See ya, San Diego!

Last weekend, I flew out to Los Angeles for another fun-filled business trip. Luckily, Ryan was also in LA (flying for the president or something) so we had a chance to meet up Sunday evening. Monday, I drove up to Camarillo where I stayed for the week for work. It was a pretty long week, filled with long hours…

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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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Registered for the marathon!

So I’ve made it through my first week of marathon training. I decided to start nice and easy with a few three mile runs, which worked out fairly well. My outer left ankle is a bit sore, but I assume it’s because I haven’t run in awhile. I also decided to register for the Philadelphia Marathon as you get…

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Marathon Training has begun!

Today, my marathon training began! While I haven’t settled on a definitive training program, most of them start the same way, which is a few three-mile runs. So I left early this morning with my training partner, our German Shepherd Dakota, and we made a three mile trip out of some of the local roads in the area. Overall,…

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The Philadelphia Marathon

Having recently completed P90x, I learned a lot about myself and what I was capable of, both physically and mentally. Going into the program, I never though I’d be able to do a pull-up, let alone five, but here I am. There were times when I thought I was physically exhausted, but gritted through it, and completed the session….

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