You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?
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“My uptown girl! You know I’m in love with an uptown girl!” As these lyrics pump through your headphones, it’s easy to forget that while Billy Joel sings to you, you’re actually running on the treadmill.&... Read more
Going to the gym and working out can get monotonous. The same machines, the same steps on the treadmill, it gets boring. Aside from changing gyms, what is something that can be done to make it a little more exciting each time you go? The answer i... Read more
Editor's Note: We've had many technical issues with the SparkSounds playlists in recent months, so we have removed this article from the site. If you happened to find it anyway, please note that the playlists are no longer working. We hope to add the... Read more
I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme... Read more
Hi SparkPeople, my name is Deb and really look forward starting a healthy life with all of you. I have been on this DIET game for over 30 years and it is time to stop. I think I have been on every diet out there and spend 100s of dollars only to loss... Read more
My friend told me about it and the fact that there's competing really got me interested however literally no one else uses it so I've only got one friend on it. If anyone out here uses it please add me it'd be more fun having more people on it, my na... Read more
I set a goal to run a 1/2 marathon by Mother's Day 2014. Yesterday I ran my first 10K. Next weekend I am planning a 7.5 mile run.
What is cool about that - I am 44 and the last time I ran 7 miles I was 16. Wooo hooo!... Read more
My friend told me about it and the fact that there's competing really got me interested however literally no one else uses it so I've only got one friend on it. If anyone out here uses it please add me it'd be more fun having more people on it, my n... Read more
I'm considering a 5K run next year, I'm not sure I can run across the street if someone was chasing me and I'm "overweight" (5'1" 145 lbs). I have til October 2014 to prepare. I have NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING!!! Any suggestions, tip, references???
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I've asked friends to call my Google Voice Number and leave me an encouraging message for my Half Marathon run. I'll add the messages to my iPod Shuffle so they will play randomly between my running songs during the race.... Read more
Recently, I shared my half-marathon music playlist with you, and it got me thinking. While some of the songs on the list are newer hits, most of the music I run to day in and day out are anything but new. However, they are some of my favorite running... Read more
As a runner, I often turn to music to keep me entertained and motivated during my training runs and races. I love discovering new running songs (even if "new" only means "new to me"), listening to them, and sharing them with other... Read more
So I just began week 5 of marathon training yesterday, and so far, so good. I ran 126+ miles in January, my highest mileage month since last August, and augmented it with stationary bike and walking.
I have dropped 3 lbs so far in 2013 against a... Read more
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