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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Gympocalypse 2015

Tomorrow is New Year's Day. You know what that means...
Yes, that's right- your gym is about to be flooded with New Year's Resolution gym-goers. Your club will be over-run with people full of the short-lived self-starter motivation that only the promise of a new year's fresh start can bring.

How do you survive such a calamity? Should you just stay home for a month until they lose steam and quit?

No. You should go to your gym. For more reasons than you might think.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 - Limitless

Wow...

So much happened in 2014... Not just for me, but for a lot of people I know.

2013 was a year of change. 2014 was a year of testing the waters, challenging ourselves, pushing the limits...

and shattering them to bits. 
Just what kind of change can you accomplish in a year? How far can someone come? This is my opportunity to look back and reflect...to appreciate the people I met, things I did, and how far I came...and to believe in what I can do in 2015. The Year Of The Conqueror is coming, but first I have to appreciate Limitless 2014.

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.