2 hours or less?

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Mount Whitney: Climbing Mt Whitney

So after finishing the marathon, this is the next challenge on the agenda.  My hiking experience is limited to small 1 - 3 mile trails around the Hollywood Hills and such.  This will be my biggest hiking challenge to date.

I’ve also never been camping and these few days coming in May will be the closest thing I’ve ever been to it.

The plan is to drive up to Whitney Thursday night, grab a powenap and then hit the trail around 0300.  We’re going to try to hike non-stop till we reach the summit and try to hit it well before noon.  That will give us plenty of time to flex at the summit before making our descent and chowing down on a victory meal.  Then we’re going to stay Friday night to recoup and head back to L.A. Saturday morning.

Since I’m new to all this I’ve been over preparing like I’m going on a survival mission.  I have my crossbow, survival knife and flint ready.  I will NOT be eaten by a bear.  I’ve been making lists and checking them twice.  I even ordered some homemade beef jerky and viagra.  The jerky is homemade, the viagara is not.

If you’ve ever done Mt. Whitney or a similar hike feel free to share some tips!  

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Foam Rolling: Rhomboids

  • Lay down with your back on the floor. Place a foam roll underneath your upper back, and cross your arms in front of you, protracting your shoulders. This will be your starting position.
  • Raise your hips off of the ground, placing your weight onto the foam roll. Shift your weight to one side at a time, rolling over your middle and upper back. Pause at points of tension for 10-30 seconds.

(Source: bodybuilding.com)

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Today, we run together.


Whether you prefer running in the morning or at night.

Whether you prefer running alone or with others.

Whether you’re new to running or you’ve been at it for years.

Whether you prefer running around the block or running marathons.

Whether you live somewhere warm or cold.

Whether you prefer Nike, Adidas, Brooks, Saucony, Asics, or any other shoe.

Today, we lace up and run together.

Today, we run for Boston.

Lace up and roll out!

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