P90X2 Review & Results

P90X2 Results - Back

I recently completed the P90X2 home exercise program, and I wanted to provide a review for those who may be interested. The Problem I’ve been fortunate enough to have been blessed with a good metabolism. I’ve always been tall with a very lean build. In fact, when I graduated high school, I was 6’2″ and 155 lbs. So between a good…

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Looking Forward to a New Year!

It’s hard to believe 2010 has come and gone, but nevertheless, here we are, and it’s 2011. Many of us make resolutions for the new year, and I’m no exception. So here are a few things I’m planning on doing in 2011: 1. Get into shape! I’ve been exercising fairly regularly over the last two years, and I’ve made…

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The Philadelphia Marathon – Done!

As my last post indicated, last Sunday was the Philadelphia Marathon; an event I spent most of the year training for. The event was quite an experience, one that is difficult to put into words. Needless to say, I didn’t sleep all that well the night before, and was frequently waking up to check the clock. When the alarm…

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Race Weekend is Here…

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost six months since I decided to tackle my first marathon. And yet, here we are, two days away from the big day in Philadelphia. Today, my mom and I ventured into the city to pick up my bib and race package, which consisted of a bag, a racer’s guide, course map,…

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Training Continues…

So I realize it’s been quite awhile since I’ve updated my website. ‘Just posting to say my marathon training is still moving along, although I’m a little behind schedule. I did complete a half-marathon two weeks ago, so I still have some ways to go in building up my endurance. However, my long run the week after left me…

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Sea Girt 5K – Results

So today was the Sea Girt 5K; my first official race since I started training a few months ago. Overall, I’d say it was a pretty good experience in that I learned a lot about being in a race (i.e. there are a ton of people you need to make your way around). I also learned that I need…

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My First Race – the Sea Girt 5K

Following my back injury, I’ve slowly been getting back to running. I started with a few short jogs just to see how my back would hold up, and everything seems to be good to go. Last week I even upped my normal weekly run distance from three to four miles and completed a new long distance run with six…

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Diagnosis – Pulled Muscle

So after battling back pain all weekend, I managed to get to my doctor this afternoon to get checked out. After some poking and prodding, he determined that I don’t have any spinal issues (e.g. slipped or herniated discs), and that I am most likely suffering from a pulled muscle. I found this to be very good news as…

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Injured

Well it appears I’ve sustained my first injury. Earlier in the week, I was doing some strength training when I felt my lower back suddenly become sore. I immediately stopped the exercise I was doing, and took a few minutes to stretch. After a few seconds, the soreness went away, so I proceeded with the rest of my workout…

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5 Miles Down!

This week proved to be a good week for training. Due to some cool weather in our area, the conditions during my early morning runs were ideal, and I set two personal bests doing my daily, three-mile runs. And on Sunday, I was able to set a new long distance record of five miles. I incorporated all the lessons…

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