Now that summer is mostly behind us and cooler temperatures are starting to drift in, the prime season for charity runs and walks begins. People of all abilities lace up their running and walking shoes and hit the pavement to raise money for many gre... Read more
You have been walking faithfully four to five days a week, gradually increasing your time to 30 minutes or longer. Congratulations! But after following this routine for several weeks, you may no longer feel the challenge you once did. You feel it&rsq... Read more
I started running as a way to lose weight, get fit and most of all to prove to my 6th grade P.E. teacher that I could run. Once I ran my first race, I was hooked. I love the challenge of running, and although not every run is joyful, running is my pa... Read more
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... Read more
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
Weaned myself off coffee creamer, now I drink my coffee black. I rarely drink soda. Added in more fruits & veggies (no candy cravings). I cut back on bread & pasta and increased protein, which means I eat fewer calories because I feel full longer.... Read more
I use pickles as a workout recovery snack after I run. The salt helps rebalance lost electrolytes and they're yummy. My husband hates them, though...he calls them "cucumbers soaked in evil". lol... Read more
i hate to add the extra calories, but i like a few glasses of wine a night! i know, i know, it is a major hinderance! what do i do? i opened a bottle of arbor mist and realized it had 450 calories in the bottle and i drank the whole thing - (ove... Read more
Six weeks from today, I, along with 11 of my fellow SparkPeople running pals of the Sparkin' Hood to Coast Team, will be participating in one of the most prestigious long distance relays in the world--The Hood to Coast Relay. The relay begins on the... Read more
This is part two in a series of blogs I am writing to help runners have a better understanding the role recovery plays in their healthy living journey. While I am primarily addressing runners, anyone can benefit from the information provided whether... Read more
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