IRONMAN Boulder 2014

IRONMAN Boulder 2014
IRONMAN Boulder 2014 - Photo Courtesy of Nils Nilsen @N2PhotoServices
former professional couch potato and dorito eater with no fitness background to 4 x IRONMAN triathlete. blogging so you can be inspired to be active in your life! there's no 'can't' - just think of when you will take that first step!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Where it all began ....

Awesome, fun, short MUST READ!

Friday, July 12, 2013

#CrossTraining is IMPORTANT!

So, you may remember that I got an ‪#‎Equifit‬ a few weeks ago at Equinox - Gold Coast with personal trainer Lori Thomson

During that #Equifit, she took a bunch of readings and tested my strength (or lack of!) in NUMEROUS areas. This was QUITE a thorough process that took about an hour. And, it was a humbling experience because it highlighted my asymmetries (not abnormal) that need to be addressed AND it reminded me that I need to be FOAM ROLLING!

It turned out that all that data gathering wasn't a "front" to get me to join their gym or purchase their personal training services. In fact, I was never asked to join and nor was I coerced into purchasing personal training sessions. I loved that they left the decision up to ME! 

Here I am now as a member of ‪#‎Equinox‬ and have had two personal training sessions with Lori. And, those sessions specifically addressed my weaknesses AND they weren't just random strengthening exercises. They're designed around my goals this season, particularly Ironman 70.3 Steelhead (in which Lori is racing as well!) and Ironman Wisconsin, and making sure that I get there in good shape. So, we've done a ton of glute (lots of lateral!) and core strengthening and some upper body stuff to support my swimming.

Why the long post with all the detail? THE FACT THAT I HAVE TO GRAB ONTO SOMETHING AND SLOWLY LOWER MYSELF, because of how sore I am, is reminding me how awesome my session was TWO DAYS AGO! Gotta love ‪#‎DOMS‬ (delayed onset muscle soreness). And, I want to remind you all that ‪#‎CrossTraining‬ is important during all that crazy endurance training we do -- it's a reality that must be addressed and can stave off injuries!

Carry on...I'm finished. 
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