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Full Circle

Five years ago, in 2006, I ran the Silver Comet Half Marathon.  Shortly after that I started on a terrible cycle of bad habits with very little exercise.  During this time I gained a lot of weight. I was nowhere close to running anything much less a half marathon.  I am happy to say my fitness has come full circle.  You know from earlier post I have used P90X and Shakeology to lose all the weight I gained and then some.  With a little training I completed the Spartan Sprint in Atlanta.  I then went on to run the Silver Comet Half Marathon again after five years.  Not only did I finish but I improved my time by thirty minutes.  What a wonderful feeling.  After that it seemed like the thing to do was sign up for the Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving morning.  While running the half marathon distance is not a cake walk, I have enjoyed the challenge.

Since the Atlanta Half Marathon I have continued to train.  I am currently running about 4 days a week and doing P90X for strength training.  “Yoga X” from P90X or “The Fountain of Youth Yoga” from Tony’s One on One series always seem to help with my recovery.  Stretching is a huge benefit and has helped keep me injury free while running.   I plan is to continue my current training and aim for a full marathon in 2012.  I hope to post a picture of that medal down the road. Fingers crossed!

Keep working on your fitness, pushing to improve and there is no limit to what you can achieve.

Running Medals

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5 Comments

  1. It’s amazing how many people get in shape with a Beachbody program and then challenge themselves to a 5k or half marathon. I am not a runner, but I am inspired by your story. Keep up the good work.

  2. Your doing a great job. You have the right tools in workouts and the healthiest Shake. Keep doing your best and never give up.

  3. Great story. Thanks for sharing. It’s definitely easy to get back into bad habits and be complacent. It’s so important to have that outside accountability from someone who shares your passion for fitness. I’m not a runner but want to train for a Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash. Keep up the good work.

  4. Way to go brother! I’m so proud of you and what you have achieved with gaining your fitness back. Keep pushing and I know you’ll be running Peachtree before long!

  5. Love running! Keep going!

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