Month: September 2016

Just Do it! I Ran 6.2 Miles (10 Kilometers) This Morning!

I did it. I ran 6.2 miles (~10 kilometers) this morning. How did I do it? I decided to do it, then I did it. Before I go on, here is my running history: Late last year (2015), I decided to reboot my health and fitness. Adding running to my fitness system was part of the reboot. In December 2015, I ran 0.2 miles on the treadmill. My lungs were…

Slacking vs. Resting

Last Sunday, I worked out with just Deadlifts. I performed the following: 135 pounds x 5 repetitions for 2 sets 280 pounds x 3 repetitions On the last set, I planned for 5 repetitions, which was realistic. The week before I completed¬†275 pounds x 5 repetitions. I attempted a 4th repetition and something didn’t feel right. I left the gym with a sore back, like I might have pulled a…

Power of Habit Tossed Me Into a Spiral

A few months before my second son was born, I accepted a role as night shift manager where I worked, a manufacturing facility. The role offered a chance to run my own show. In addition, I was getting my MBA, and the night shift hours were more flexible. The unexpected benefit was the higher quality of family time. I had the luxury of dropping off and picking up my oldest…

My Right Knee

I am fortunate that my only real ailment is a bad right knee. At that, its more constraint than burden. Meaning, it doesn’t hurt most days. But’s it’s not quite right either. It will buckle occasionally (randomly) when walking. It doesn’t seem to buckle when I run. However, when I exercise (weight lift), my knee feels wobbly. I injured my knee during the very last practice of my wrestling career….

One Week of Eating Paleo

In my last post, I discussed going Paleo. In this post, I discuss my first week on Paleo. Day 1, Monday When I travel for week (weekly event), I tend to book early morning or late evening flights. Last Monday, I was booked on a mid-morning flight. Because I didn’t have a solid eating plan for the day and knowing that I would be fed on the plane, I decided…

Going Paleo

I’ve been thinking about it and talking about it and writing about and blah blah blah. On Monday of this past week, I did something about it. I started eating Paleo. In fairness to people who actually eat Paleo, it’s more accurate to say that I ate mostly Paleo this week. In this post, I’ll address three things: Why Paleo? What is Paleo? How did the first week go? Why…