training

I never thought of myself as an athlete. I’m the kind of person that was always picked last when playing sports. I was the overweight one that no one really wanted on their team. Sports wasn’t really my thing. When I started running, I still didn’t call myself an athlete. I was just running to […]

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It’s been very quiet on the blog. Sorry about that. It’s been incredibly busy in the Gillis household. Between regular life things happening, getting the house ready for Baby G, and marathon training taking over my days, there’s just not enough time in the day. Speaking of marathon training, I can’t stop. That’s the overall theme of […]

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It’s June. It’s the first day of summer and we’re feeling the heat. There’s no denying that. Week 2 of marathon training is still going smoothly. My marathon training plan suggests that I run at least 4 times a week. The plan is no problem. I actually enjoy it. I am not enjoying the hot […]

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I never thought that I would say that I’m running yet another marathon. I thought I was completely done with them. I will be running Chicago Marathon in October. But I won’t be running by myself. I’m running on behalf of charity. Action For Healthy Kids to be exact. Angela ran for them last year and […]

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It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Sometimes you just need a healthy useful break from the world.  Have you ever felt like you didn’t have much to say? You didn’t have much you wanted to do? That’s how I was feeling. Instead of writing mindless and uninteresting blog posts, I took a break to clear my […]

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Strength Training Journal: *Weight in pounds lifted are shown in [brackets] Monday: Rest Day Tuesday (Lower Body Day & Upper Body Day): Back squat: 1 set of (3+ reps) [275] Romanian Deadlifts: 3 sets of 10 reps [135 X3] (50% of last week’s weight) Bench Press: 1 set of (3+ reps) [185] Push Press: 3 sets of […]

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Strength Training Journal: *Weight in pounds lifted are shown in [brackets] Monday (Lower Body Day): Back squat: 3 sets of (3,4,6+ reps) [260,245,230] Romanian Deadlifts: 3 sets of 6 reps [225 X3] Tuesday (Upper Body Day): Bench Press: 3 sets of (3,4,6+ reps) [175,165,155] Push Press: 3 sets of 6 reps [100 X3] Facepulls with External […]

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Many people ask me about my training regime but I never really talk about it on the blog. I want to start incorporating this information into the blog from now on. I have a fitness journal that has all my workout data and notes on how each session went. I’ll be sharing that information with […]

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Since April 2015, my strength training program of choice has been Greg Nuckols’s Average To Savage program. Greg is a very knowledgeable powerlifter. His website, Strengtheory, is my go-to source for all things strength training. The guy knows his stuff. So, this program came out around April and I had to purchase it. The cost for the program […]

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For the past week, I’ve been really thinking about what I have been  doing for the past few months. Unfortunately, I’ve realized that in terms of goals that I’ve really done nothing. I’ve been driving on a road to nowhere. Most of us don’t really set goals. We just live our lives with no clear […]

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