SparkPeople Nike + Runners/Challenges Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=37163 For beginning runners or those with the desire to run who have the Nike+ sportsband system. . Non Nike+ runners/walkers welcome too! SparkPeople Nike + Runners/Challenges Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=37163 Link to Active NIKE TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x55597238 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=6269 </link> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:53:43 EST Would like to merge 3 Nike Teams into 1 - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x55597106 Hello Nike Fans! <BR> <BR> I have a dilemma and I hope some of you can help, especially the leaders of the Nike Teams. So far, I have found 3 Nike groups, fuel band (which I just took over because there was no leader), ipod, Nike + runners challenge (three leaders and I like this Team Name the best!). All these teams seem to be inactive. For those interested I'd like to close down a couple of teams and just make one Nike Runners Fan Team or something like that. Any suggestions and inpu... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:33:25 EST Challenges for 2013? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x51498969 Since nike plus doesn't have the Challenges section together yet, anyone want to createour own challenge for the new year? <BR> Anyone have an idea ? <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 09:56:23 EST Switching to Daily Mile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x51339010 <BR> As many of you know, nike is taking a bit longer to get their challenges up and running. Some of us have popped over to Daily Mile. (DM) <BR> <BR> Here is a link to a group I've created: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=58758 </link> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 23:27:38 EST Most Miles from 12/9-01/9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x45448773 http://nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikep<BR>lus/en_US/plus/#//challenges/detail/15<BR>09455467/ <BR> <BR> It is called "Spark Your Miles" challenge. Good Luck and get going :) Fri, 9 Dec 2011 20:43:50 EST Current Training Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x44043892 Anyone following a Nike + Training Plan? I just started Coach Jay's 5k Training Plan. I've ran 5ks many times before but I'm trying to work on my speed. The longest distance I've ran was 8 miles but I'm pretty slow. Ultimate goal is a half-marathon by the end of 2012. Mon, 12 Sep 2011 13:34:25 EST Hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x42460096 Hi Nike+ users, <BR> <BR> I found this group while browsing the Nike+ group that i've been a member of for a month or two. At the Nike+ group I played a lot of tag and took part in some challenges that really motivated me and allowed to hit some milestones. I'm hoping that joining this Challenges group will do more of the same. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 08:59:52 EST Crazy Walker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x41133834 Well it was a beautiful morning so I hitched up the dog and off we went. Five miles later and all is well. Seven miles and I am beginning to wonder about the wisdom of this whole thing but I am too far away from home so I have no choice but to continue. After 10 miles we are finally back home. <BR> <BR> I am sure that my dog thinks that I am crazy and he is probably right. As a side note I didn't know a dog could pee so many times in ten miles. Gosh I think he hit every tree along the ... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 15:10:58 EST Plantars Fasciiti s...What a PAIN ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13209x37163x41011096 I am really sick and tired of this persistent attack upon the left heel of my foot. I jogged 2.5 miles Saturday then walked 2.5 miles. On Sunday I walked 5 miles. All was ok until I went to get out of bed Monday morning. When I went to stand up the pain in my left heel was excruciating. I have been limping around since. <BR> <BR> Last summer I was walking 5 to 10 miles per day. Somewhere along my journey this pain hit and has been with me since. Some days have been better than others ... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 20:35:45 EST Nano Nerd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x40974745 Purchased another toy...the nano. I have just started using it to record my jogging/walking/crawling. <BR> <BR> Crash <em>57</em> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 09:40:32 EST Need Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x40392120 Help I need motivation! I've been trying to get into running since about las may and I still suck at it. I think i need a drill sgt. or something. <BR> <BR> I have the nike + shoes and Ipod I see that you can add friends. Anyone need a friend on there so we can encourage and push each other. I"m gonna start the 5k training today! Mon, 7 Mar 2011 09:03:26 EST IM NEWWWWW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x39903047 HI ALL <BR> I am new to the group and to the nike + I just got my sensor sneakers and band Sunday which is either yesterday or today depending on where you are lol. I am excited about trying it out still trying to understand it all but it sounds super amazing. I am a beginner and running is still new to me I've been active in other ways but the last few months I have been getting into running and decided that by summer I want to try a 5k. I love sparkpeople theres a group for everything lol. ... