Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Finished Born to Run

Actually I finished it a few days ago, but I'm still overloaded with assignments so the old blog has been suffering. A brief review...

In short - this book was incredible, and not just because I enjoy running. The writing was easy, the characters were captivating and story itself was easy to relate to. If I had the time to invest, it's likely that I wouldn't have put it down - and that's about the best recommendation that I can give a book.

Upon finishing, I looked up Micah True (a main character) on Facebook and was surprised to actually find him there. It seems as though "Caballo Blanco" as he is called is writing a book of his own and just from getting to know him in Born to Run, I'm very excited about that possibility.

Doesn't matter if you are an avid runner, a casual stroller or a couch potato - Born to Run is a great tale and certainly worth the read.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bodyweight Complexes and Conditioning

I have been working, just not positing - lots of writing assignments have occupying my typing time, which is a good thing for my wallet but not so good for blog updates.

This week has consisted of lots of bodyweight work, plyos, running, stair work and a fair share of mobility. To fit everything possible into my schedule I've done a bit of "greasing the groove" for push up variations and lower body movements throughout the day and working indoor conditioning in the evenings after the kids are in bed.

I've also taken to some after dinner walks with the kids now that the weather has broken and though that isn't quite as intense as some other things I do, we are all moving together and having fun and it's better than being planted in front of the monitor.