I look at myself and my own programming as an ongoing experiment: how far can I push it? How much work can I do before I break down?
So if you find yourself conscious of being knee-deep in a habit you don’t like, remember that your fresh start can happen whenever you want. At the end of this hour, this minute, or even this very second. You can choose something better for yourself right now.
With gyms closed and outdoor activities limited, it goes without saying that our normal fitness routines have been interrupted. Yes, there are tons of home options being broadcasted all over the internet. Yes, home workouts mean saving a lot of time (not having to travel back and forth to the gym). Yes, home workouts are… Continue reading Feeling Unmotivated without the Gym? You can change that.
There is no shortage of home workout options on the internet right now. And while it can be comforting to turn on a video and let someone else tell you what to do and how to do it, there’s a lot of utility in being able to put together your own well-balanced workouts customized to… Continue reading Create Your Own Home Strength Workout with this Template
Much of the world is deep into self-isolation right now. Personally, I’m on day twenty-three (not that I’m counting every minute or anything). When my shelter-in-place started, I was anxious about it but couldn’t really articulate why. I already spend a lot of time on my own (work from home, live alone), so self-isolation wouldn’t… Continue reading Self-Isolation & Self-Reliance
Now is a particularly interesting time to be writing about training stress. Many, if not most, of us don’t currently have access to a training facility. And many, if not most, of us probably feel MORE stress due to this temporary lack of access. I’m going to challenge you to use some the the suggestions… Continue reading Mitigating Training Stress: Working-out vs Working-in
Read Part One: The Lead Up Read Part Two: Meet Day Finally, the marathon. I’ve told this story so many times in real life, and every retelling makes me want to do it again even more. To recap: The meet went well, but ran very long. We had to get from York to Philadelphia (a… Continue reading 9 Lifts / 26.2 Miles / 36 Hours: Part Three
The Meet Recap Read Part One here for the lead up. I’ll get into how I trained for this insanity in Part Three, but suffice it to say training went about as well as it could have. On Friday, Nov 21, I got in a minivan with my best friend and my dog and started… Continue reading 9 Lifts / 26.2 Miles / 36 Hours: Part Two
The Lead Up In November 2019 I competed in a powerlifting meet (780lb total at 129lb bodyweight) and ran my first full marathon (in 3:50:xx), in less than 36 hours. This is my full recap. I split it into 3+ parts because I didn't want to constrain my thoughts about it in any way. I… Continue reading 9 Lifts / 26.2 Miles / 36 Hours: Part One
There’s a ton of positive energy surrounding the beginning of January - a new start, a clean slate, a chance to take on projects that we’d been putting off during the previous calendar year. We’re now halfway through that month, and it can be around this time that our enthusiasm about our New Years goals… Continue reading Embracing Real Habits (to free up your mind)