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
A recent study from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse looked at the relationship between clothing and physical activity while at work. Researchers studied 53 people in a variety of professions and tracked both their daily activity (measured by... Read more
Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life. I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik... Read more
Donkey basketball. A classic example of two words you’d never include in the same sentence let alone next to each other. Yet some of you may have heard of it nonetheless. Donkey basketball was an annual event that took place in my small souther... Read more
When I was playing Trivia yesterday and today, the Results Box, (formerly found immediately above the question area,) has been moved the the upper right of the page..... But there is a Spark ad (usually for the Spark activity tracker or for Spark Co... Read more
So I have been working out 3-4 times a week with a personal trainer, eating. 1500 cal/day meal plan (no cheating other than maybe an extra cup of coffee), drinking crazy amounts of water, and I haven't lost a pounds. What is going on? This is my 4th... Read more
Though I have been a "member" for awhile, I have to admit I have not really used this site to my full advantage. My husband and I have signed up for our first half marathon. I have done a 5k, though with a lot of struggle. Runn... Read more
My name is Kayla and I am joining sparkpeople in hopes of getting some extra help/support to loose some weight. I am currently over 200 pounds and would like to get under 160 pounds.
I would love to meet new people on here! I a... Read more
I am contemplating signing up for my first marathon and to say I am afraid is a huge understatement! I have done 3 1/2 marathons and felt pretty discouraged after my most recent one in February with how horrible I felt after mile 10 and for the follo... Read more
Set a goal. I use marathons (half marathons, 5 or 10 k's) to motivate me to exercise. The goal is not to "win," but to DO IT. I just finished the LA Marathon on March 21st. 7 hours, 1 minute and 23 seconds! 7 hours of steady 16-minute miles. An... Read more
NordicTrack A2750 PRO Treadmill Thatís what I want!!! The reviews:1.RUNNER'S WORLD MAGAZINE NAMES THE NORDICTRACK A2750 PRO "BIGGEST BANG FOR THE BUCK" 2.TREADMILL ADVISER - - RECOMMENDED3.TREADMILL RATINGS REVIEWS - is a good value.4.WHICHLCONTREADM... Read more
A few months ago a college cross-country track coach from New Rochelle College in New York sent shock waves through the running community when she was quoted in a New York Times article stating anyone finishing a marathon in 6 hours or more was takin... Read more
There are many days in our lives that will define who we are and what we are made of. Let today be your day!
One of the most defining days in my life came on Sunday, October 11th, the day I ran my first marathon--the 2009 Bank of America Chicago... Read more
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