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
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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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
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
I will no longer let my weight decide what I can and can't do. I have done that for over 40 years of my life. I want to live my life; so I made some major decisions. I just quit the job that I hate; I am back to college, and I am going to lose thi... Read more
I ran a 5k and taught 2 fitness classes in a 4 day period, I swear I didn.t overeat during this time period and i gained 3pounds. I was just starting to make progress. Any ideas on what might have happened?... Read more
I just signed up to do the Color Run 5k next month. I currently walk a 22 min mile. Any tips on how I can increase my speed? I would love to start jogging but don't know what to do. Luckily the run is not timed :)... Read more
I had a really good exercise day! Completed a 5k in 49minutes 30 seconds! Not to bad for my first timed 5k! Now to find the right eating plan for me!! Still trying to figure it out!! Meet with a personal trainer on Thursday! I hope she can help me!... Read more
Exercise is a huge positive influence in my life. I hike and ride my bicycle. I do a little bit of yoga. This summer, I started training for distance running and it has been amazing. I followed the couch to 5k running program and now I am on week t... 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
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 SparkPeople, she has tak... Read more
Editor's note: SparkPeople member KARVY09 wrote this blog post last year, just a few months into her weight-loss plan. Since joining SparkPeople, she has taken up running and dropped from 279 pounds to 212 pounds--and she's still going. She received... Read more
I am not a runner. I am the furthest thing from it. I sleep for twelve hours and love it. But now that I've been actually going to the gym, I feel like maybe I can be one of those people pounding the treads there. And reading about races and people a... Read more
After my run on Thursday, I decided to splurge and get some new headphones. I got YurBuds, which weren't cheap but are really fantastic. Totally worth it! They stayed in my ears, the sound is great, and they let in ambient noise so I can hear traf... Read more
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