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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

Just getting started
Updated 8/30/2014 9:17:46 PM

Hi, I desperately need to lose about 150lbs, learn better habits and I pray I can keep it off. I would not be truthful if I didn't tell you I am scared to death that I can't do this, I have tried other plans and gained the weight back with a few ex...  Read more

Getting Started
Updated 8/30/2014 9:17:28 PM

Hi, I'm just getting started and looking to lose 30 lbs ( I am 180lbs at the moment). I am nervous but looking forward to this process. I work in a very stressful environment and I did not take care of myself. I'm looking to lose weight and tak...  Read more

Starting something new
Updated 8/30/2014 9:16:46 PM

Hi. My name is Michelle and my Dr. recommended this site to me. I'm needing some support in losing my last 55 pounds and hoping that I could make new friends. The best time for me to do my workouts are in the evenings....  Read more

Just starting out
Updated 8/30/2014 4:27:33 PM

Hi! I am 43 and am want to eat healthier, loose 50 lbs and feel better. I am hoping to Spark people will help me focus and help me learn better habits. Thanks, ...  Read more

Nike running app
Updated 8/27/2014 2:35:58 AM

Anyone want to be running buddy's on nike running app?:)...  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

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