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New York Marathon Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for New York Marathon.

Post-Marathon Recovery Tips

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

Exercise Does Not Have to be Painful

For a long time I thought that being in pain was part of the plan, a sign of progress. I was so used to hobbling around on achy feet, with leg muscles so sore that I couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on to the banister for de...  Read more

Charity Races Mix Fitness and Fundraising

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

The Importance of Setting Medium-Term Goals

So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at th...  Read more

''How I Became a Runner at Age 48''

Robin (KASHMIR) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2006. She has lost 95 pounds and is training for her first marathon. Robin Before Robin After What m...  Read more

New, new, new!
Updated 7/11/2014 1:22:03 AM

Hey! Let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Brooke, I'm in my early twenties and I am looking to lose about 34 pounds to get back in my comfort zone. I'd like to elaborate on what I mean when I say "comfort zone." I'm not lookin...  Read more

NEW to Sparks' People
Updated 7/10/2014 12:57:19 AM

This is my first time post. I am a mental health clinician so I sit a lot and talk to clients. I have put on 30 pounds and am ready to get serious and lose it. I need any assistance you are willing to provide....  Read more

new start
Updated 7/11/2014 9:24:22 AM

43 and new beginning . I am at my heaviest I have ever been. So much is going o in my life and I have let that take over so today is the new beginning because I want to live to see my grand kids. Sitting at home all day does not help so I started on...  Read more

Hi I'm new
Updated 7/9/2014 1:53:32 PM

Hi everyone. I'm new to the site. Can't say I've tried sites like this before because I haven't, but everything else has failed, so I'm hoping to finally change all of that. I joined because I wanted to make a difference for my family and myself. I h...  Read more

Updated 7/10/2014 1:39:50 AM

After an abnormal and brutal winter along with some love chub I'm pretty excited to get back into my healthier eating habits and track my progress in such a big community! Yay!...  Read more


If you can see it you can do it. When I ran the New York City marathon I visualized it before I did it and it went a lot easier....  Read more


ran a marathon...  Read more

UK MAIN - Spark People Team

Welcome to Spark People and to the main UK team for new members. We are a large team as this is the Main Team for ALL UK members! Join in have fun - your country needs you!!! WELCOME!...  Read more

In the News: Armstrong Planning a Comeback

Lance Armstrong wants to return to the world of professional cycling. Since retiring in 2005, most of the news he has made has been related to his Live Strong organization and gossip column reports on his love life. He has also competed in two New Yo...  Read more

Rock What You Got

You are a unique individual with something to add to this world! If you’re reading this and feeling badly about yourself and where you are this week in your healthy lifestyle journey, then this article is for you. I want to share with you some...  Read more

The New York Marathon and Amy's Visit

Today my eating was out of control. I had lunch with Amy and ate all of the fries I ordered. That made me think I had permission to eat crap all day. I didn't write in my food journal either. I think part of my failure with the eating today...  Read more

New York Marathon 2011 here I come - I'm in!!!

and now the training begins running the hills of Te kuiti in the middle of the North Island where I live in New Zealand. So far I'm up to 26 kilometres but the 10k walk home makes it 36 kilometres!! That walk home will soon be a run home and from the...  Read more