A cool wind whipped around me as I crested the final hill along my running route. "Ah, relief!" I thought, pulling my dripping T-shirt away from my skin. This will cool me off. But instead of making me feel refreshed, the wind chilled me to... Read more
Fitness can be incredibly simple. Sometimes, the most effective workouts don't need celebrity spokespeople or a payment plan. Walking and running are excellent ways to stay in shape year-round. These basic workouts are convenient, feasible al... Read more
Everyone knows how important it is to maintain a regular fitness routine, but sometimes the day is so jam-packed with other responsibilities that exercising during daylight hours is next to impossible. However, if you like to exercise outdoors, there... Read more
After several false starts to lose weight over the years, Rick (LOGHOUSE) tipped the scale at 289 pounds. A weight loss challenge (and exercise buddy) at work motivated him to walk every single day for more than a year. He's now 40 pounds lighter... Read more
Even the most dedicated exercisers suffer from fitness setbacks from time to time. Whether it's losing our workout mojo or over-scheduling ourselves, we're human (think: imperfect). But what if you could prevent those setbacks from ever ... 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
I went for a walk and was trying to step faster when I suddenly found myself JOGGING! I never thought I'd run again using bad knees, overweight, cardio... every excuse! I ran 60% of my 2.5 mile route - 2 min walk / 3 min run intervals... if I can r... Read more
As many of you already know, I live deep in the heart of Texas. And while I would like to believe that it doesn’t get that hot, try telling me that this past Saturday when I had to get out well before sunrise to get my long run done. The reality is,... Read more
You may be asking yourself what my journey of finding one hundred dollars has to do with your own journey to becoming the healthy individual you are meant to be. But I do believe there are lessons to be learned in any situation we find ourselves in a... Read more
The steps below will enable you to route out your walking/running route to determine the accurate route and to calculate based on your weight the accurate calories and time of exercise and most important you can save it for future use. It does take a... Read more
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