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Monday, August 15, 2016

Reboot [verb ree-boot]
to make a change in (something) in order to establish a new beginning.

Sometimes things kind of fall apart and you are left picking the pieces up and putting them all together again. It happens.

For those that need a quick catch up - it goes something like this:

I put my Pasadena, Maryland house on the market and was training for a marathon and 50k. The house went under contract. I was under a great deal of stress. I got sick. I lost a bunch of weight. I moved. I gained the weight back (along with a bunch of its friends). I got depressed and frustrated.

Today, I am settled into my house in Hagerstown, Maryland. I have a crossfit gym that I LOVE in Frederick, Maryland; Odin. I am trying to get my diet in order with the help of Amy at Kindred nutrition. Naturally, I am back to marathon training or, what I prefer to call, getting my running legs back.

All I was missing was a really good goal. So, I registered for the Blue Ridge Marathon and made the decision to up my game this year.

As of today, I have 250 days to do the following:
  1. Get my running base strong and consistent. 
  2. I see a lot of treadmill drills in my future.
  3. Crosstrain consistently. 
  4. Nutrition. Nutrition. Nutrition. Like they say, athletes are made in the kitchen. 
  5. Lean out and drop the unwanted “friends” that I gained. For every pound lost, it means three pounds of impact that my body won’t have to contend with when I’m coming down the mountains at Blue Ridge.

The ultimate goal - a Blue Ridge Marathon PR.

I will not be doing this alone though. I will have the amazing support of my friends at Odin Crossfit, a kick *** dietician - Amy with Kindred - and all of you guys to keep me in check.

Let the fun begin!

Love, Light, Kettle Bells, and Running Shoes,