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 01:18:14 EST I'm glad to see the group is still going strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x39646923 Thank you to ShoeJackie for picking up the slack. I'm still out of work and looking for a job. Busy basically trying to hang onto my house right now. Things are looking up though. I have an interview on Friday. Wish me luck. I haven't run since September. But hope to start up again as soon as the sidewalks are clear. <BR> <BR> Michelle Wed, 2 Feb 2011 21:11:45 EST 52m/52d End of Year Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x37853316 Hi everyone! I noticed there were not any active challenges so I decided to create one. <BR> <BR> Lets push ourselves to run/walk 52 miles over the next 52 days. I've created the challenge on Nike+ for those of you who have it. For those that dont you can track on this thread. <BR> <link>nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikepl<BR>us/en_US/plus/#//challenges/detail/743<BR>642976 </link> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:30:52 EST Created my first challenge - for beginners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x36876886 I love the challenges on Nike+ but sometimes find them overwhelming since I am returning runner, not even running a whole mile yet. So I created a challenge for new/returning runners, runners that aren't running more than 10 miles a week. Hoping for some level competition!! <BR> <BR> <link>nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikepl<BR>us/en_US/plus/#//challenges/detail/181<BR>7942596/ </link> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 15:06:58 EST I've been neglecting this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x36876607 A lot has been going on in my life. I know that I've neglected this team. I'm currently at the beginning of P90X and I have to say I don't have the energy to run or walk right now. I do hope someone will create a fall challenge. I would but I won't be participating in it until this 90 day challenge is up. <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:49:30 EST More than one challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x36305751 Sorry, Nike and my PC had issues. I ended the other challenge. Hope everyone got an invite! <BR> <BR> If not: <BR> <BR> <link>nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikepl<BR>us/en_US/plus/#//challenges/detail/128<BR>1259337/ </link> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:56:49 EST Any Nike+ challenges going on? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x35925683 The board has been entirely too quiet...I know everyone is busy but is anyone still running with their Nike+? If so, I can do some kind of challenge over there for us...nothing major just something to keep us going....let me know! Sun, 8 Aug 2010 20:04:02 EST Elliptical http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x35583265 Has anyone tried to use their Nike+ while on an elliptical? does it still count "miles"? Fri, 23 Jul 2010 08:13:34 EST Anyone having issues with distance? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x34192941 Up to a few weeks ago, both my husband and I found our sensors to be accurate on runs of known distances. Here in the past couple weeks or so though, the distances Nike + have been giving us have been lower than expected, by approximately .12 mi per 1 mile. I couldn't even get mine to let me calibrate, when I plugged it in to upload my run it showed that I had no runs to calibrate with, even though I Had a 3 miler. Grr! Or maybe you need to walk AND run to calibrate? I'm finding myself v... Mon, 17 May 2010 08:23:08 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x33929344 Hey everyone, I'm Emily! <BR> <BR> I started using the Nike+ system along with the C25K application to start running again and I love it! I participated in the Monument Ave. 10K in Richmond on March 27th and finished with a time of 1:30:00. I have a 5K coming up on May 29th and I am hoping to run the entire thing and improve on my time. I also may be running a half-marathon in November. <BR> <BR> I look forward to running with you all! :) Wed, 5 May 2010 11:32:05 EST Nike Sensor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x33273709 Hey guys....do you wear your sensor all day and count your steps? or do you use it strictly for running? <BR> <BR> Just curious if anyone was using it as a pedometer too..... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 16:39:29 EST Nike+ problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13209x37163x33175954 It ended my 2010 challenge! I didn't end it and the date was set for 1-1-11. Now it's done! Everyone was declared a winner and it ended! Ugh!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I made a new one, but everyone's miles to date are gone. I mentioned in trash talk that I was having to take inhaled steroids for my asthma. Could it possibly have been booted because I used the word steroids????? <BR> <BR> On another note I can't seem to invite anyone to a new challenge. It just keeps that little swirly thing there f... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 14:29:25 EST it's been a rough two weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x32761110 i apologize for not being a great team leader/setting an example the last few weeks...i found out i was pregnant in february. exciting news! certainly not planned, but my fiance and our families were really excited. unfortunately, the baby did not survive and i experienced a miscarriage at 10 weeks ("miss abortion"). i recently had a d&c because i could not handle mentally nature taking her course... i just would like to thank some of the members of this community for their support during my ... