Action Step #13–Reps a Day Goal

  Well, especially while I’m laid up with an injury, doing some weight training is important.  And I’ve been slacking a bit on these, so I’ve decided to make that my next action step: work towards 300 reps a day (minus 1 day off a week).  Right now, in Guatemala, that means all of my… Continue reading Action Step #13–Reps a Day Goal

Testing the Limits

    So, because of my injury, today’s starting goal was to test which bodyweight reps I can do during this recovery period.  Let’s just say jumping jacks, lunges, mountain climbers and burpees are not acceptable.  Thankfully, pushups, squats, planks, situps, crunches, chair dips (and extended chair dips), Russian twists, bicycle crunches, leg lifts, lateral… Continue reading Testing the Limits

Action Step #12–Modify My Diet During My Injury

  Since I’m stuck NOT running for the next while, I must modify the way that I eat.  Sure, I’ll still be exercising through my non weight-bearing body-weight exercises, but that’s just not the same as cardio AND strength training.  So…time to modify the diet.  Ugh. Find some challenges on Tribesports.com to help keep me… Continue reading Action Step #12–Modify My Diet During My Injury

Action Step #11–Plan the “Perfect” Workout for My Injury

  If you didn’t read my last post, you don’t know that I totally messed myself up.  But, I did.  Injured the joint of my right foot, and now I can’t run (which is driving me totally crazy!  I had gotten up to 10k running from 5k in one week!). But I refuse to stay… Continue reading Action Step #11–Plan the “Perfect” Workout for My Injury

Well, I have certainly amped up my running since arrival in Guatemala.  I started taking a thermogenic (I write health and fitness product reviews and found a few supplements I decided to give a try!), and found that I had insane energy.  In one week’s time, I went from running 5k (the longest I had… Continue reading

Run Through Antigua or Urban Adventure Race?

So on my second run through Antigua (Guatemala) today, it felt more like I was on an urban adventure ran than a jog through a busy city!  I had to hurdle constructions barriers, jump off 3 and 4 foot sidewalks and the like, dodge blind old men on bicycles, hop out of the way of… Continue reading Run Through Antigua or Urban Adventure Race?

Action Step #10 in 2013–Set a Specific Distance Goal

Currently, I run 5k fairly easily.  I do have to stop for walk an extra mile or so for breathers in between with this high altitude and all, but, yeah.  I run 5k and walk about 1.8 miles on the same running session. But it’s time to set a specific distance goal.  And, that goal… Continue reading Action Step #10 in 2013–Set a Specific Distance Goal