For years, I was a recreational gym lifter. Then I became a "competitive" powerlifter. I wasn't a great strength athlete, but I enjoyed doing it. Then injuries and burnout made it impossible for me to continue and I looked for other ways to get moving.
I've since rehabbed myself back to where I can lift the weights I warmed up with in high school. I focus on hypertrophy and strengthening my connective tissues. For the first time in ages, I can lift weights without using elbow or knee sleeves or wrist wraps. I can squat below parallel and do walking lunges. I know this is not exactly a remarkable comeback, but I am healthier and continue to improve.
On the writing side, I wrote a column called "My Workout" for The Oregonian for a few years. I also wrote a story for The Portland Mercury that led to an article in The Huffington Post. I even went on my local TV station (on a breaking news night!) to talk about it once.
Here you can find links to some of my articles and videos pertaining to health and fitness.
On my fitness journey:
The Huffington Post article:
Air Guitar! The Dumbest Workout You Should be Doing:
My Workout columns:
The KGW Live at 7 news segment:
My video tribute to my mother (air guitar as therapy):
My video on air guitar fitness: