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
If you're someone who was always picked last for teams in kickball or dreaded running around the school parking lot during gym class, your dislike for physical activity likely came at an early age. Maybe you never needed exercise as a way to main... Read more
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
Many people claim that they don't have time to work out or cook healthy meals, yet they do find the time to park themselves in front of the TV. In fact, the average American watches 31.5 hours of TV per week, according to a 2010 Nielsen report. T... 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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Believe you can do it! I've wanted to run a 5K for years, but my body just couldn't do it. I've lost 40 lbs and have been weight training for 6 weeks. Today, as part of my 30 mi of cardio, ran for 9 minutes! I'm so happy! 5K here I come!! Whoo!... Read more
Last Saturday I ran a 5k in 38.43 minutes, today I ran a 5k in 33.38 minutes. They both was on the treadmill but I'm hoping to start doing the actual 5ks soon! But anyways I'm making progress!!... Read more
Well had my breakfast. Sitting on couch watching my baby girl sleep in her bassinet and listening to my husband snore in bedroom.makes me want to go throw something at him LOL anyways. In a bit I will get one of my exercise sesh out of the way.... Read more
I wanted to run a 5K as part of my goals that I set for myself, but I have not ran in over 5 years :( I found a program to follow called Couch to 5K. It is awesome! You simply follow the suggested workouts 3 days week (they only take about 20-30 min... Read more
Setting and reaching CONCRETE goals is the most motivating for me in my fitness and weight loss journey. Since I have a concrete date to run my first 5k, and a concrete path to get there using couch to 5k programs, it has been a HUGE motivation boos... Read more
Editor's note: Last year, just a few months into her weight-loss plan, SparkPeople member KARVY09 wrote a blog post called "Think You're Too Big to Run? Think Again," just a few months into her weight-loss plan. Since joining SparkP... Read more
Perhaps you’ve considered training for a 5K, but the idea of running or walking a traditional race just isn’t motivating enough to get you off the couch and out the door. These days, there are a wide variety of races to participate... Read more
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