Well, I will be 43 this Saturday. Thank the Lord that I have an Alabama game and a UFC event to keep my mind off the number.
Anyway. I haven't been able to train for close to two weeks because of a bad sinus infection. Going back to the doc today for a follow-up, anitbiotic may have not been strong enough. It sucks feeling this way, especially since have been training since 1986. I think I need a reset on my training priorities.
From 1986 to 1994 I was into lifting for power and size. After graduating college, I joined the Army and spent the next four years at Ft. Bragg.
If you know anything about Bragg, a lot of running goes on there in the mornings on Ardennes. Anyway, I became a running junkie. I continued to lift, but it just wasn't the same. After I left the military, I continued to run, thinking I really wasn't getting a good workout in unless I put in my mileage (2-6 miles) and hit a body part or two, or some form of quasi-circuit/crossfit routine.
Over the past two years or so I have been experiencing calf strains everysooften. One time a strain put me out of running for two months. That took a toll on my psyche, but I managed to find alternate cardio instead.
I used to think i had to really push, and put myself thru a "gut-check" at every workout. Even I felt great about my training, and how it made me feel, it is just not providing the results that I want to see anymore.
Time for a change? Probably.
It is 2012 almost 2013, and I am 43. I feel like I want to find a template that works best for me. I think I will hit the "reset" button and try something old but different.
My new template:
Compound Lifts and short (HIIT) workouts.
Try to keep it simple and sweet.