Monday, July 28, 2008

Day 1

Welcome,

Thanks for stopping by. What you will find here will be daily posts from me, as I chronicle the next 12 weeks of training for a half marathon using the training principles from "Project: Bridging the Wellness Gap". The intention here is to share my experience, perhaps inspire others, and to display for all who visit the simplicity, effectiveness, potential of the Project. All aspects of "Project: Bridging the Wellness Gap" are oriented towards simplicity, eliminating excuses, and helping people to obtaining their vision of health, fitness, and well-being.

In addition to my daily posts, I will be sharing highlights, updates, stories, tips, and more from our current group of Project participants. My Test Pilots are currently in their 4th week of their Project, which happens to be a recovery week. So please check in to hear more about them and from them.

This blog is pretty bar-bones, so I'll look into jazzing it up a little as things flow along. Enjoy!

On to today's training session:

Today was a strength/toning session -- Chest, Shoulders, Tricpes, Abs/Core. It's actually a workout that my Level II Test Pilots will be following in the near future and let me tell you, it's intense. Short, yet Ooooh Soooo Sweet. My arms are still shaking as I type this post...

I followed the session with some light yoga and stretching as I have prioritized my yoga practice over the next 12 weeks. It's cracks me up how many people will forsake an activity such as running because "it will ruin my yoga practice", or "running makes you too tight". B.S.. That, to me, is just an excuse not to run. Trust me, I'll prove it to you over the next 12 weeks. I'm not saying that out of ego, or being boastful. Rather, part of my vision with the Project is to dispel some of the excuses people come up with when it comes to their health, fitness, and well-being. The key is intelligent training. In this example, it means that as I've prioritized running, I also devote adequate time to flexibility training. I've taken some preliminary range of motion measurements and will continue monitor and share my progress.

Again, thanks for reading. Now, off for some re-fueling...

In Peace,
Chris

2 comments:

Eric said...

Hey Chris...I'm gonna have to join your next round of BTWG, it sounds pretty awesome!

Eva Lyford said...

Nice blog, Chris. Where can I find out more about Project: Bridging the Wellness Gap? I haven't heard about it and I'd like to know more about it.