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September 28, 2017

Tom T.

Orange County Marathon Training

It has been a while since I trained for a marathon. I know that running alone will not be enough to get me prepared. So, I've decided to hire a personal trainer and get serious. ...Continue Reading

Categories: blog of the day link, fitness, marathons, distance running, personal training | Tags: Body Weight Workouts, Running, Sports Competition, Marathons, Orange County CA


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September 26, 2015

Tom T.

Back to Basics

The past couple of days I have had massive blogger's (am I really a writer?) block. When I started penning this blog I had so many ideas of things to write about, so many recipes I was going to publish. But none of that was coming to me this week. I sat on the couch for hours last night with a blank post open waiting for inspiration...Continue Reading

Categories: fitness, fitness goals, nutrition, recipes, weight training | Tags: fitness, hockey, nutrition, recipe


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January 05, 2014

Tom T.

Answer These Questions First

Everyone has an opinion about New Year's Resolutions including your's truly. In my perusing of the world wide web this week I found an excellent post on the topic at Mark's Daily Apple titled 11 Questions to Ask Yourself at the...Continue Reading

Categories: blog of the day link, fitness, fitness goals, motivation, running | Tags: Mark's Daily Apple, New Years Resolution, running, THE Challenge


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July 14, 2014

Tom T.

The Week That Was

Happy 4th of July Week! Hope you all have the day off on Friday and can find something healthy to start your day off with. Like a nice Independence Day 5K. It will get you out of bed early and...Continue Reading

Categories: #ShowUpDoWork, blog of the day link, The Week That Was | Tags: ShowUpDoWork, Brick Training, Descending Ladders, Nerd Fitness, swimming practice | Permalink


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December 25, 2013

Tom T.

New Year's Resolutions

These things are disastrous. However, most people continue year-after-year to resolve to do great things in the coming year. Your friendly personal trainer and healthy living blogger will tell you that you are better off without making resolutions. Not me...Continue Reading

Categories: fitness, fitness goals, running, Tips | Tags: Christmas Vacation reference, Major League reference, Meaning of Christmas, New Years Resolution, Se


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December 21, 2013

Tom T.

Stuffed Italian Chicken Breast

The wife and I were enjoying a lazy Saturday morning a few weeks ago and while she was cleaning up breakfast I was looking for a recipe to make for dinner. I found myself coming back to the same recipe...Continue Reading

Categories: fitness, fitness goals, hockey, motivation, nutrition, recipes | Tags: New Years Resolution, Other People's Recipes, Recipes, Stuffed Chicken |


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December 09, 2013

Tom T.

Resistance Band Workouts

In an earlier post we discussed what it would take to have an effective home gym. Everyone went out purchased a row machine, treadmill, full set of dumbbells, barbell and weights and a bench, right? What's that, the contractor is not quite finished adding the south wing on to your home for all this equipment. ...Continue Reading

Categories: blog of the day link, fitness, hockey, weekend review | Tags: Body Weight Workouts, Giving Season, Links, Resistance Band Workouts, Sports Illustrated Jinx


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November 06, 2013

Tom T

Treadmill Grind

It is official, outdoor running season is over (for me at least). Say what you will about the weaksauce (technical term) that I am spewing. But cold weather (I mean colder than 50 degrees - see told you weaksauce) and...Continue Reading

Categories: blog of the day link, fitness, running, Tips | Tags: Biggest Loser, blog of the day, family, new baby, running, sports


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July 10, 2013

Tom T.

Early Morning Workout Charity Hockey Tournament

Who wants to get up at 5:30 am and go the the gym? No takers? I had a choice, get up early to workout or skip working out today. My day was planned and there was no time to hit...Continue Reading

Categories: blog of the day link, fitness, hockey, running, sports, weight training | Tags: charity, cystic fibrosis, early morning workout, hockey


My Name is Tom T.

Hi, I'm Tom T. Here you will get a little fitness, a few recipes and a healthy dose of competition. I work a corporate job, have a family and love to compete in adult rec league hockey. This blog keeps me honest as I strive to be healthy.