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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

Recommendations for a new scale. Help.
Updated 7/20/2014 11:41:51 PM

My scale is frustrating me 40 I weigh on a flat floor but it will give me different readings if I step on more than once. Yes I know I should go with the first reading, ha, but I just don't trust it. So I am looking for some recommendations for a n...  Read more

New and nervous
Updated 7/19/2014 4:25:31 AM

My name is Genevieve most call me Gen and I started putting on weight a few years after my first husband's drowning in 2002 in Southern Oregon at my age of 29. It was 2 1/2 years after his death I met a wonderful man and we were married in 2006. I so...  Read more

New to Sparke People
Updated 7/22/2014 11:19:07 PM

I am finding a lot great info on this site....  Read more

new to spark People
Updated 7/18/2014 3:27:54 PM

I am a diabetic and have asthma, so I need a lot of help. love this site, I have already learned a lot....  Read more

New to Spark people :)
Updated 7/18/2014 8:26:11 AM

Hi everyone! I'm Stephanie and I'm 23 years old. I have two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. I have been struggling with my weight since i was 15 and I just cant seem to get a hold of it. I've been yo-yoing for years. I am hoping this will be so...  Read more

visualizing

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

running

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