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
I love motivational quotes. One of my favorites is, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re probably right!” I believe that there is a lot of truth to that statement. As a runner, I know that if I focus on the fatigue... 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
Good nutrition provides the foundation for your goals, whether you want to lose weight the healthy way or fuel high-level physical activities. Unless you eat “the right stuff” at the right times, you aren’t going to get very far in... Read more
Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling... Read more
Why do marathon training plans only take you to 20 miles when the race is 26.2 miles? That's a lot of mileage to add on for race day. Are you just expected to pull that extra amount from adrenaline? #marathon #firstmarathon... Read more
Been trying to recover from "runners knee" Been walking for a week but I feel like I'm losing motivation for having to "take it easy" Anybody have any exercise suggestions to keep myself from getting lazy but not overuse my knee? #firstpost #help... Read more
Runners May Live LongerBut there is likely a tipping point, concluded the authors of another new study that looked at the cardiovascular health of endurance athletes, when the heart no longer benefits and may even suffer damage.The first study, by re... Read more
I know this is so cliche', but it is so true!! If you want to be a runner, then go out and pretend you are a runner! Even if you can only run a few steps... just pretend during those few paces that you are a runner! Soon enough, you'll be running... 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
SparkPeople has advocated short bursts of fitness for the past 10 years because we've seen how it can change people's lives and help them reach countless goals. Recent research has been proving our hunch that those 10 minutes of exercise real... Read more
With my first Half Marathon completed in Dec 2014 my new goal is to complete my first Full Marathon. Training begins tomorrow! Unfortunately, I am fighting a cold. UGH!
This vicious cycle of Love-Hate food relationship I have has left me at my... Read more
On October 19, David Babcock finished a Kansas City marathon in 5 hours, 48 minutes and 27 seconds while knitting a scarf. Knitting experts measured the scarf he created along the route at just more than 12 feet long.... Read more
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