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
race day April 4th! First 5k after having baby! I'm gonna be running with more than a few extra lbs, which makes me self conscious. At least I'm out there doing something though! I'm one bad a$$ mother runner!... Read more
I eat about a 1/2 hour before I run, but I'm it doesn't seem to matter. I want to eat everything in the house after my run. Anyone have any suggestions on what I can eat to satisfy my hunger pains?... Read more
Walked instead of running last night. Same this morning. Feeling crappy but tried one more time after work. 30 minutes of jogging and a quality workout checked off my list. Woohoo! Replaced guilt with pride. Glad I stuck with it until I got it done.... Read more
I run 4 miles a day and am considering changing my calorie tracker to adjust for energy output... If I run this much and lift 2-3 times a week, I should probably eat more than 1200 to 1550, right? Worried changing my settings will give me license... 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
Running or walking a 5K is a great fitness goal for people of all fitness levels. It's an achievable distance, yet gives you a real feeling of accomplishment! While it does take a few weeks of training to complete that 3.1-mile distance, signing... Read more
I've been training for the past few weeks to run a 5K this Saturday. I am so excited, but now a little nervous because it's coming up.
I know it'll be a fun challenge. I'm proud that I have pushed myself.
But I haven't done a 5k in forever it fee... Read more
I have been running off and on the last month and a half. Man in was tough starting out. Shin splints, not being able to walk after running, and spending a good amount of time taking hot baths and getting massages on my legs hoping that it would help... Read more
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