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
Are you the type of person who hates to exercise? You're not alone! If your motivation (or creativity) is lacking, try some of these workout ideas from SparkPeople members like you. They're simple, accessible and fun—you'll never dr... 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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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
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
Today was Week 1, Day 1... but I've noticed this problem before. Every time I run or jog my back (particularly lower back, tending a little bit towards the right side) feels like it is being put in a vice grip.
Is this something people should po... Read more
I've never been a 'runner', but last year I was turned on to the C25k program. Like a lot of people, I never completed the program. This year I kept pushing myself toward that goal and made it. My new goal is to reach 10k.... Read more
Hi fellow spark mates,
I want to run a half marathon this year. I had set it as a goal for myself this year and was working well towards it - by exercising and eating right. And then i had a very major flare up of my arthritis in May. It was so bad... Read more
I am doing the couch 2 5K program with full motivation to run my first 5K this fall. I started week 1 going strong, with my daughter cheering me on and riding her bike with me (she is 5), and now just finished week 2. But now my daughter has lost i... Read more
When all I want to do is stroke them and be friends! I really mean them no harm! Honest! I only have a few feline friends that allow me to stroke them! I wish they could sense how much I love them and stop running!... Read more
When I hit my plateau, I signed up for the SparkPeople 5K running program. It involved 3 days per week of working up to jogging a 5K. It was a great program and I was incredibly excited to get to the end result! SparkPeople has a bunch of programs... Read more
Woke up today with a pounding headache, no energy, and wanting to eat comfort foods and crawl back under the warm covers. Even skipped my morning workout - a very rare event : ( But rather than let defeat take over, I went for a nice brisk walk at... Read more
Early this year, I shared a goal with you: I would run my first marathon on May 1.
Guess what? I didn't run it.
My training went well until I hit the double digits. I read up about marathon training, selected a plan for beginners and rose early... Read more
By Bob Dawson
On Saturday, March 27, 2010 I had the opportunity to meet up with some fellow SparkPeople members in Pittsburgh who were participating in the Just a Short Run. This was a series of races comprised of six events all going on at the... Read more
Sorry for the delay in this blog. I have been totally wiped out and not doing much.
The weather was just perfect for the race. I was up with the sun because it was an early start, and I wanted to get there early to take pictures of the horses.... Read more
Well I did it! My first ever official 5k run is in the books. My wife and I ran together today which made it that much more special of an event for me. My first mile I ran in 8 minutes 12 seconds which blows out of the water my fastest mile to date.... Read more
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