Remember in the movie, Back to the Future, when Marty McFly kept getting himself into trouble each time someone called him “chicken”? I’d like to think I would never fall for something like that. I may be wrong.
A few weeks ago, I was slouching, er, sitting in a meeting with Paul Plummer, founder of PXP Endurance, discussing ways we could tell the world about his unique business. He was telling me how it is often mistakenly viewed as just another workout facility, when in fact, it is also a place for injury rehab, injury prevention, and elite, personal training for people of all ages and abilities.
There I sat. 42 years old. Former college football player. Former runner. Occasional basketball player. Terrible posture. Overweight, with nagging pain from injuries long ago. As I spoke with Paul, I could see the wheels turning inside his head. I knew what that look in his eye and smirk on his face meant.
“I have an idea,” he said.
“What better way to tell the world about the benefits of this place than to have you go through the training, then write about your experience?”
Paul Plummer is a very nice man. He would never call anyone “chicken” like those mean bullies in Back to the Future. But he didn’t need to. My subconscious was doing it for him. I took a deep breath. I knew he was right.
“Let’s do it,” I said.
I want you to first read about the journey I have begun. But soon, I want to see you right next to me, exhausted but smiling at the newfound energy and pain-free life you have discovered.
PXP Endurance will change your life. Paul Plummer is an amazing coach and athletic trainer. In all my years of playing, coaching, and managing athletics at the high school and college levels, I have never encountered a person so in tune with both the athletic training and athletic performance realms.
So my journey has begun. Each week, I will post an update on my progress. This is my challenge to you: read along each week, pay attention to the unique way PXP Endurance assesses my movement and technique, and tailors my workout to my exact needs.
If this washed-up, Taco Bell-worshipping has-been can do it, believe me, so can you!
We are not all able to win an event or an age group. But we all can be better and yesterday these athletes showed they were able to beat THEIR previous best. They were either able to complete an event they have never done before or do it faster than they have done it before. To us that is WINNING!! Performances ranged from 5 hour to almost 8 hour finishes but for each it was a great performance!!! Some of the veterans set new PRs by 10, 15, and as much as 40 minutes. Well done every!!! Very Proud of you!