Remember in your 20s when finding the time to squeeze in a walk or run in the evenings was a non-issue? Or in your 30s when you could pop out of bed at 6:00 a.m. and head to the gym for a full workout before work? Maybe you completed a couch-to-5K pr... 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
If you're someone who was always picked last for teams in kickball or dreaded running around the school parking lot during gym class, your dislike for physical activity likely came at an early age. Maybe you never needed exercise as a way to main... 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
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
I normally stop at 3 to 4k but I decided to push myself yesterday!
The cold shower afterwards felt soooo good! And I feel good abt the exercise to! And I did it in 1 hour 6 minutes.
Next goal, try to hit 5k in exactly one hour!... Read more
Ok y'all...I'm doing my first 5K next weekend and just curious...how many people walk only or does everyone run? I can't run - like cannot! Am I going to be like the only person there walking? Feeling nervous!... Read more
I ran my 1st timed, official entry 5K Saturday. Overall, it was fun.
my time of 49:01 minutes, I wished was better. I'm going to do more, but first I think I need to get off the treadmill and start using the streets. The pavement isn't as for... 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
Setting and reaching CONCRETE goals is the most motivating for me in my fitness and weight loss journey. Since I have a concrete date to run my first 5k, and a concrete path to get there using couch to 5k programs, it has been a HUGE motivation boos... 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 SparkP... 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
That was one tough run. I simply wasn't feeling it tonight. After my delight at running a full 20 minutes non-stop last week, I really struggled to complete a shorter run tonight...but I did it!
Hard to believe that I have reached week 6. There... Read more
So, I really wasn't in the mood to exercise today. Just not feeling it. I wasn't completely sure what I'd planned for the day but decided that Couch to 5K was the way to go since my entire day will be taken up with work tomorrow. That being said, I k... Read more
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