Whether you’re trekking Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon or the spectacular unknown of your local hiking trails, how you choose to prepare for a hike can make or break the entire experience. While longer, more strenuous hikes often require more a... Read more
I was watching a rerun of "Sex and the City" the other night, in which Carrie is visiting a new boyfriend, David. They’re enjoying a nice picnic on the grassy hillside, and David mentions that there are beautiful hiking trails all aro... Read more
Two weeks ago while I was out for a five-mile run on a busy street in my neighborhood, I saw another runner coming at me. While I was running facing the oncoming traffic, she was running with the flow of traffic. I always run against the flow of... Read more
With thousands of features on the site and new ones launching every day, it's easy to miss some here and there. It's not unusual to hear a long-time member say "I never knew SparkPeople had this!" and sometimes, it refers to a featu... Read more
Most people begin a new fitness program with great intentions and lots of motivation--only to find both waning within a few weeks. The realities of work, school, social and family demands overwhelm the desire to get fit, and exercise gets puts on the... Read more
I did a 90 minute hike today, on a paved trail with my Nike free shoes. They have inserts for my high arches and narrow feet and I still get blisters. Any advice on how to deal with them? I seem to get them no matter the style of shoe.... Read more
Ayyyy i feel beaten up after yesterday's hike and the 6th day i'm taking the stairs to the 5th floor instead of elevator, in the morning when i leave for work and evening coming back home... 45 mins walk everyday too. That belly is still there...Sigh... Read more
Pics will be on my page soon, super hiking today to the historical ruins and gotto take rock stairs... Downstairs and upstairs. Resisted to not drink coke neither had unhealthy snacks. Had a final healthy dish, and i'm proud of myself! :)... Read more
Oh God from 1000 a.m to 3 p.m I been hiking on a rocky mountain road.I was literally gonna sit n cry it was so hard! All friends were Military workout everyday,of course i was at the end of the line. 2600m elevation makes you dizzy. But i made it!!!!... Read more
I've a long road till hiking start point,so i was thinking what i read;"people who been heavy for long time cant easily lose weight because u're may be lost who u gonna be as a skinny person" whats ur plan? Who you gonna be? Think with me pls n share... Read more
Tip: Ever get caught in rain/snow/sleet? Take a few small plastic sandwich bags when you go on your walk, hike, sporting event...great prevention for anyone of any age who might be at risk for a wet phone/pedometer from wet pockets!! Easier than ric... Read more
Last Sunday, I reveled in the first day of spring by going for a hike at a nearby park. It was sunny and 60 degrees—perfect hiking weather! I'm always a little nervous when I hit the trail by myself because you never know what could happen.... Read more
Back in September 2009, I reviewed the Nike Plus sport band. Back then, I wasn't a serious runner. Running was a casual thing I did because I thought it was a good workout—not something I actually liked doing or looked forward to. When I re... Read more
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