My Personal Resolution Journey Day #26 (Update)

Today I retested on several areas of the Goals I had set out to achieve. I am approaching the half way point and I wanted to check in. 

First on the Chin-ups I was able to get 10 with great form today. I am hoping to be able to work more on these in the coming weeks. The first few times I tried, I still had some pain and pressure in my head from the Spinal Meningitis.

My Pushups have increased to 27 which is great since I have not been working at them that hard.

I continue to put in some running miles mixing up the length and speed at which I run. I have done about 24 miles now in January. That may not seem like a lot but I have not done any distance running since I trained for a marathon in 2000 (which was not pretty). Once I finished that I was burnt out on running for 8 years I guess.

My Scale weight I will check again tomorrow morning but regardless of what it says my clothes are fitting much better. I checked my waist a few days ago and it was 37 inches. 

I will keep you informed every week or so as to the progress. Please let me know how you are doing with your goals and if I can help you out in any way. If you are having any pain symptoms that have started to give you problems? If so lets talk about them. I will be adding an injury treatment and prevention section to the blog soon but if you need help now please ask.

2 Comments on this post


  1. Eric Kirch said:

    Hey Scott,

    I enjoy reading your training resolution I hope you meet your goals…I just had a question about injuries and running. What type of injuries are more common with sprinters compared to distance runner?

    January 18th, 2009 at 7:55 pm
  2. Scott said:

    Well first you have to understand differences each represents to the muscular system. To keep it simple assume there are two types of imbalances in the muscular system, Strength and endurance. Sprinting would represent the strength imbalances. Whenever a strength imbalance exists in the muscular system it leaves you vulnerable to acute type injuries. Muscle Pulls, Muscle Tears, Tendon damage, Ligament damage. The greater the strength imbalance the more devastating the injury can be. Think of our American Sprinters. Our top Male Sprinter, Tyson Gay injured his hamstring during the Olympic trials. Due to muscle imbalance in his legs he pulled it while trying to sprint the corner. We can get into much more detail on this but again, this is the simple version. So now obviously distance running is more about endurance imbalances. These are the more common running injuries such as Shin Splints or Plantar Fasciitis. These injuries are caused due to muscles fatiguing unevenly which in turn destroys your muscular efficiency and put pressure unevenly throughout your body.

    January 18th, 2009 at 9:24 pm


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