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Start Running Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Start Running.

''How I Became a Runner at Age 48''

Robin (KASHMIR) has been a member of SparkPeople since 2006. She has lost 95 pounds and is training for her first marathon. Robin Before Robin After What m...  Read more

''Running Helped Me Lose Almost 100 Pounds!''

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. ...  Read more

Moving Forward with the Run/Walk Training Method

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

Don't Be a Runnin' Fool

Whether your goal is to finish a marathon, or make it to the end of the block without stopping, running can be a great addition to your exercise routine. In fact, running burns more calories per minute than most other forms of cardio exercise.&n...  Read more

Learn to Love Running

If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci...  Read more

Starting to worry about myself...
Updated 7/21/2014 8:47:05 PM

I am someone who has had eating issues in the past and still struggle sometimes to meet my calorie goals. When tracking my food I get a little paniced when I see the number creeping up. For about a week now I have had trouble even getting to 1000 cal...  Read more

Starting a long journey.
Updated 7/19/2014 8:50:40 PM

I joined Sparkpeople on the 11th so I would have a way to track my progress to keep me motivated. I started out at 315lbs, and have already dropped 5. I'm currently doing a chair exercise routine designed for folks who are over fluffy, have mobili...  Read more

Starting a fitness program on my 57th birthday
Updated 7/23/2014 4:19:46 AM

Monday the 21st I will be 57. I have been following the Sparkpeopler program for several weeks and have shed 13 pounds and several inches. I am excited to start at the wellness center with a trainer to lose the remaining weight and get in better sh...  Read more

Running and weight loss
Updated 7/20/2014 1:16:07 PM

Hey all, I got back into running because I wanted an inexpensive way to exercise and lose weight. However, I have been reading several articles that talk about running can stall weight loss because your body gets used to the long distances and d...  Read more

walking v running
Updated 7/21/2014 6:27:00 PM

I have just read an article (on-line) that said walking was as good as running. I won't ague with that but myself I burn more calories when running than walking. I would bet that most of us burn about 2/3 more. So how can that be as good. Anyone...  Read more

Run and be happy...

I have become a happier person since I started running....  Read more

Starting to run

Start by walking, and carry a stop watch. Start running, and clock the amount of time you run each time you do it. Alternate walking and running and look at your total time running at the end. Next time out, try to increase it for the same course,...  Read more

Road Runners

This is for anyone currently running road races or wanting to as one of your goals....  Read more

What's New on SparkPeople.com

We've gathered links to this month's latest and healthiest articles from SparkPeople! 10 Keys to Keeping the Weight Off These strategies will help you look and feel great long after you reach your goal. A Surprising Exercise th...  Read more

Overcoming Self-Doubt: How Do You Do It?

We've all had those times when we set a goal, start working toward it, and then begin to wonder if we're going to be successful. Was my goal to aggressive? Is this the wrong time to pursue it? Do I have all of the tools I need? Whether your goal...  Read more

Exercise plan until I can start running

Since the beginning of BLC, I was doing great, exercising 20 minutes a day, at least 5x a week. Then I fell off the streak, and since, I'm struggling. I need a plan, a schedule, something to take the guess out of the workout. So here it i...  Read more

How to Start Running: What it really takes to go from “Couch to 5k”

After setting my own personal 10k records these past two weekends, I wanted to reflect on how hard I’ve worked to get to this point. Why? Because my first reaction to my 8:43-mile pace was, “I should be faster.” While I have been running at leas...  Read more