Well, it's been just about a month since I started training for the 2022 Philadelphia Marathon. Overall it's been going well.
Whelp, the Philadelphia Marathon is 16 weeks away and I've started training for it.
Earlier this year, I posted about how I was tweaking my workout to a 6 day program. That routine worked well for me, but then hockey started back up and I wasn't able to keep up. A new routine was in order, and I chose to build one based on Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 BBB (Boring But Big) program.
Looking back at the last two months, I've noticed I've done a pretty good job of hitting the weights 5-6 days a week. Because of this, I decided I'd tweak my routine a little bit to help jumpstart some gains.
This past Monday, December 14, my running streak came to an end. I managed to get it up to 175 days, almost half the year. In the end, I just felt it was time to let it go.
I'm sure many have experienced the problem of not being able to stick with one's fitness goals. It's a common problem. You decide I'm going to go to the gym a few days a week, you stick with it for a week or two, then get lazy. I've dealt with this and have found a way to "trick" myself into sticking with my goals.
Two months ago, I decided to go for a run, something I've been doing during most of the pandemic. What I didn't know was that this run would be the start of what would become a 2+ month running streak.
Four months into the COVID-19 Pandemic, I finally broke down and built a gym in my basement.
One of the things I’ve been trying to do while getting in shape is tracking my progress. Weight is obviously one of the metrics I track, but it’s not the only one.
At the beginning of July, I decided to change up my gym routine. I had been running a variation of the P.H.U.L. routine, but decided I wanted to try something a little more intense since I felt like I was plateauing with both deadlifts and bench press.