Running or walking a 5K (3.1-mile) race is a fun and realistic goal for exercisers of all fitness levels. If you're ready to train for your first 5K, but not sure where to start, don't worry! SparkPeople's certified trainers have created... Read more
Athletes do it. Chess players do it. Novelists, successful scientists and even salespeople do it. These days, everyone who wants to make big things happen is planning ahead in order to succeed. What about you? When it comes to planning ahead to reach... Read more
"I only run when chased."
That was my answer anytime I was asked about running, otherwise known as torture disguised as exercise.
The way I saw it, there were only two reasons to run:
1. to catch a bus, plane or train
2. to... Read more
When Ann (AGILLASPIE60) was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in July, 2010, she knew she had to change her lifestyle and get her health under control. A few months later, she was struggling with motivation when she found SparkPeople.com. Since then, An... Read more
You might be gung-ho about tackling new goals in the New Year, but not so fast! The best way to set yourself up for success is to make sure that your goals are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Using these guidelines is a... Read more
Take it slowly; don't try to jump in and run 5 miles your first day if you haven't worked up to it or you'll be setting yourself up for injury. Easing back into it with something like a Couch-to-5K approach could help.... Read more
I wanted to run a 5K as part of my goals that I set for myself, but I have not ran in over 5 years :( I found a program to follow called Couch to 5K. It is awesome! You simply follow the suggested workouts 3 days week (they only take about 20-30 min... Read more
I'm training to run a 5k this summer by using th 5K Your Way Walk/Jog Program. I use the treadmill and find myself losing steam by the end of the workout. I visualize a dirt path, trees, and water to one side of me (a relaxing setting that looks like... Read more
Editor's Note: By popular demand, our Behind the Scenes at SparkPeople feature has returned. Today we're interviewing Mike, who joined the SparkPeople team earlier this year. In addition to being a SparkPeople employee, he used our program to... Read more
If you've been following my blogs for awhile, then you know that I started running about seven months ago. I began by running a mile just to see whether I could, which, for someone who formerly ran only when chased (and how often do you think I was c... Read more
Not sure why I chose to participate in my first 5k when I am at my heaviest weight in 15 years. This seems like a poor life choice at this point in time.
I just finished my run for today and just slogged my way through. It seemed like I was s... Read more
Being here on SparkPeople, I get so much inspiration every day. It is just awe-inspiring to see the successes that people have and the difficulties that are overcome. It makes me realize that I too CAN do it. I CAN. And I WILL. Back last summer... Read more
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