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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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
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
Volkssport Club we gather to walk or bike ride or run take our dogs or not. we walk in different towns about twice a month all ages welcome, one member was 90 this week. we do 5 or 10 K walks. we also go to historic spots in the town. walking with a... Read more
You could also enlist a friend to be your walking buddy. My mom walks regularly with a few of her friends. I don't think anyone would try to attack a pair or small group of people walking together.... Read more
I have been using Weight Watchers Points Plus plan for a few years now, unfortunately I haven't been able to stick with it for various (poor excuses) or reasons unavoidable (surgery).
My husband and I are planning on getting pregnant, (it will... Read more
I went to Costco & walked purposely up & down each isle for an hr and when I got back to my car, my Fitbit Charge HR counted it as 326 steps (WAY under). Today I walked at work for 1 1/2hrs pushing a cart & it marked 775 steps (it's around a mile)...... 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
Well so i got this goal in my head to try to do a 5k walk by the Firecracker 5k in Tulsa this year. I think it would be a really good goal for me so that i can really press to get my exercise in. I do great with the food and the water, etc. But ex... Read more
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