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
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
If you’re getting bored with your normal strength training routine, or if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, think about trying HIT: High Intensity Training.
HIT is a specialized approach to strength training th... Read more
I know all of us are not health care professionals but this has been on my mind since I read about a lady who was a partner in a fitness facility collapsed and died after running a marathon. Could it have been an undiagnosed heart ailment? Sounds lik... Read more
I know all of us are not health care professionals but this has been on my mind since I read about a lady who was a partner in a fitness facility collapsed and died after running a marathon. Could it have been an undiagnosed heart ailment? Sounds l... Read more
I have had times when I was a "runner" and times when I did nothing but Jazzercise. I find that as long as I stay active, I can switch between the two without too much hassle. Right now I'm only dancing 1x/week, as cross while I half-marathon train.... Read more
Runners: I live in the boonies. No wireless network, bad satellite. What is your favorite way to track mileage/speed when you're "off the grid"? Gps based apps on my phone are often really wrong.... Read more
No matter what happens it is important for me to look at things in a different and positive way. The old "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade" attitude. If I gain weight, the gain is motivation to put in extra workout or be creative with my mea... 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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