Barefoot running is something humans have done pretty much as long as we've been walking upright, but it's also one of the hottest and fastest-growing fitness trends out there. First, there were the barefoot running superpowers of Mexico'... Read more
As I write this, the 2008 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Athletes from around the world will gather in Bejing, China, to compete in their respective sports in hopes of honoring their countries and fulfilling lifelong dreams of winning Ol... Read more
Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling... 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
I can't go up the stairs a few times without being exhausted. I need to get rid of this 1) for band camp and 2) I'm participating in the Color Run in September! And for that I sort of need to be able to run. Anyone care to do the program with me? :)... Read more
Well today was race day-just completed the 5 K Your Way For Rookies from SP. I can't believe that 8 weeks ago I could hardly run the 2 minute intervals. Today I ran the 5 k in 28.15 minutes .. and I actually enjoy running!... Read more
182 I want to be a better runner...
I want to run a 5km road race on June 2. I am practicing. I have done road races in the past but it has been a while and I am recovering from a gastrocnemius (left inner calf) injury. I went for a 25 minute wa... Read more
My husband and I started running this year. We began with 5Ks and are workig our way up to longer runs. We've never been running like that before but signing up for a monthly race helped us stay motivated to keep training and you get rewarded with a... Read more
Even though I'm huge, I won't let that get in my way. Walking was wasting my time. I wait til it's dark, put on running sneakers and head outside to jog. No, I can't go all that fast or far (yet), but it doesn't matter. I go until I am totally out of... Read more
Having been a member of the running community for over five years now, I have seen a number of new footwear trends picking up speed. Last month the American College of Sports Medicine released its top five footwear trends for 2011. Everything from b... Read more
The Internet--including the SparkPeople Message Boards--have been abuzz for the recently with talk of barefoot running. Member CAMPB528 wrote me, asking to review her beloved Vibram Five Fingers barefoot running shoes. A few weeks later, she tracked... Read more
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