Mike (MKKAYA) started running in 2008. Since joining SparkPeople, he has continued to work toward his weight-loss goals (losing nearly 100 pounds so far), completed three half marathons, and has his sights set on participating in a triathlon.
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Spending a good 60 minutes on the treadmill is a surefire way to make you feel accomplished. After completing the machine's fat-burning workout, you feel great and quite proud of yourself as you stare at the number flashing on the screen: 752 cal... Read more
In life, we're told to dream big. Reach for the stars. Go for the gold. While I think everyone would agree that having big aspirations is admirable not to mention inspiring, you should take a more calculated approach when setting fitness goals. I... Read more
How would you like an exercise program that banishes boredom, improves your fitness, develops new skills and prevents injuries? Sounds like an infomercial, but it's not! It's cross-training, and you can do it whenever and wherever you are in... Read more
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
Try laying off the "bouncy" exercises (running, high-impact aerobics) for a couple of days and RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) for pain. Definitely stretch after your workouts. If pain persists, talk to your doctor.... Read more
I had lots of trophies from running races that I acquired through the years. So I took off the metal plate that has the age group and race info on the front to save and gave the trophy to an organization that serves special needs kids. They have eve... Read more
A few years ago you could pick up almost any running or fitness magazine and read about the benefits of consuming caffeine prior to running or exercising. Runners, just like many of you, like to take a swig of their favorite caffeinated beverage befo... Read more
SparkPeople members are in the news once again! Seven members (who met on our site) recently completed various distances of the Surf City Marathon in Huntington Beach, California. When their story was featured on CNN.com, we asked if they wanted t... Read more
I am experiencing a MIX of emotions as I reflect on my races for 2012!
I am frustrated/embarrassed that my times are soooo SLOW and it is taking me FOREVER to get back where I was!!!!! BUT hey I am 65 lbs heavier than my "normal" weight.(try... Read more
I can think of no better thing to train for than to run from zombies. I've got plenty of time to get my butt on the treadmill and around my neighborhood. Besides, this will cinch the fact that I could escap... Read more
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