Funny how a blog about self-improvement can go on without an update for close to a year and when he finally makes it back to post an update, there’s nothing new. I pretty much took the whole damn year off from running but have still been going to CrossFit regularly. I’ve noticed a difference in my body composition and have yet to come to terms with how things have changed. It’s mostly got me motivated to start running again … right when the crappy weather starts rolling in. Duh. My eating habits have gone in the dumper too, so it’s safe to say I need to get my shit together.
Last winter I almost refused to set foot outside if the weather was less than 30 degrees. Should be different this year cause what we’ve had so far has felt really nice. If I can keep my wife from stealing all my cold weather running clothes it shouldn’t be too hard to get out. I’ve got a 5k trail race (my first legit trail race) coming up in about six weeks that I’m looking forward to. Should be messy and fun.
So much comes from the will to motivate yourself, as does the lack of it. At this point, I’m behind on this year’s training, partially due to the crappy weather we’ve been having and in part due my increased attendance at CrossFit. Continue reading “The Struggle”
As far as CrossFit goes, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with general-purpose trainers. When I first started I used some New Balance Minimus 10v2s that I got from REI on clearance and liked them pretty much all around except that there was almost no heel stability. I occasionally used whatever running shoes I was training in (my first year of CrossFit coincided with my first marathon) and overall I was pretty happy but I wasn’t really focusing on getting better at lifting or anything CrossFit related. Continue reading “Shoes – New Balance Minimus 40 Trainer”
So here I am, 42 and thirty pounds overweight with two marathons and several other races facing me in the upcoming months. I can’t blame anyone, I did this to myself, starting about 24 years ago with the intake of way too much breakfast cereal, submarine sandwiches and pizza. Continue reading “New Beginning”