Saturday, December 13, 2014

It's Easier...To Not.

Nobody is immune.

Up until 3 months ago, I was a 6-day-a-week fitness freak. I couldn't even really rest on my rest day..I'd do yoga, or a long stretch session...something. Up until 3 months ago

Now I find it's easier...to just...not.
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I'm once again in the shoes of so many others. I'm sure you know what I mean. It's so easy to just...sleep in. It's so easy to just...take a little too long having coffee...and oops...no time left to work out. 

But in the end...it's really not so easy... but you might not realize why until it's too late.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

5 Keys To A Great Race

So here I am playing at being some sort of "expert" with all these race recaps I do...and after seeing a friend redoing all of HER race recaps I came to the realization...

I'm doing it wrong.


I tend to talk. A lot. My blog posts have been long and drawn out...and in order to TRULY see what I think of a race you have to read the whole damn thing in its entirety. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled when people do that...but some people want the quick facts.

Frankly, I should've been providing that all along.

But HOW do you judge a race? What really makes it great, and how do you MEASURE that consistently from race to race?

Well, I figured it out. 5 key areas that make a great (or not-so-great) race.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving - The Triumphant Return

Hard work and a positive attitude will get you everywhere.

It's been 8 weeks since surgery...& in one more week I'll be returning to the starting line for my first "race" since I broke my knee. That's 9 weeks since surgery...I move quick ;). 

The race I chose for my triumphant return is probably one of the most historic, scenic 5K turkey trots you could ask for...right where it all started for USA - the Plymouth Thanksgiving Day Pilgrim 5K. 

So there's that. I'm also already getting myself lined up for a BIG 2015...and a few someones have taken notice...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pumpkin Cheesecake? Yes, Please.

You would think that eating as clean as I try to, I wouldn't even THINK about anything most people would consider "dessert"... much less a CHEESECAKE. However... my wife found an awesome recipe for ultra-low fat, pretty low calorie pumpkin cheesecake.

I always talk about how important nutrition is...well, it's time to start sharing some of the recipes that have helped me stick with it and get my nutrition in line. STARTING WITH DESSERT!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Attitude Is Everything

Well, recovery is going great. It feels like it's been about a million years, and sometimes I feel like I've nearly forgotten what it's like to walk on my own two legs...but I'm almost out the other side of this.
It's been almost 6 weeks since surgery. This week I start working my way off the crutches. Victory. I've been doing my best to set myself up for success this whole time, from "Moment Zero" with the injury all the way through now. Proactivity and a positive attitude have gotten me pretty far. Attitude can make or break you. And I don't just mean dealing with injuries...