In life, we're told to dream big. Reach for the stars. Go for the gold. While I think everyone would agree that having big aspirations is admirable not to mention inspiring, you should take a more calculated approach when setting fitness goals. I... 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
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
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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You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it&rsq... Read more
I walked my 1st 5K today. I just wanted to finish. And I didn't come in dead last! This was a huge accomplishment for me. I have dropped 10 lbs. In the last 2 months and while I am still far away from my goal, I went out of my comfort zone and did it... Read more
Today I ran a 5k and placed 1/20 in my age group, something I NEVER thought possible a year ago! Spark has really helped me reach so many goals, thank you to everyone out there who post inspirational stories everyday! We got this!!... Read more
I started my program that Monday May 2 will make 3 weeks. Currently I've lost 15 pounds. I've got 85 more to go. I know the numbers will slow down but I love the clothes fitting better. No more lay down to zip up.... Read more
I'm training for my first 5k--my goal is reaching that distance every time I'm on the treadmill not completing it within a certain amount of time. I know that as my training progresses the time will start decreasing. BUT hitting that goal of completi... Read more
I'm training to run a 5k this summer by using th 5K Your Way Walk/Jog Program. I use the treadmill and find myself losing steam by the end of the workout. I visualize a dirt path, trees, and water to one side of me (a relaxing setting that looks like... Read more
This blog is a featured "SparkStory", one of the classic posts from our members that provides support, encouragement and inspiration to the SparkPeople Community. SparkPeople Member: SM0RE007In 2011, I weighed close to 240 pounds... Read more
Name: Michelle Howard (MOMMYOF2RN)Weight Lost: 135 poundsHometown: Pelion, SCOccupation: Registered NurseI gained weight through lack of exercise and an extremely poor diet with tons of soda and fast food. Before I had my first child in 1996, I weigh... Read more
Today I started week 3 of the 5k Rookie program. I had been running on a trail near the mall which was paved and mostly flat. I decided this morning to check out the Nature trail closer to my house. In the past, I hadn't been able to use the trail... Read more
Yesterday I began my 5k training plan. I did it in the evening after it got cooler and it was a beautiful run. For dinner I had dinner a salad with water from steak n' shake. It was really good. Today its a cross training day, but its really hard not... Read more
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