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
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
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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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
Went to the Minneapolis Pride festival today. Walked around for hours getting exercise and sunshine, and being extremely proud of who I am as an individual and member of the queer community. Hope y'all are having a blessed pride weekend!! 💕🎆... Read more
I just walked 4 miles. My fitbit says I walked 500 steps. I checked another app and it said I only walked 15 steps. Did I enter the Bermuda Triangle of the South? Lol ... Oh well, the exercise felt great!... Read more
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
In October 2011 I was not able to complete a 5K walk that incorporated walking up 1000 steps (the annual Bisbee 1000, AZ). The next day I set out to lose 65 pounds and increase my strength and endurance so I can go back in 2012 and complete the walk... Read more
JUST WANTED TO SHARE IN MY DELIGHT. I WALKED IN MY 3rd 5K WALK IN 47.8 MINUTES. RECEIVED A MEDAL IN MY AGE GROUP 50 AND OVER FOR I'M 70 YRS YOUNG. IT WAS ESPECIALLY ENJOYABLE TO WALK WITH MY DAUGHTER 311... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... 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
Heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality here in the United States with all cancers following a close second. For women, breast cancer ranks just behind skin cancer as the leading cause of cancer diagnosis. According to recent statistics... Read more
I left it until 9pm to go out for my walk/jog session which is too late. I watched the clock all the way round. I didn't find it difficult today, but I made it harder on myself by circling the streets near home, wishing it was over!
I need to get... Read more
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