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 11:13:52 EST One down, one to go!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x32700788 I finally went out and got me a pair of running shoes so now I just need to purchase the sensor thingy(can't think of the name...lol)....I plan to do that this week!!!!! Mon, 15 Mar 2010 08:28:01 EST Sugar Free Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x32322550 If you have decided to take part in the sugar free challenge (sent out via email..check your email..lol) please post your experiences with it here. Going sugar free even for a day is tough but I think if you can complete a day without sugar you will become aware of hidden sugar sources and it can change the foods you choose to put in your body. Tell us the following after you complete your day (if you choose to).: <BR> <BR> How did it make you feel? <BR> <BR> <BR> How difficult was it to... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 19:27:40 EST New here! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x32272145 Hi everyone! :) My name's Calana (same as my spark name) and I'm from Seattle :) <BR> <BR> I got my nike+ in January but have just recently been motivated to actually get out and run! Doing a 5k in a couple weeks and planning on training for a half, so time to get longer runs in! <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 15:47:00 EST Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x31899674 This isn't really appropriate for a running forum, but I'm only sort of active on 2 boards, both running. The other is very big, so I'm dumping here. I don't normally share when life goes wrong. I'm just really upset. Here goes: <BR> <BR> My family has a strong history of type2 diabetes. My sister at 255 got the warning over a year ago, you're borderline. This January my Mom got the warning. I can't say much, they think it's 'easy' for me. It's not, I'm just motivated and now because I'm in ... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 09:25:01 EST Hello all :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x31821735 Hello! I am Christina, just started running with y armband this weekend. I have run off and in since HS but since I just had a baby a few months ago, I am basiclly starting over. On the Nike running site my screen name is also christina1178. <BR> <BR> Happy running :) Tue, 9 Feb 2010 11:56:00 EST New Challenge: HOPE FOR HAITI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x31622870 http://nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikep<BR>lus/en_US/plus/#//challenges/detail/73<BR>8951680/ <BR> <BR> Help Nike in their efforts by joining the Hope for Haiti Nike Challenge. All runs logged between February 1st and February 22nd 2010 will help Nike raise up to $100,000 as part of their overall committment to raise $500,000 to the efforts in Haiti. $1 will be donated for every mile/kilometer run with a goal of reaching 100,000 miles or 160,000 kilometers. <BR> <BR> Join me in this! <em... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 08:36:17 EST New challenge - You're invited http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x31592655 Come run / walk / request a super hero or join one: <BR> <BR> <link>nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikepl<BR>us/en_US/plus/#//challenges/detail/738<BR>951680/ </link> Mon, 1 Feb 2010 10:25:01 EST Goals for the month of February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x31446341 Just wondering what my team members goals are for the month of February, fitness and otherwise. <BR> <BR> Me?: Still trying to complete my 10k program. I'm kind of off the reservation right now. This week I have my trip and I'm just running. I go back on it next week. <BR> <BR> Foodwise, just keep paying attention. <BR> <BR> Weight wise: Drop 5 lbs by February 28th. <BR> <BR> Personally: Try and figure out what I want to do careerwise. I'm pretty sure I don't want to be a Career Counselo... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:38:45 EST My team is great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x31446261 Because my members are creating new challenges! The shoe challenge is awesome. I love the funny ones. Anyone have any other ideas? Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:35:13 EST 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x31264420 Ladylove and Nancy, I saw you on my nike+ challenge. So cool! Thank you for joining! Feel free to trash talk me anytime. :) <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>236</em> <em>235</em> <em>345</em> <em>224</em> Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:19:50 EST Welcome to the Team HEAVENLEIBLU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x31039798 Hi HEAVENLEIBLU, <BR> <BR> I am Michelle team leader here and I wanted to welcome you to the Nike+ Runners/Challenges Team!Our other team leader is LadyLoveChild, a very nice and dedicated runner. We have a challenge going on currently at Nike+ started by TNDIXON. You can find it at:http://nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/n <BR> ikeplus/en_US/plus/#//challenges/detai <BR> l/1745935843/ or you can do a search there for Sparkpeople Most Miles January. There is also the Sparkpeople C25k Challenge ... