Friday, February 27, 2015

Back To Basics

I Have Lost My Way.

I've been lost, wandering, and floundering nutritionally and in my fitness since just before my wedding last August. Going on 6 months now. 3 months of flat-out not working out, and 3 months of trying and failing to stick with a program. Nothing has stuck. I feel lost.

This is not a new feeling for me, and I don't like how the rest of the story goes. I know there are others, probably some people reading this, who are in the same boat - forward progress has come to a complete halt, or maybe never began in the first place. Eventually everyone will hit a plateau, or flounder, or get lost, or fall off the wagon...the trick is centering yourself and getting back on track.

Fortunately, I know how to stop this and right the ship. I'm not going to allow myself to go back over 200 lbs.

It's time to go back to basics.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Best Laid Plans

Sometimes it seems that no matter how hard we try and how well we plan...It simply doesn't matter. 

If the universe has decided it's going to flip your day upside-down...guess what. That's it. And that's precisely what has happened this past month here in good ol' New England.

Massachusetts has had a "historic amount" of snowfall since late January. So far, something like 5 feet has been dumped on the city of Boston, with the rest of the state seeing similarly devastating snowfall. We live in New England...snow is not show-stopping. This, however, is a bit much. 

So much, in fact, that it's completely thrown off both normal life and marathon training...for me AND others...But this isn't the first time somebody's plans have ever gotten thrown off.

Today's theme? Adapt or die.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Why?

There have been A LOT of mornings lately where I've woken up and asked myself "Why?""what was I thinking?", etc.

Most mornings, I simply don't want to get out of bed. Most mornings I'm seriously questioning my decisions. To train for a winter marathon...to train for a marathon period... to work out 6 days a week...

This isn't the first time I've questioned myself like this though...and the answer is usually the same every time.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mission: 26.2 - 2.22.15

Wow.

The Year Of The Conqueror indeed...

So I'm beginning 2015 in the most epic of fashions...running my first marathon -the Hyannis Marathon - February 22nd 2015. I've run a lot of races this year...but most of them happened pre-injury while I was in my physical peak. On its own, a marathon would be hard enough...But Now...now I'm out of practice and have lost some of my endurance and speed.

It's gonna take a lot to be ready for this thing with just 9 weeks to train. But it can be done. And if I can do it...hell, ANYONE can. (Not that I'd advise that...)

So how, exactly, do I envision this being possible?

Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 - The Year Of The Conqueror

In 2014 We Became Limitless - 

For a lot of us, last year was pretty epic. Many set foot in a gym for the first time, ran their first 5K, did their first unassisted pull-up...

We Broke New Ground.

Now, however...now is our time to conquer. Now that we've tested the waters, shed our self-imposed limits, and surprised ourselves with what we're capable of...it's time to adopt a new strategy.
2015 won't know what hit it.