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
Today I had my favorite meal a chicken burrito with cheddar cheese with red Chile. And I had my favorite beer. Today was the last time I eat like this. Tuesday is right around the corner and I am ready for the next step in my journey... Read more
Irritated! I do so well when I have my meals planned but I just opened my ground beef for meatloaf and it is rancid! Ugh. Of course I was going to wait until tomorrow to go grocery shopping. This is when I usually trip up because I'm hangry!... 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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