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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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.
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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
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
Now that summer is mostly behind us and cooler temperatures are starting to drift in, the prime season for charity runs and walks begins. People of all abilities lace up their running and walking shoes and hit the pavement to raise money for many gre... Read more
This was seriously the worst thing that's ever happened to me. I'd rather give birth drug free to quadruplets, or bonk in every marathon. I had a panic attack on the course, I nearly fainted from lack of food and I especially hated everyone trying to... Read more
I need ideas for a diet and recipes.. I have a allergy to tomatoes.. anything that goes with it tomato paste, sauce, slices pico, diced anything!! I know that a lot of food call for this to be added for taste, spice or it ma... Read more
Hi, I currently cannot eat sugar (any refined sugar, from fruits is ok). I'm eating out tonight and want to choice something on the menu that doesn't have sugar. The site says that my choice of food (poutine- fries, sauce, and cheese) says that it ha... Read more
Sign up for a race. That's right, sign up and you'll be amazed at how motivated you'll be to train for it! You don't have to be fast, just go at your own pace. My races of choice are triathlons, which are fun and extremely motivating. But, you can... Read more
Entering a race (5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon) has really helped me to stay motivated. I race against myself, trying to better my time each race. You feel like a real athlete, it's fun no matter your ability. And you get a t-shirt or sometimes a metal for c... Read more
When I started running almost 4 years ago one of the cardinal rules of racing my running coach taught me was, "The shorter the race, the longer the warm-up." It is something that has been ingrained in me all these years and something I still practice... Read more
You have a race coming up—congratulations! Whether it's a 5K or a 50K, you have a lot to be proud of! To make sure your race goes off without a hitch, start here. When it comes to race day, there are plethora of do's and don’... Read more
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