Strength Twice, and a Decision

I did strength training at the gym at lunch, and again this evening with Katrina. I did different things at the different parts of the day, so as not to put too much extra stress on any particular body parts. I’m feeling good, except for my glutes, which man… MAN! How can your ass muscles hurt so much?

I’ve decided to run a marathon in November. It’s a trail run, which is the first draw. Second, it’s a combo event with a 50-miler and a marathon, so I’ve actually got 13 hours to finish, if need be. Finally, I plugged in Hal Higdon’s novice training schedule for a marathon and I can knock that all out with two weeks to spare before this event. So, it seems like the right time to move towards that.

My other reason is that I don’t give a rat’s ass about the time, and I’d rather get the distance. If I were worried about finishing it in under 4 hours or something, that’d be a different race entirely. But not me. I’m shooting for whatever. The course record for the marathon is 3 hours, something. That’ll give you a sense of it, eh?

So yeah. Go me.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2932366 The Running Blogfather

    Totally frickin’ awesome my friend!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2932366 The Running Blogfather

    Totally frickin’ awesome my friend!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2544387 Jon in Michigan

    Wow! A trail run is tough enough, and a marathon trail run is pretty impressive. Ofcourse, its probably better on the legs than running through some city streets somewhere.

    Congrats on your new goal! From your workout schedule, I have no doubts in your ability to finish and probably finish in a better time than you think.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2544387 Jon in Michigan

    Wow! A trail run is tough enough, and a marathon trail run is pretty impressive. Ofcourse, its probably better on the legs than running through some city streets somewhere.

    Congrats on your new goal! From your workout schedule, I have no doubts in your ability to finish and probably finish in a better time than you think.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3183921 Running Chick

    Go YOU, indeed Chris. I’m rootin’ for you every step of the way.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3183921 Running Chick

    Go YOU, indeed Chris. I’m rootin’ for you every step of the way.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2767282 Rebecca

    That sounds awesome! The marathon, not your ass muscles hurting… What’s the name of the event?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2767282 Rebecca

    That sounds awesome! The marathon, not your ass muscles hurting… What’s the name of the event?

  • Anonymous

    aw YEAH, run my man, RUN! too bad about his arse tho, right Kat? hehe.
    ~amdededeeeeeeeee

  • Anonymous

    aw YEAH, run my man, RUN! too bad about his arse tho, right Kat? hehe.
    ~amdededeeeeeeeee

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3635049 Susan

    What a great description of the beach yesterday. I love how your head and body work so well together!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3635049 Susan

    What a great description of the beach yesterday. I love how your head and body work so well together!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3007407 Marshall

    That’s outstanding! Good decision on the marathon. I’ve never walked on trails but may do a trail race in October. Good luck on the race and your training goals!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3007407 Marshall

    That’s outstanding! Good decision on the marathon. I’ve never walked on trails but may do a trail race in October. Good luck on the race and your training goals!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3203222 Lara

    Go you, for sure!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3203222 Lara

    Go you, for sure!!!

  • Jana Škutková

    Very nice idea! I hope, the “good neighborhood” will become more and more popular in the internet world.

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      We can make it that way. : )

  • Carla Briceno

    Great advice in being a better neighbor and person, Chris. Love the recorded version of the newsletter. Smart!

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Glad it works for you. : )

  • Stacey Broder

    People being a “bad neighbor” because they disagree with me on a topic has happened to me a few times on FB so this really resonated with me. I’d love to share this on Facebook!

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Disagreeing is fine if the person is personable about it. : )

      • Stacey Broder

        I agree however, in this case, the people in question (on separate occasions) were not personable. I felt attacked – and I’m usually pretty thick skinned! In one case, someone commented on a pic I shared of Obama that I felt was inspiring and because his politics differ, he commented. In the end, he apologized after I explained I felt he was attacking me and if he wished to spread this negativity on his own wall he was more than welcome but not to do so on mine as it wasn’t welcome there. The second incident I didn’t even comment on because I felt the man would be further provoked and, in the end, he wouldn’t agree to disagree at all. It would have turned into a full-on war in FB and I think that is inappropriate & unnecessary. Luckily, this has not happened on a business level yet. When it does, I think the best thing is just to not engage them.

  • http://www.carolinefrenette.com/ Caroline Frenette

    I love that you are talking about “being a good neighbour” with such a friendly tone; it makes me want to follow up on it. I’ve been reading several blog posts last week from a my favorite peeps and for some reason they were a little nasty, a little bitchy and well, not very kind. (‘I’m going to give them the benefit of that doubt and blame it on the coming full moon). Being a good neighbour also means allowing everyone their own voice, even if you disagree. Refrain from bitchy comments in such situation por favor.

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Weird how that is. Bitchy folks. I can get that way, but I shoot NOT to do so.

  • http://www.carolinefrenette.com/ Caroline Frenette

    The podcasts are fabulous but I’d love to see a video :)

  • http://www.jvfotografie.com John Verbruggen

    Thanks for reminding me this behaviour! It’s good to remember every now and then. And yes I listened to your audiofile all the way! :-)

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Woohoo! : )

  • http://twitter.com/RachelKarl Rachel Karl

    Great article, Chris. So true and timely. Thanks for caring enough about your neighbors to write this post. We all need to be reminded to be kind every once in a while (or sometimes every often-in-a-while).

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.vinson.31 Mary Vinson

    thank you for this newsletter. Nice to know the fine art of consideration is still in place on the internet.

  • http://www.myspace.com/GODOLIFE Matt Shorty Wells

    Hey Chris, I’ve been reading your emails off and on for a couple years now. I really appreciate the work you do and I’m just discovering this audio format of yours. I love it. I’m about to pick up my phone and subscribe to it through Stitcher. Great audio program dude, very well done, I really enjoyed it.