Rolled my ankle last Tuesday, but have been grinding through as much as possible!
enjoying the gains I have made and pushing to the end!
After a productive 3 day weekend of working out, meal prep, and a little leisure I am feeling ready to hit the rest of the week strong! Starting to feel some results which is a great incentive to push harder!
I think I am enjoying the grind?
been getting up early to work out and been doing a ton of meal prep on the weekends, so meals have been easy...
been really bothered by my pelvic tilt lately, but trying to catch myself and correct my posture.
Really been enjoying the struggle of getting back on program!
I am already feeling stronger , and enjoying the benefits of clean eating.
I played in an Ultimate Frisbee tournament this weekend weekend and felt fast and stable!
looking forward to ramping up a little bit even though it's making me so tired!!
keep it up friends!
Hey friends, I am here!
I've enjoyed the first week of workouts and I am ready to get my ass in shape!
After finishing Run, and getting married 🥰, I've been lacking a legitimate fitness routine, so I am grateful to be joining this group as we sculpt our collective booties.
I am a teacher in Portland Maine, and in my free time I play ultimate frisbee, soccer, and go disc golfing. I am excited about focusing on the posterior chain, because I hope it will both help with my posture, and help me rely less on my hamstrings when running. Ultimate involves a lot of sprinting, and I often feels as though my hamstrings carry more of the burden than my quads and glutes!
I wasn't able to get a good booty pic to share yet, but I'll share an inspiration pic, which is probably more enjoyable. I've always noticed that the best soccer players have nice booties, so here is Antoine Griezmann's 🍑
I hope you all have a good start to your week!
Until I get to marry Emily! We have been doing our best to stick with the training, but have definitely been busy between wedding prep and ultimate. It's been really nice to have runs and workouts to help us through the pre wedding stress.
I tweaked my hamstring a little bit last week, which had my Vastus Medialis twitching for a couple days. I took off two days of training so I could go into the tournament I played in this weekend confidently, and I am happy to report that my leg is no longer twitching!
We finished our regular season this weekend, and played some really challenging teams. My endurance is exactly where I hoped it would be, and I was really able to be a workhorse for my team. I still want more explosive power, but I'll have to wait until the off season for that.
Running is feeling good, an I am really looking forward to a 10k run with my lovely fiance the day before we wed 😊
hope everyone is running strong!
also, here is a picture along a running route from Martha's Vineyard!
Survived the long weekend with only missing one run! broke diet enough to appreciate it when I got back on it. Headed to Martha's Vineyard to do wedding stuff and run this weekend!
Hope everyone is enjoying their runs!
Well it's been pretty hot in Maine. I've been getting through the workouts and runs and even went to a tournament on Saturday!
Been doing most of the runs with Emily which has been really fun. Went out on my own today, and was proud of the pace I was able to maintain.
I've had a running mantra for a while: Run Faster. Its simple, but it keeps me going when my legs are feeling tired and my form is slouching. I often couple it with memories of opponents beating me to the disc and find that it really helps me kick back into gear.
off to my bachelor party, so hopefully I don't kill too many gains 😁
It was a hot weekend to end week 2 in Portland Maine. The workouts and diet have been nice, and I am starting to feel the benefits of the training in terms of stability. I am hoping to do a little more agility work, but some of the exercises we've been doing feel like the right direction.
Had a Ultimate Frisbee tournament Saturday/Sunday with a wedding Saturday night, so broke diet a little bit. The tournament went pretty well with our team going 6-1 though it was a little disappointing to loose in the finals. Between the heat, and loosing some players to injury, it's definitely a result I can live with, but it's given me some motivation to keep pushing myself with the workouts and diet. we'll play the team that beat us in a month, and I know I can have better endurance and agility by then!
looking forward to the workouts getting harder 😈
Just finished KB1 and don't want to loose momentum! I am in the middle of the Ultimate Frisbee club season so I figured running/strength training for running is the best thing I can do at this point to improve my performance.
Though I run a lot for ultimate, I have stopped running for pleasure, so I am looking forward to getting back to it! I did some track work last spring and improved my running form, so I am hoping to improve my form, endurance, and pace!
Feeling weary. between Kenzai, ultimate, and soccer, I've been doing a lot! But it feels good to be stronger, and I'm proud of myself for making it this far.
After day 90, I plan to start doing some days of sprint workouts and agility. I'd like to keep up with strength training and jump roping, but I do think I'll give myself a little break. Looking forward to grinding through this last week!
I think for me the diet has been the easiest. I've really enjoyed eating clean. Its self good too know I've been fueling my body a nutrient rich diet, and I've gotten used to the routine of eating well.
It would probably be a cop out to say posting to the blog has been the hardest part, so I'd probably say it's been the impact on my social life. It's definitely helped me become more aware of how much consumption is involved in most social interaction (it's almost like it's a capitalist conspiracy to keep us lethargic, bloated, and consuming 😉) and is something I plan to monitor more in the future when I am out with my friends.
Already getting anxious about how I am going to keep making gains after KB1 is done, so I guess the program is paying off for me and Kenzai!
I think the biggest change I've made is that I now spend more time taking care of myself. Wether it's prepping food, exercising, stretching, or sleeping, I have made more time for my health. I also have gotten a lot better at getting up early to workout, which has been a life goal for a while!
My update is that I am feeling good! I am noticing positive changes, and feeling good on the ultimate field.
I have noticed some energy changes-- mainly in terms of feeling worn out, but they aren't negative changes. When I am tired, I know it's because I've been working hard. When I am sore I know it's because I am getting stronger. I've noticed that I am finding it easier to fall asleep before 11:00 which has been a goal of mine for a while.
I look forward to finishing up the program and getting stronger 💪