Shoulder Surgery Recovery: Becoming ME Again

February 24, 2013By Anthony MatesiNews, Workouts 1 Comment

November 30th I went into out-patient surgery Downtown, Chicago. Under the care of Dr. Mark Bowen I was given a chance to fix my torn up and beat down shoulder. That shoulder endured a year of torment. Every few weeks there would be a series of races I showed up for, usually they came in … Read More

Recovery Workout 12-21-12

December 21, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Today I had a some energy I needed to expel. As soon as I walked in my door I changed and went straight to the gym (my awesome basement) and decided EFF IT! This is my life and I need to live it and enjoy it regardless of this damn sling. “Now that don’t kill … Read More

Surgery Recovery: Starting Over

December 20, 2012By Anthony MatesiNews No Comments

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything and for good reason too.  As some of you may know I have had a torn shoulder (labrum) since the beginning of 2012.  Having already signed up for a plethora of races I opted to simply push through and finish.  This year has been a real eye … Read More

2 Pairs of Shoes. 2 Laps. One Trail – Workout of the Day 4-16-12

April 16, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Today I set out to play on another new trail for me, my good friend Jon told me about while I was visiting him for his Marathon this past weekend. The trail is within a 10 minute drive from my house so I headed out as soon as I got home from work. The plan … Read More

Workout of the Day 2-20-12

February 20, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

When I got home from work today I realized I forgot to drop of my new prescription I just received from my doctor to help with my shoulder injury I’ve been suffering from for over a month now. DAMMIT! Quick thinking remedied this tedious task that was about to cut into my workout. Solution you … Read More

Review: Innerzyme Pain & Inflammation Blend

February 20, 2012By Anthony MatesiProduct Reviews No Comments

Over a month ago I sustained a fair amount of injuries… I needed to heal from said injuries with as much haste as possible so I could make my appearance at the inaugural Tundra Challenge. For all my life I have been able to recover from most of my injuries at a faster rate than … Read More

Active Recovery and Injury Rehabilitation/Prevention

February 15, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts 1 Comment

Every day does not need to be an extraordinarily difficult, balls-to-the-wall, superhero workout. Sometimes it’s good to take slow things down, and isolate the areas that need the most attention to prevent any serious injuries from arising. I’ve been nursing a few myself for over a month now. I’ve mentioned my right knee being a … Read More

A Little This Plus A Little That Until We Reach 300

February 6, 2012By Anthony MatesiNutrition, Workouts No Comments

This is one of my many combinations that add up to 300 inspired from the old 300 Workouts. I haven’t done one of these in over a year. For time:   25 pull-ups 50 bosu ball squats with weight 50 “floor wipers” (a core and shoulders exercise at 135 pounds) 50 burpees 50 push-ups 50 … Read More

New Domain Live

February 2, 2012By Anthony MatesiNews No Comments

I’m excited to announce that the new domain launched successfully today! I’ve transfered everything over from the old wordpress blog and was able to easily import old posts to the new host. I’ll be tweaking the site often. Tonight I will be trying to catch a few more z’s than normal for it is a … Read More

Workout of the Day 2-1-12

February 1, 2012By Anthony MatesiWorkouts No Comments

Okay first I want to just say this, I love Chicago and I know what that means in regards to how unpredictable our weather tends to be, however, this warm then cold then warm bullshit is really starting to interfere with my training. I went for a nice run tonight which wasn’t too bad I … Read More