P90X2/iRunner Marathon training day 1
#P90X2 #Marathontraining Today is the first day of my marathon training. What a beautiful day I picked to start as it was a wonder 60 degrees in Chicago (54 by the time I started running). I also got a mapmyrun+ app for my android which has a much better GPS function that the app i was using for my 1/2 marathon training last year. Kat is also training for a 1/2 marathon so initially our...
P90X2W4D1 - RECOVERY WEEK!
#P90X2 This is my recovery week and i am glad. I think I have a bug or something because I’ve felt tired and ugh-ish for the last two weeks but I have keep pushing through. Recovery weeks is basically a week of Recovery and Mobility and X2 Yoga on alternating days. I woke up about 4:15 and started my workout and really just wanted to get to the Stephanie. I talked at length about the...
P90X2W3D5 - X2 Yoga
I haven’t done yoga in about two weeks due to travelling and running. It’s not cool to see how tight you can get when you are not stretching effectively. My left lower back is completely not wanting to get with the program. Fortunately next week is Recovery Week so it’s basically Stephanie and Yoga all week and then I start Month 2. After this workout my...
P90X2W3D4 - "Making Monster" - TH
#P90x2 X2 Total Body is a killer workout! I don’t know why I’ve been having trouble waking up the last few days but it’s been a bear. I’ve been 1/2 sick and the weather’s been changing and my energy has been really low, so when I woke up 5 minutes late for my workout this morning, I was determined to do it no matter what. You ever have one of those morning where...
P90XW3D3 - Recovery and Rest
Sometimes, you just need to take a day off. Im going to rest today maybe hit the rumble roller tonight. When I super tired and don’t wake up, I know its break time.
Polar Dash, race the penguin
iRunner- Polar Dash recap
Having done a 1/2 marathon just 3 weeks ago, what could possibly make this run so amazing? We essentially were running in a Blizzard/snow globe! This also marks the first time Kat and I ran together without pushing a stroller. Did I mention it was probably about 10 degrees and very Polar-ish? Still not amazing enough? How about that i drove home the night before in a blizzard, a trip that...
I need a marathon training program?
Anyone have a good marathon training program they would recommend?
P90X2W3D2 - Death by Jumping
Last night I would have thought I was coming down with the flu. When I crawled into bed at 8:30, I had chills, a headache, my stomach was fighting the soup I ate and I just generally didn’t feel well. I woke up this morning feeling more stable and decided that I needed to do plyocide to sweat out the toxins. When you don’t feel like doing this routine, it becomes the most difficult...
P90X2W3D1 - X2 Core
This mornings workout was challenging! Having driven home in a blizzard on Friday, run a 5k in a blizzard on Saturday and watched the Ravens blow a game followed by watching the 49’er blow a game, I am already tired. Getting up at 3:45 almost didn’t happen this morning but you have to take the discomfort to get the results. I’m beginning to see my mid section shape. IF i...
Polar Dash 5k this morning!!!
It snowed about 8 inches last night and its 18 degrees. This is going to be a fun run on the Chicago lakeront
iRunner - Polar Dash Saturday
This was the warning issued from the Polar Dash medical team for the race on Saturday: Chicago Polar Dash A Message from the Medical Team: As we get closer to race day, I’d like to take a few moments to give you some tips for staying safe in the cold weather and briefly describe the medical resources available on the course. The most recent forecast for the Polar Dash is calling for cold,...
P90X2W2D3 - The change up
#P90X2 I had to alter my workout schedule a bit this morning. Normally I would be doing Recovery and Mobility today but my son is having surgery tomorrow so I won’t be working out. I did X2 Total Body today and will take tomorrow as my rest day. The changes are definitely happening as I was much stronger this workout, thus making it more difficult. I had a terrible time doing left leg...
P90X2W2D2 - Remember your why?
#P90X2 #Fitness I completely did not feel like doing this workout when I woke up at 3:45 am. I didn’t feel like doing this workout when I slid the DVD into the machine and pressed play. I didn’t feel like doing this workout until about 20 minutes into the workout. I’m glad I did this workout! Last week it was hard because my legs were cashed from running the Disney 1/2...
P90X2W2D1 - X2 Core
#P90X2 #beachbody Ravens are going to the finals and the Packers are out, what a better way to celebrate than to kick off week 2 of P90X2. X2 core, I’ve seen it, I’ve done it, i’m ready for you this time! Mostly. With this workout I’ve gotten instantly stronger and it’s gotten harder in just a week. How do I know? Well for starters you write down your reps...
P90X2D6 - X2 Power and Balance
#P90X2 #workout This workout kicks your butt! Its in the same vein as X2 Total Body, I think it could have been called X2 Total Body…2, err umm. Anyway, all the moves focus on the core and stabilizer muscles which is great for continuing the building of a foundation. What good is it to be able to bench press 500 lbs is your core is so weak you can’t hold it? Tony is back in P90X...
