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Running World Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Running World.

''What I Learned by Running Around the World''

Polio is a disease that most of us never think much about anymore. Thanks to heroic breakthroughs of the mid 20th century, the disease is more ancient history than current news.  But polio is on Joe Hale’s mind every single day. While...  Read more

A Motivational Story of Olympic Proportions

As I write this, the 2008 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Athletes from around the world will gather in Bejing, China, to compete in their respective sports in hopes of honoring their countries and fulfilling lifelong dreams of winning Ol...  Read more

''Nothing Brings Me Joy Like Running Does''

Gail (RHYNIC) has been a SparkPeople member since 2006. She is a co-leader for the Road Runners SparkTeam, which is the largest SparkTeam for runners, with more than 70,000 members. Gail has been running for more than 3 years; she started w...  Read more

Looking Ahead to Our Best Year Yet!

Hello SparkPeople Members! Happy New Year! For the many thousands of new SparkPeople members, I'm the Founder & CEO of SparkPeople. Every now and then, I send an update to our members—the State of the Spark Address. I hope you enjoy it!...  Read more

Woman's World Features SparkPeople Members

The current cover of Woman's World magazine will grab your attention, shouting "Secrets from America's Hottest Diet Club!" This headline article is referring to none other than SparkPeople.com, and the "secrets" revealed come fro...  Read more

Around-the-world Journey With Small Children
Updated 4/7/2014 11:47:32 PM

I read about a San Diego family who set sail on an around-the-world journey with their 1-year-old and 3-year-old daughters. Family members found themselves stranded, fell ill with Salmonella, and had to be rescued 900 miles from shore. www.nbcsa...  Read more

Getting back to running after an injury
Updated 3/27/2014 5:39:12 PM

I saw this link and though it might be helpful lifehacker.com/how-to-return-to-running-af
ter-an-injury-1553063140 The main principles stood out to me: A short test run to see if any pain presented 3-4 days of low mileage to establis...  Read more

Running out of ideas for meals....
Updated 3/27/2014 10:57:12 PM

I'm just curious what are your staples that you buy when you grocery shop. I feel like I'm running out of ideas of what to have for lunch breakfast, snacks, and dinners. I'm feeling like I'm in a rut when it comes to meals. I have four kids, a couple...  Read more

Can I run a 10K in a month?
Updated 3/28/2014 5:08:37 AM

I am considering signing up for a 10k that is at the end of April but I want to make sure I have enough time to prepare. I currently run 3-4 days per week, anywhere between 2.5-4.5 miles each time. I would say the average I run is about 3.3 miles, an...  Read more

Why did I gain weight after I started running?
Updated 3/28/2014 1:15:31 PM

I took a LONG break from exercising over the winter, and tracking calories for that matter, but got back on the calorie tracking in January and successfully have lost about 15 lbs. At the very beginning of March, I took up running again after t...  Read more

Being in the Moment

I love to read Runner's World Magazine and recently took up running. I am training for my first 5K Thanksgiving weekend. I was inspired by an article to run in the moment and enjoy the experience. Instead of thinking about making it to the next poin...  Read more

A quote I enjoy

"In a gentle way, you can shake the world" - Mohandas Gandhi...  Read more

50+ Females!

We're a group of "finely aged" women are are determined to live our lives getting and staying fit, healthy and active! Join us and remember, 50+ Ladies ROCK THEIR WORLD!...  Read more

Runners Are Being Urged to Limit Caffeine Consumption

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

Maybe It's Time to Change

In a few short days I will be traveling to the Big Apple (AKA New York City) to run in the NYC Half Marathon. When I took up running six years ago I had no clue where this journey would take me. It was and has always been a dream of mine to run the s...  Read more

New running world found

Before my last race started, I had chatted with this girl (if you read my previous race blog..she was the one who scared me..she thought the 10kers were suppose to leave with the HMers...we both had a moment of panic!!!)....Anyway....a few days later...  Read more

A Walker in a Running World

"The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Lao Tzu First, I want to make something clear. I am not a runner. I am a walker. I don't apologize for that and I don't have any disregard for runners. I think they are amazing ath...  Read more