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Training will resume on Wednesday; “100 Challenge” open for entry.

Monday, June 16, 2008 by  
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As much as I’d love to start training again today, I’ve decided that the smart thing to do is allow my body a couple more days to fully recover from the bad cold I picked up last week. I am feeling much better this morning, but my sinuses are still a wreck and that is making breathing very difficult. Also, yesterday Lisa and I did some house cleaning and even that light activity left me very fatigued. Clearly my body is still recovering, and subjecting it to a difficult strength training workout right now would not be intelligent. I would be pretty irritated with myself if I relapsed because I was impatient at the last minute. I will resume training on Wednesday. If my sinuses are cleared up tomorrow I may test the waters with some LISS cardio in the morning.

Even though I’m not fully recovered from that nasty cold, I can’t adequately describe how happy I am to be feeling better. I’m not used to being sick, and it’s very frustrating for someone like me to be forced into lying around, feeling crappy and accomplishing absolutely nothing. It felt really good to clean the house yesterday and do something constructive and positive. I can’t wait to start training again on Wednesday! I have a feeling I’m going to have some excellent workouts: my motivation to train is extremely high right now.

A couple of quick reminders before I sign off and get to work: First, the July “100 Challenge” is now open for entry. Details are immediately below this update. Also, this is the FINAL DAY of the AtLarge JSF 10% off sale, so be sure to take advantage of that before it’s too late. Again, details are immediately below today’s update.

Registration for the July 2008 “100 Challenge” is now underway! Your Official Challenge post must be made by 7:00 AM (EDT) on July 1, 2008 if you plan to participate – NO EXCEPTIONS! To participate, you must be a member of the forum. If you are not a member, simply create a free account. It can take up to 24 hours for your account to be activated, so don’t wait until the last minute to register! For all the details, official rules and sample entry data, just head over to the July 2008 “100 Challenge” thread on the forum. If you are ready to work hard and want to challenge yourself in a fun and competitive environment, then please take part!

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