I had a pretty good first week back on the taking my fitness more seriously wagon. I did 4 out of my 5 planned workouts and my diet was good with the exception of some Saturday night treats (I had Gummi Bears in honor of my friend Vince Massa). The week ended with the perfect motivation to keep pushing hard next week. I received a text with the screen shot below from my brother Matt on Saturday afternoon with the message, “not too bad for my first outdoor run in a year!”

Have you ever met someone that excels at every sport that they try? That is my brother Matt. His average pace of 8 minutes a mile is even more impressive when you factor in the fact that Matt has been a smoker for the last 25 years! It is like he saw the old cigarette ads that said cigarettes were good for you and his body believes it!

Lucky Strike Cigarettes Ad

This text from my brother had provided me with an abundance of motivation to carry me through next weeks workouts. Thanks for the friendly nudge brother!

Workouts 3/6 – 3/12


  • Weights – Chest, Triceps, Hip Adductors and Abductors, Core
  • Running – 4.0 miles
  • How I Felt…


  • Weights – Shoulders, Biceps, Core
  • Running – 3.5 miles
  • How I Felt…


  • Weights – Legs, Core
  • Running – 4.0 miles
  • How I Felt…


  • Weights – None
  • Running – 5.5 miles (exceeded my rule of only running 3.5 miles on Monday-Thursday)
  • How I Felt…

Friday – Rest Day 

  • Taking It Easy / Livin’ the Dream / R&R / Me Time / Heck Yeah!

Saturday – No Workout / Recruited To Help Spring Clean the Garage By My Wife

Sunday – Rest Day

Weekly Totals 3/6 to 3/12:

  • 4 workouts
  • 4 runs (16.7 miles)
  • 3 weight training sessions

Overall Feelings About This Week’s Workouts…

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1 Comment

Trail Survivor · March 19, 2017 at 4:09 am

Man, those old cigarette ads were crazy! All I need to do now is find one for beer and convince my body it’s true! 😉

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