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 05:55:41 EST Virtual races http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x30976547 Looking at the dates for this section, I see that we are not having many challenges going on with the Nike+ system. Susan-40 had a question about running just because or racing. <BR> <BR> Well, I would like to start doing weekly challenges with the people in this group using the Nike+. I am currently involved in a team challenge where the leader has us doing something different every week. It keeps it fresh and the variety keeps it challenging. Different things he has a do are fastest dista... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:38:23 EST Frozen eyelashes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x30944142 I put a picture of my eyelashes on my page. I also posted some pics of the trail where I run. :) My camera froze! I guess they don't like the cold weather. Next time disposable for sure! Sun, 10 Jan 2010 10:30:58 EST Sports bra recommend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x30923126 When I find something that works for me I share. I ordered two Moving Comfort Maia bras. I'm a 36DD and I have to tell you, the girls stayed locked and loaded my entire run. There was virtually NO bounce. That's huge for me. The only issue I have is the price. These bras run around $42 a piece. I hope to eventually replace all my bras with these, but its going to take a while at those prices. I thought my Champion bras were good but in comparison they are only ok. I still bounce, just not as ... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 14:26:32 EST Running everyday vs every other http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13209x37163x30885121 What is everyone's opinion on running everyday versus every other day? I'd like to get more miles in but I'm thinking of running a shorter distance everyday other than a longer distance every other day. As always time is my issue. Any suggestions? Fri, 8 Jan 2010 09:05:52 EST Shoestation.com is having a sale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x30876881 Whenever I get a good deal I pass it on..pay it forward. I got a pair of Nike+ W Air Zoom Structure Triax on clearance for $59.97. They are normally a $95-100 shoe! Thu, 7 Jan 2010 22:41:12 EST Nike+ profile picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13209x37163x30819983 Finally ! the link is fixed and I changed my profile pic to a match sparks. I love that tattoo and butterflies so picking it was easy! I also have butterflies in my bathroom. :) <BR> <BR> Today's run was not so good. :( I started out at 40F and had to strip some layers. Where was the snow we were promised? Then felt sluggish and decided to change my music. Had to re-start my run because I ended by mistake! Lol Put a foot through some ice and my shoe is soaked. The temperature dropped and the... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 10:11:03 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x30811869 I'm new! I'm a spin instructor going on five years now and have recently taken up running (currently training for a half marathon) I'm all about anything that promotes living a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople upon seeing it mentioned on another websites message board . I look forward to chatting with more of you in the Nike + Runners challenges and Half Marathon forums. Wed, 6 Jan 2010 00:34:35 EST How many miles did you run today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x30739323 2.25 miles for me. I'm doing a new 10k training program and I should run about 12 miles this week. Slowly increasing as the eight weeks go on. I'm in week 2. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 23:59:41 EST Hello! New to the Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x30666965 I posted in the sticky buy maybe this is a better place to post? I've been running with my nike+ sport band since summer 2008. I love it but haven't been running as much because the first version of the band was defective. I bought the new and improved one recently and now I am ready to get back on it! I've been a member since 2003-I actually had an internship with SparkPeople's non profit called SparkPeople Service which is how I was introduced to the program. I don't believe it is in opera... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 20:08:03 EST My 5k run didn't upload! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x30657047 My husband got me a Nano for Christmas with the Sportskit. I ran the Revolution Run 5k today (which was a lot of fun btw) and I received feedback on the run all the way through but when I got home to upload it, it was not on my nano. Has anyone here had that problem. I should have used my Sportsband instead but NOOOO I had to try the new thing. I'm so mad. I ran and my miles don't count towards my total. <em>46</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 13:27:51 EST We have some new members! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x30563720 Take a moment and welcome them! Mon, 28 Dec 2009 17:50:51 EST Challenge for the New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x30449891 I'd like to invite you to join the challenge that I just created over at Nike+. Challenge begins 01-01-10 and the goal is to see who can complete the C25K program and log the most miles over 90 days. <BR> <BR> This challenge is not listed on the Nike+ website to ensure that only SparkPeople members join. If you are interested then I'll need your email address to invite you or you can try joining herehttp://nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/n<BR>ikeplus/en_US/plus/#//challenges/detai<BR>l/1745935... Mon, 21 Dec 2009 13:21:19 EST Running in colder weather ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13209x37163x30324984 I think winter has officially arrived now that the snow is on the ground and seems to be staying. I live in the country on a low-priority road, meaning it only gets plowed when we get 3-4" of snow. So, my question is will running in snow ruin my sensor, ( I use the shoe pouch)? Is It waterproof? <BR> <BR> And what should I wear? When it started to get colder, whenever I ran, I had a hard time figuring out how many layers to put on. <BR> <BR> I am thinking most days I'll have to go to the ... