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Flexibility vs Mobility. Are You Prioritizing Either?

Most innovation starts at the highest levels. For example, the internet was invented by the military, Google was started by two researchers working on their PhDs at Stanford, and running shoes were developed by Olympic teams for top athletes. In one form or another, most innovations or trends start at the highest levels and will slowly make their way down to the average person. Because of this, I follow the training routines, nutritional guidelines, and recovery processes that professional athletes are using today to get an idea of what the average person will be doing in the years to come… Read More

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Vacationing Done Right

Have you ever gotten back from vacation and felt exhausted? Like you need a vacation from your vacation. Have you ever gotten back from vacation and been in shock by your trip’s costs? Like you didn’t realize eating out for every meal and paying for every amenity wouldn’t add up. Have you ever gotten back from vacation and lost track of all your goals? Like your vacation ended your diet and workout plan that you were doing so well at.

Well, vacations don’t have to be like that. I just got back from my first vacation this year, and with some thoughtful planning and great support, I can say I vacationed right. I feel refreshed and excited to get back to work. I spent what I had budgeted so I have no stress and am ready to start saving for the next. I maintained my nutrition and fitness goals. And, I’m super happy with the experience.

In this post, I’ll detail the things I did that made my vacation successful.… Read More

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How I Average 25,000 Steps/Day

It’s been said that sitting is the new smoking or sitting is the new cancer. Every year studies have shown the amount of time we spend in an idle state (sitting or standing) is increasing and thus causing many issues, both short term (back, joint and nerve pain) and long term (cancer, heart disease and stroke). It’s also been shown that people who are more active tend to be happier and live longer. And, that a daily 1 hour workout doesn’t offset the harm caused by spending the other 23 hours idle. This is what has led me to live a more active lifestyle… Read More

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July 2019 – Physical Health Update

Well… the path to beating my dad’s personal record time for a 5k just paused… and took a few bunny hops backwards. Ten days before the race, I strained my hamstring during a floor hockey game. This limited all my training runs leading up to the race. I think I ran five training runs from the time of injury to the race and each one was 1.5 miles or less. Not ideal preparation for a 3.1 mile race. Still, I was fairly confident going into the race, and even during it until the 2 mile mark. At that point, I had burned out… Read More

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June 2019 – Physical Health Update

2019 Fitness Goal – 5k Run Another month, another stab at beating my dad’s 5k personal record that he set at my age (17:45). Leading into the race, it felt like a pretty solid month of training runs since my last race in May so I felt prepared. I ran a 5k at Park Point in Rochester near the Rochester … Read More

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