Bloomsday Report – 2015

Competitions, What we're up to
I finally returned to active event participation and it felt great!  I signed up with my buddy Jack and convinced him to go on some runs with me over the past couple of months.  The first couple were 2 miles and I slowly progressed him up to almost 4.  I had figured that, while he would make the full distance, he might not run much more than that and we would walk a lot towards the end.  Plus, I didn't know for sure how much I could run either. It was fun to be pleasantly surprised on both counts.  He is funny to run with.  I usually spend my runs zoned out or concentrating on some technical aspect of running form.  It keeps me distracted from fatigue and helps get…
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4-40 UPDATE

Exercise Ideas, FitNews, Free Programs, What we're up to
Valentines day will soon be here so I think it’s a good month to talk about heart health.  Cardiovascular fitness is key to staying fit and healthy so getting some longer, harder sessions in is important.  Increasing by small increments as the month goes along is a great way to push yourself without going to far.  Adding just 5 minutes, an extra block, or a lap around the track can wind up being a pretty significant gain by the end of the month. My workouts are going pretty well so far.  The knee is doing well and I didn’t have any setbacks during January even though some of my workouts were pretty rigorous.  For the most part however, I kept weight work at less than 25 minutes as I did…
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STICKING TO IT

Challenges, What we're up to
So the new program got off to a bit of a rocky start last month.  A few days before Christmas I did something that my knee wasn't happy about and it blew up pretty good for about 10 days.  I don't think it was anything serious just a combination of probably doing one too many things in my workout and then going home and doing things around the house when it needed a little more rest.   It seems to have calmed back down and I'm back upon the horse as it were.  My lovely wife suggested I do more bike for a while than walk/jog and I think that's a good idea.  In general I'll stick with the body weight/primal movement patterns for January as it also goes well with…
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THE FORCE AWAKENS

Challenges, What we're up to
If you haven't seen the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you should.  It doesn't really tell you much but there are some pretty cool visuals in there.  I mention it simply because I dig Star Wars and also it will do nicely to serve as my kick off for the next thirteen months.   It's been one year since my unfortunate knee accident and I am pretty well done with rehab.  This blog post is my official, "Getting back on the Horse" announcement.  The past year I've laid dormant, struggling to be patient, waiting until my body could finally get back to being capeable of what I know it can do.  Now...The Force Awakens. Currently, the release date for Episode VII is December of 2015.  That gives…
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FLEXIBILITY REVISITED

Challenges, What we're up to
In 2012 I discovered kettlebells and really found them to be a fantastic fitness tool for myself and my clients.  The system clicked with me and were a responsible for some great changes in my own physical shape.  I followed up in 2013 with a more committed regime of running consistently.  That combination was really hard to beat for me.  I was working out regularly before but had become reinvigorated  with the incorporation of new information. Late in 2013 I decided to test myself and my level of fitness by competing in the Tough Mudder challenge event.  It was truly a great experience and I learned so much about my physical capeablilites and limitations as well.  I was was super excited for making 2014, also the year I turn 40,…
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