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 10:41:04 EST What do you think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x29970624 You guys run way more than I do and I am wondering how/if I can fit running into my routine... <BR> <BR> I work out Monday-Thursday..I have Body Pump on Mon/Wed and then I meet with Lonnie on T/Thurs...that only leaves Fri-Sun and I don't normally workout on those days..and if I did, I wouldn't be doing it all three days...so in liklihood I would only be running once a week....is it even worth the effort? <BR> <BR> I'll never get to a level where I can compete or run races at this rate... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 21:29:39 EST New Distance Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x29911025 I decided to create a challenge for women 40-50 years old over at Nike+. Do not be offended if you received the invite and are under that age. I just didn't know who was in my age group and decided to invite all the women. I thought this might be fun. <BR> <BR> I went and looked at the other challenge I created and was really disappointed to see so many people who really should not have been in the challenge..but I do congratulate our own Luv 2 Run and NPaul for coming in what I consider fi... Sun, 22 Nov 2009 22:36:22 EST How do I send mail on nike+? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x29802361 When I'm on the nike+ and I want to send a friend a message, how do I do that? I soooooo want to run!!! I would like to invite bgraves99 to join the Mom's challenge, but I don't know if she is a she so I'm trying to send a personal message instead of throwing it up alongside the current challenge. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Nancy your kicking my butt on the mom's challenge!!! Tue, 17 Nov 2009 13:46:24 EST Bruised heel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x29784566 I have a bruised heel and need to take a few days off. The dr wants me to take 4-6 weeks off. I don't think that's gonna happen. But I will take 2-3 days off. So the miles in the 1st challenge are probably all for me. I can't wait for our next challenge. I did see Nancy joined Mom's united to keep the holiday weight off. That sounds motivational and fun! :) I joined and asked if it was ok. If you can and it's ok with them come join that one. Mon, 16 Nov 2009 18:27:15 EST New Running Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x29756193 will be posted at Nike+.com only this time I'll need your email addresses to invite you. I will not leave this one open to the public. <BR> <BR> If someone wants to create a challenge for the team and the general public feel free to do so. <em>250</em> Sun, 15 Nov 2009 14:37:01 EST Crotch Pressure?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13209x37163x29694289 I really need to ask this question. Everytime I do my run usually when I run over 6 miles. I feel pressure in my crotch area. No pain but like the bone behine the fatty tissue. I don't know how else to say it but I hope you understand. Does anyone feel this also? I thought maybe I'm doing too much but I don't know? <em>24</em> Thu, 12 Nov 2009 09:45:38 EST Something is wrong with my Nike+ sensor arrrugh!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x29449594 Today I went out to do my walk/run. I started my Nike+ and off I went. I did like one mile and I had it program to tell me the kilometers instead of the calories. I like to hear the calories I burn. <BR> So I went to reprogram it with just a touch of the button. I pressed it to start again and NOTHING HAPPENED!!!!. I looked at my Itouch and it said searching for sensor. I took the sensor out my shoe about five times and it still read the same think. I tried to to link it as new and start ov... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 17:02:29 EST Team Digests and Emails http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x29297391 This is going to sound silly but because this is my first week, I'm not sure if Sparkpeople sends them out or if I'm supposed to create them. I never received a weekly digest from my own team but I'm not sure if I am supposed to do it or it's automatic and I didn't get one because I'm the leader. Did anyone receive an email from this team? Sun, 25 Oct 2009 13:11:46 EST Very interesting RW article on Weight and Speed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x29251216 <link>www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,<BR>s6-242-304--11903-0,00.html </link> Thu, 22 Oct 2009 22:02:58 EST Running Gels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13209x37163x29245546 Does anyone here use them? Do they help? How do they taste? How much do you have to be running a day to use them? Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:41:08 EST Blisters!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13209x37163x29245373 I noticed today near the very end of my run that it felt like there was something in my shoe rubbing. When I got home it looks like a small blister is forming on the inside arch of my foot. How do you treat these? Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:30:36 EST What is your walk/run goal? 3k, 5k, 10k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x29241092 I already made my first goal at 10 mile. I only did it once so I'm going to keep at until I get use to it before I set a new goal. I would like to do it in less minutes and try to run more than walk. <BR> <BR> What is your goal? <em>104</em> Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:48:25 EST Nike+ Human race http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x29238147 anyone taking part? <BR> <BR> This saterday(october 24th 2009) Thinking of making a spark challenge for it on the nike websight. But only if sombody is wanting to join. <BR> <BR> Here is the offical chalage <BR> <link>nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nikepl<BR>us/en_EMEA/plus/#//challenges/detail/1<BR>36335706/ </link> <BR> <BR> If anyone wants to take part in a sparkppl chalange i'll create it. <BR> <BR> Marlis Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:34:42 EST Hello, it's just me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x29236862 Hi I started running about 18 months ago. I started by mapping my miles using my bike! Than I got nike+ foot pod and sensor. Now I have upgraded my ipod to an i-touch. It has the ability to use gps, but it doesn't pick up where I run! So now I have the velcro strap for my foot pod and my i-touch. I know nike+ isn't accurate, but I love it. It does an average and helps me keep track of my relative speed. I ran my first marathon with-in a year of starting to run and have found a love for it! <... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 09:42:45 EST Tell us how you feel today with an emoticon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37163x29224581 <em>102</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2009 18:13:08 EST Challenges for Nike+ members (Walking) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x29224125 I've created a challenge for Nike+ walkers who are Sparkpeople members. If you'd like to join a challenge to walk the most miles in a month, this challenge is for you. Please go to: www.nikeplus.com and register for their board and then copy and paste this link to join the walkers challenge: <BR> <BR> http://nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nik<BR>eplus/en_US/plus/#//challenges/detail/<BR>1612110726/ <BR> <BR> (Copy and paste) Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:44:13 EST Challenges for non Nike+ members (Walking) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x29223974 This is the board for walkers who aren't using the Nike+ system. This is where you can come and post your distance, time and whatever else you'd like to include and keep a running record of your challenge information from 10/21/09 - 11/20/09. Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:36:06 EST Socks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13209x37163x29223477 Since we were talking shoes I thought socks might be a good topic too. I'm really a stickler over what socks I can run in. I researched the right socks too. The ones I find are comfortable for me are the Thorlo roll top running socks. I have had a plantar fasciitis issue from the constant pounding on the treadmill and these socks have extra padding in them and my plantar fasciitis has gone away. I recommend them. I am posting a link to a picture of them but by now means am I saying buy from ... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:09:01 EST Challenges for non Nike + members (Running) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x29223274 Everyone is welcome here. While it would be nice for everyone to use the Nike + system everyone might not want to and that is ok too. This forum is going to be based on the Honor system. The challenge is to log the most miles in a month between 10/21/09 - 11/20/09. I don't care when you start. I don't care who wins. All I care about is that we have a reason to get up and go and run. So if you would like to post your runs here and compete with the group go for it! Wed, 21 Oct 2009 16:58:10 EST Shoes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13209x37163x29222360 Which shoes are you currently running in? <BR> <BR> I have a pair of shoes that I workout in but they are not for "real" running...I need to get some with more cushion to absorb the shock... <BR> <BR> Suggestions please!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>186</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2009 16:10:54 EST Sportsband/Nano likes and dislikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37163x29217378 I really like uploading my runs and broadcasting to my Facebook page. It makes me feel good..but I don't like that I feel it's not accurate. But right now this is what I can afford. I wish I could afford a Garmin but I don't have that kind of money right now so I'm making due with this. <BR> <BR> And if anyone knows how to calibrate properly let me know! I'm new to this. Wed, 21 Oct 2009 12:11:58 EST I've created our first challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13210x37163x29216221 At the Nike plus website. Here's the link: <BR> <BR> http://nikerunning.nike.com/nikeos/p/nik<BR>eplus/en_US/plus/#//challenges/detail/<BR>1410789309/ <BR> <BR> Please feel free to sign up. The goal is to motivate you to work out and push yourself a little harder! We can do this! Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:27:20 EST