Thursday, January 23, 2014

Progress Pics

#throwbackthursday I've found progress pics to be an essential part of my training. I kind of regret being so afraid of the camera when I was at my heaviest (275 lbs w/ a 50" waistline) in '04. 2011 was the year I really began applying Mike Mentzer type High Intensity Training. And I've basically used Bill Phillip's Body For Life style of nutrition since 2007.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

My Review of Daniel's Running Formula 3rd Edition

This is the best book on running I've read so far. The author has many years of coaching and training experience. He has worked with a wide spectrum of athletes from high schoolers to Olympians. As a runner himself, he also speaks to the mindset of those who love to run, addressing such ideas as layoffs, the benefits of cross training and the strategy aspect of racing. What I liked most about this book, is the author's insistence that rest days are just as important as training days. It's a concept that I've seen derail many individuals. I am deeply appreciative of the science involved within the Daniels Running Formula. He does a good job of making concepts relatable by the inclusion of detailed charts and graphs, making this book an indispensable part of my personal training library.

On a personal note, I'm really excited to see how I can apply what I learned from this book. I'm planning on doing a few 5k's this year, as well as running my 3rd marathon in October. So I have plenty of time to go through one of the full 24 week, 4-phase training cycles outlined in this great book.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

My Review of One Mind by Larry Dossey, M.D.

This is a thought provoking book. Written by a medical doctor, it's a scientific look at spiritual subjects which are more and more crossing over into the world of physical proof via the experimentation of quantum physicists. You may not be completely convinced by all the anecdotes or evidence, but it will definitely make you think. Larry Dossey M.D. makes some brilliant points. He does a good job of providing several ways of looking at issues such as the Near Death Experience, our connections with animals, and Remote Viewing to name a few. The documented evidence regarding Remote Viewing is some of the must convincing in the entire book. Whether we are all connected to a universal mind or not, the human mind seems to be the final frontier, and it continues to get more interesting as time goes on. I'm grateful to the publisher for providing me with a review copy. 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.