Jackie (MISSJCISRUNNING) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2007. She started running to help deal with the death of her mother and has progressed to marathon and triathlon training. What made you decide to start running?I didn't decide to sta... Read more
Lisa (SING4YOU57) has been a SparkPeople member since 2007. She has lost almost 200 pounds over the past 3 years through a healthy diet and regular exercise. Lisa went from running for 30 seconds at a time to completing her first triathlon in 2009.
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We're proud to announce the launch of SparkAmerica in 2008! SparkAmerica is a yearlong fitness challenge, designed to motivate Americans to improve their health by consistently taking small, positive action steps. The focus of this campaign is its 1... Read more
Gail (RHYNIC) has been a SparkPeople member since 2006. She is a co-leader for the Road Runners SparkTeam, which is the largest SparkTeam for runners, with more than 70,000 members. Gail has been running for more than 3 years; she started w... Read more
What is the running etiquette when you have a single stroller on a non-crowded sidewalk? What about in a small, local race?
I generally run a 10-12 min mile, depending on distance, conditions, etc.... Read more
I just joined Spark People and really love it so far. I am trying to get back into shape after having two kids. I love being outdoors and just started back running with some friends. It is very hot where I live with temps getting up near 100 so on lo... Read more
I went for a run tonight, the longest in quite awhile.
It was scheduled for a 2.5 mile run, but I started off about thirty seconds faster than my regular mile time (11:30 instead of 12), so I had to take a two minute walking break when I hit the... Read more
I have 2 things that I am having trouble with when running. I just started a running plan a little over a week ago and 2 things keep coming up that I am not sure how to improve upon.
The first is my breathing while running, my friend went runnin... Read more
When I buy crackers or cookies (low fat of course) I come straight home and divide them into snack bags, 1 serving per bag, then I print off lables stating the date I bagged them, the product in the bag and the nutrition facts (ex. calories, fat, fib... Read more
By Debi Silber, MS, RD, WHC, the Mojo Coach
Think healthy meal planning needs to be difficult and time consuming? Use even a few of these tips and enjoy the extra time you’ll discover as a result.
Use a slow cooker: These are a busy person... Read more
One of the most riveting and inspirational stories of last summer's Olympic Games in Beijing was the comeback of swimmer Dara Torres, then 41. Torres, who had retired after winning five medals at the Sydney Games in 2000, returned to the pool seven y... Read more
I was scheduled to run yesterday, Sunday. I have been running Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. But I went out of town for the weekend and had a little too much fun with some friends on Saturday night. I woke up Sunday feeling pretty pickled and NOT i... Read more
So today I am signing up for my first 5k!! It is going to be at the end of October. I am so nervous to even sign up because I haven't even tried running more than 8 minutes. I have been told that I will be fine but I think people lie 246 Of cour... Read more
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