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Getting Ready for the Next Big Thing

Right now the focus is getting back into running shape, and although I miss working on overhead lifts, my shoulders are much happier and I am working more on building strength and improving movement in other ways not so hard on my shoulder joints. I have a new PR in …

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Training Thoughts

What are you training for? After several years of working with personal trainers who worked with me and taught me how to specifically train for goals, I now find myself with options-many options. I am in that uncomfortable pace where I get to decide if I want to work out …

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Learning is hard, but never a waste of time

Week 2 at my new gym and in a nutshell, I feel pretty good about my choice for now. I am happy to have had my previous experiences working with two very different coaches in 2 very different training environments. I have tried not to let my insecurity get the …

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Egos, Goals and Agendas

We’ve all had the experiencing of everything being good-until it’s not. Call it what you want, but typically when entering into a new role, a new job, a new relationship -the need for change and a fresh start makes everything feel wonderful and new and exciting. Even the anxiety and …

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Lessons Learned

“The one thing that will be hard for you is to learn to listen to your body.” This post could have been entitled, Sidelined Again. I have written about it before, but I have a tendency to push myself beyond my limits, often ending up too sore, too tire, or injured …

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Lately

Lately I have been thinking more about my age-not in a bad way, but in a relative way. Many of the people I run with and work out with are young enough to be my kids. For a few years now I have not really thought much about it, but …

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Don’t Exercise on a Monday

The Trouble With Exercise First of all, let me explain-I hate the word exercise. Early on when I first started personal training it was instilled in me that if you are not training for something you are exercising. And ever since then I have been avoiding “exercising.” To me, the …

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From September to September

It was a crazy summer, filled with heat, humidity, a wedding and a surgery-in other words, stress, stress, stress. And before summer there was training and recovery of an ankle injury. But before the ankle injury there was growth and change and a whole lot of learning and success. If …

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All the Goals

It is always a bit of a let down when you cannot achieve your main goal, but it is important to remember the process goals and the secondary goals are important too. I have a bit of goal amnesia at times, having a goal maybe and a deadline, and then …

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Thoughts on Running and Coaching

It is that time of year again, and a little more than a year has gone by since I have had a running specific coach. Don’t get me wrong, I have a strength and conditioning coach who understands running as movement, and a skill, who I have been working with …

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