P90X2D4 - Helloooo Body!
#P90X2 #beachbody X2 Total Body & Ab Ripper X2 Just when you think Tony has gone soft and is more about stretching and smaller muscle conditioning, he throws in X2 Total Body. I was sweating and huffing about 5 minutes after the warm up. This is a tough workout because it continues to focus on your core muscles while doing activities like lunges with a press, Side pushups on medicine balls...
P90X2D2 - Heaven on earth
#P90X2 #beachbody Some workouts you just know are going to be painful challenging. I’ve been doing Recovery and Mobility for about two weeks and I’ve ranted and raved about the total awesomeness of the rumble roller. If there has ever been a time I needed to do this workout its now. Ladies and gentlemen, Here is my stephanie I’m less stiff and sore today than I have been...
iRunner - Disney Adventure (Pt. 2 The Run)
-cont- As if Day one of do something amazing with Tony wasn’t cool enough, I still had a run to do! I mean, that’s why I was actually there right? There was a 3am start time for us so Kat and Aaron had to be up at 2. I woke up at 1:30 and had a session with my rumble roller to loosen any kinks from the 20 hour drive and walking around at the expo. We got to the race parking lot at...
P90X2D2 -Anything with -cide in the title...
#P90X2 #beachbody P90X2 - Day 2 - Plyocide This workout is completely different from Plyo-X which I feel is actually harder. Not that I had an easy time and I had to skip a few of the activities because my legs are just to sore to do them. This is all going with the thought that a stronger core foundation has to be built before you get into the strength building activities. Some people...
iRunner - Disney Adventure (Pt. 1 - The Expo)
This year I’m determined to live up to my blog title and Do Something Amazing with my life and fitness. No better way to grab the bull by the horns than to start the year with a 1/2 marathon in Disney World! I ran my first 1/2 Marathon in Oct 29th- The Monster Dash and have a confession to make. I did not remotely train for the Disney. I think after the Monster Dash, I was so burned...
P90X2 Day 1 - Time, Patience and Practice
#P90X2 #beachbody IT’S TIME!!!!!! P90X2 day1 is X2 core and I have to say this was THE PERFECT workout for me to be doing today to help me break out of the extreme soreness from this weekend’s Disney 1/2 Marathon. I having met Tony Horton this weekend at Disney I am even more excited to be doing this workout! A little background, P90X2 is taking a different approach from the...
HOME At last
Finally made it home. I”m stiff and sore…so sore I can’t even used my Rumble Roller (from this point on to be known as Stephanie). I just took some and i’m going to bed soon…my own bed, in my home. That was a long freaking drive, especially with a 15 month old but i’ll write more about the adventure and the trip tomorrow… AFTER I START P90X2 Yep,...
ionlyweardresses asked: Hi Bruce, it was really nice seeing you and your family at the Expo. Aaron is adorable! Congrats one your Donald Duck half - hope you had a blast! Keep in touch! Mehnaz
That was an amazing run and i got to talk to Tony Horton again this morning. Pics and details to come later.
disney world expo done.
picked up my packet and looked around. guess who I got to meet here?!!! Tony fucking Horton!!! We even talked about how the rumble roller is going to replace my wife. This has been a cool day. i need to eat and sleep now. The disney 1/2 marathon is not going to run itself.
Tried to make it all the way but we need sleep. I’m some where in swe ga. Good night.
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Enjoy an amazing life
This morning im so sore and i think it may be from…gulp, over stretching. My shoulders and arms ache and my hips are sore. So im not going to do much today beyond my walk and maybe a roller session before i hit the road for Florida. Im driving down to Disney tonight and it should be interesting as this is the first long trip for my baby boy. How will he handle 20 hours in the car. How...
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The week of Yoga and stretching continues
This has been a wonderful almost two weeks of doing Yoga and stretching exclusively! I am pleasantly surprised and how little time it takes to add to your flexibility if you really work at it. I now have a better understanding and appreciation for people that do Yoga every day (Beyond that freaky/unearthly hotness they seem to possess). Yoga X2 was my workout this morning, coming less than 12...
Recovery and Mobility
Early evening stretching was the perfect to end the holiday weekend. Me and my new friend the rumble roller are going to start a family. I’m thinking the next evolution of this device will be a vibrating rumble roller, followed by the heated vibrating rumble roller. So I know how I keep talking about how great this stretching is but I have to continue to explain. I’ve been in some...
#yoga x2 #workout Yesterday was an off day, especially with the killer stretch session from Friday. I really can’t express the how deep of a stretch you get using the ruble roller. I got so much tension out of my muscle that I slept 2 hours longer than normal on Saturday morning and then slept another 3 hours in the afternoon. I think this is the first time I’ve been without some...