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Marathon Training Starts

Jan. 10th is the week when I start marathon training, 16 weeks until marathon.  I am not going to be so glued to a training schedule like I did for my first one.   I have to admit my motivation to train is a bit lacking right now.   I got alot going on right now with my personal life, I just got a promotion at my job, I am so much more busier, which I do like.  School starts in two weeks, and of course family time which is  very important.   I was close to bagging the marathon but decided to just suck it up and get my ass in gear.

Last night we had about 15″ of snow dumped on us.   I don’t have a gym membership so no  access to a treadmill anymore, so I have to accept what mother nature gives me.   Honestly I would rather be outside anyways, I hate dreadmills!   Hate is a strong word but that is how I feel about them, they just suck all the joy of running out of me.

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First snow of the season. My son and I at the finish of the 5 mile Turkey Trot Rusty as a bag of nails, but it’s a good outlet. 5 mile Turkey Trot tradition. 20+ years running this race with my sister. My son made his debut today, fantastic job! Deadlifts. This was my last set of 225lbs, a new PR.
135 x 10 warm up
185 x 6
195 x 7
205 x 6
225 x 5

Had my son Andrew @parkor_boy23 filming and working out with me as well. Finally Optimal Nutrition comes out with a plant based protein.  Most protein powder has a lot of garbage in it, artificial flavors, gluten, dextrin, soy etc. which I try to avoid. I’m not a Vegan/Vegetarian but like a clean supplement. The taste is spot on. Not grainy or “earthy” tasting.  Very happy with this.
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