weekends. Work kicks my butt all week I just wanna sit and be lazy!... Read more
I love running so it's more like I am rewarding myself with a treat when I fit in my runs. On days I work I wake up at 4 am and run 3 miles on the treadmill and on days I have off I take my long runs outside anywhere from 5-10 miles. It also helps mo... Read more
Sign up for a 5k, a 10k, or a marathon walk. I am doing the Susan G. Komen 3-day for the Cure, which is 60 miles (www.the3day.org/goto/ginas). I am training to participate in a good cause - the weight loss is just an added benefit! It really takes... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
Three years ago, I started running, but didn't really consider myself a "runner." I ran casually, just once or twice a week and didn't have any lofty goals like completing a marathon. I wasn't even thinking about doing a 5K&mdas... Read more
When I took inventory of my life for 2010 and shared it with you, there's something I didn't tell you. I hope you can forgive me. I didn't intentionally leave it out, and it was really firmly planned then. However, it's something I think you should a... Read more
5K=3.1 miles. Well, today I walked 4.20 miles in an hour and 14 minutes! Not too shabby! I walked from the bank back to my apartment. There were some fairly steep hills that really got my heart pumping, but overall it wasn't too grueling. In other wo... Read more
Duh. I thought 5k meant 5 miles. I just realized that I've been walking enough for the past two months to ease my way through 5k training. Well, that's walking. I can jog up to 10 minutes, but not really on a regular basis.
That was kind of... Read more
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