Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Officially certified!

I did it! I passed my exam last week and I am now officially a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I'm very much excited about the next step in my career with Steve Nash Fitness Clubs but also about how the increase in knowledge will assist me as I continue to work at being a better runner. And I hope that my passion for running, my experience with distance running, and my story of weight loss will have members of the public turn to me for assistance in achieving their goals. It truly is an exciting time! If you're interested in training with me, please don't hesitate to be in touch. :)

The day after I passed my exam I celebrated with an incredible 14km run before work. This was particularly exciting as I limited the distance in my running and this run showed me I hadn't really skipped a beat. Had I fueled up appropriately and had more time to spare, I could have kept going. I was pretty pumped about getting back into full training gear. Unfortunately I woke up this Saturday morning to bad abdominal pains and what would be the first symptom of a really bad case of stomach flu or gastroenteritis, if you wish. I'm recovering and just introduced solid (but bland) food back into my diet as of dinner yesterday so it'll be a few days yet before I can train like I hoped to simply because of energy. But I should be able to do a decent run by this weekend and get back to where I was headed in no time.

My first race of 2015 will be the Icebreaker 8km on February 1st. It will very likely not be my fastest 8km but it should still be a great race. Pending I can run again this weekend, I have 2 solid weeks to do some speed training to give it my all. Time to put these sessions into my calendar!

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