Thursday, July 26, 2012

New official domain

I have finally purchased and have a blog being setup currently. Please check this blog and the new blog regularly for updates. Eventually I will be redirecting this blog to the new blog.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

New workout regiment

Started a new series this week. It's a rotation between plyometric workouts three days a week with two to three days of shorter distance running. So I will post results as I make progress. The average run in the end will be 4-6 miles.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Hit the ground running

Back out on the road this week.  Trying out other running applications like Strava to see which one I like better.  Strava seems simpler but its Fb and Twitter integration needs some work.  I can only get it to update feeds when I'm on wifi.  Gonna be scorcher in Detroit this weekend.  Looking forward to getting some more miles in and hopefully back to 10k speed in no time.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wanted to post an article related to some new healthy finds.  I think in the near future these little guys will have more of an impact.  Chia Seeds!!!! Yes, those little tiny things we used to put on little clay critters and watch em grow.  The seeds are edible and have some good health benefits..  Please see the link below!
Chia Seeds

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Years Resolution

Time to thing about your goals for 2012.  My goals is to surpass my lowest weight from 2011 and get my body in shape.  Remember working out is only part of the battle.  You need to eat right to get to that goal as well.  You need to break the mentality of having a desire to eat these rich tasting foods.  Lots of them generally carry lots of fat, carbs, sodium, and other overabundant items that you DO NOT need.  Eat smaller portions, track what you eat, keep a journal, and get back the basics.  You eat to sustain life, not because you love to eat.  I am guilty just as much as anyone else.  I enjoy a good pizza or or a burger from time to time as well!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Another pic from Warrior dash

 have a pic of this sitting at home but wanted to share a sample of what to expect if your running the Warrior Dash. Mud and Mayhem! 

Friday, October 21, 2011

1/2 marathon

Ran my first marathon at 2:38:10 at the Detroit Marathon. Gotta put God 1st because I couldn't do it without Him.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Under construction

Website is going through some facelifts. Hope to be finished soon

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pic(s) from Warrior Dash

I'm waiting for more but here is a shot of me slowly getting ready for the race.  Just went and packed up my packet.

New Trail runners coming soon

Ran the Warrior Dash this weekend.  Great race, very different too!  Had tons of fun execpt for pulling a muscle in my leg mid way through the race.  I was covered in mud up to my neck and had a blast.   I wished that I would of had a new pair of these Zero Drop Trail Runners from New Balance.  Check out the Birthday shoes blog about these new shoes.

New Balance Trail Runners

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tempo run

Ran a short tempo run over the weekend.  Only did a mile and a half but set the pace of 9:31 per mile.  This is huge on my part but I did do the run in Tennis Shoes. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Vibram Komodo Sport LS Shoe!

New Vibram Five Finger model coming soon!  Here is the URL to the blog KomodoSport LS.  Minimalist shoes are a new fad for some but I am a believer of their importance on proper running.  I'm not a medical professional and should seek advise from a Personal Trainer or a physician if you consider going to a minimalist shoe.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Treat it like a temple

Treat your body like a temple. I went for a run today lacking water and eating terribly. I felt like total crap.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Proper breathing whlie running

One of the most common questions I hear from new runners is, “How can I prevent those annoying side stitches?” Side stiches, or cramps right under the rib cage, are sometimes a result of shallow breathing. One way to help avoid them is to breathe deeply from your belly. The idea is to draw the greatest amount of air into your lungs with each breath so that you’ll maximize your oxygen intake and ultimately boost your performance.

If you’ve ever done yoga, you may already be familiar with belly (or diaphragmatic) breathing. To do it while running, first check your posture and make sure you’re not slouching. Keep your shoulders relaxed, and shake out your arms if you’re feeling tension in your neck or shoulders.

As you breathe in through your mouth, push your abdomen out while pushing down and out with your diaphragm. This gives your lungs the most room to expand and draw in oxygen. You should feel your abdomen expanding, rather than your upper chest.

Exhale slowly and evenly through your mouth. You can check to see if you’re doing it correctly by placing your hand flat against your abdomen, with your thumb near your belly button. You should feel your hand being pushed away as your abdomen rises.

If you’re having a tough time executing the technique while running, try practicing it while lying on your back. Watch your abdomen as you’re breathing—you should see it rise and fall with each breath. If you see only your chest moving up, you’re not breathing deeply enough.

Do you practice deep belly breathing?
article courtesy of Christine Luff

New links

Hello everyone,

I'm still making changes to the blog and I have put some links at the bottom of some runs I'm doing this year.  I will be participating in the Detroit Marathon taking on my first half marathon and Advokate run in Rochester, MI attempting my first 10k.  Also keep in mind I'm attempting all of these events on a pair of minimalist running shoes.  More to come!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sad event at this weekends River Run in Grand Rapids, MI

A local runner and GVSU all-star tragically died this weekend.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of the runner.

News Article

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pants on the Ground!

Lookin like a fool with your pants on the ground! Great article on a DIY way to fix this problem for all of you minimalist shoe wearers!

Friday, April 15, 2011

New Blog

Welcome to my b log. This will be all about fitness, running, cycling, and any other type of outdoor activity.