Monday, April 29, 2013

Mastering The Life Plan

He is walking his talk, and continues to be a living, breathing, inspirational example. Dr. Life's 2nd book is fantastic. It's a realistic approach, and a doable plan. The adjustability is what makes it stand out from the pack. The information on how a man can age healthily is indispensable. I have to admit, he opened my eyes to the value of hormone replacement for aging men. I had accepted the health benefits of hormone replacement therapy for post menopausal women, but I was prejudiced, in the sense I was equating it with steroid use when applied to men. Regardless of that issue, any man who is interested in living a long life and remaining healthy and strong in his golden years really needs to read this book.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Second Rule of Ten

The Second Rule of Ten is a fantastic read. The story and characters leap right off the page and make a grab for your heart, throat, or both. Ten Norbu, the former Buddhist monk, ex-cop, private detective is such a cool, interesting, conflicted, and human character that I found myself easily pulled into the narrative. Hardboiled detective fiction has been my favorite genre since childhood. So when I heard Hay House was putting out a detective series, I was skeptical. However, Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay did great work. The first book was also a 5 star read, but this one is a little more dangerous, and a bit more insightful and thought provoking too. The concept of how unconscious beliefs can blind us, is explored deeply throughout the story. This would make a great movie. I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Spring in My Step

Today, I did my first really big run of this year. I've been doing a good amount of running throughout the winter months. Tried to get one or two ten mile runs in each week, but due to New England's interesting weather patterns, some weeks that just wasn't safely possible. Today was nice though, around 45 degrees, and a bit windy, but much nicer than the bone shaking frozen ground I've become used to running on, over the last six months. I managed 13.1 miles (coincidentally on April 13, 2013), and pretty much enjoyed every step.

About a half hour in, I crossed paths with a guy who was a little older than me, but had much better form. I saw him again an hour later, we crossed paths on the other side of town. We were crossing a pretty busy road, but he applauded when he saw me, I gave him my old Army salute, and we high fived as we passed each other. That was really cool. At 6 foot 4", when I'm running, sweating, and panting I can sometimes give off a rather uncool vibe. Especially when I pass the myriad young college girls around here who prefer to run, covered by less material than the average bandana. (God bless them, every one.)

So I did my unofficial, first Half Marathon of the year in less than the average time for my age group, however I did stop to take a bunch of pictures, and at one point I noticed a foot path I'd never seen before. So like any curious cat, I went off the running path, and checked it out for a few minutes. I'm also pretty heavy for distance running right now. I'm weighing in each morning at 220 #'s, but I expect to get below 200 in plenty of time for the Hartford Marathon in October. I've been tracking my running on the Sports Tracker app on my android. I think it was a free app, but it may have been a few bucks. If it was, it was totally worth it. Works much better than the others I've tried

Running is something I never really enjoyed, but in the last 2 years, I've really fallen in love with it. I turn 40 in less than 3 months, and I've got to say, I really thought I'd have a much more interesting mid-life crisis than this, but whatever, it's not a bad way to stay in shape, meditate, and be a hot, sexual tyrannosauras.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Resistance Training

When done properly weightlifting is a virtual fountain of youth. If you refrain from lifting with your ego, and really listen to your body, it's amazing what kind of physique and state of good health you can sculpt into being.