Ross Bomben

Running with Passion

Make Time for the Two of You

Date night blog

One of the best things my wife and I started doing is scheduling a weekly date night. We have found it crucial to set aside time to nurture our relationship. Without this scheduled time, it’s easy to get into a rut of busy schedules. This can lead to neglecting each other. Luckily, we both enjoy exercise. So, a typical date night for us usually consists of going for a run or lifting weights and then heading off to dinner. One benefit of working out before dinner is that we tend to make better food choices. I typically don’t want a big greasy burger after an intense workout.

As my practice has grown and the requirements of my time have increased, this regularly scheduled date night becomes more necessary. It’s the only way that the things that are most important to me get their proper attention. I’m excited about the new office space – especially having the ARX Omni to workout with. The Omni is a great machine. I suggest you look into them. I can achieve faster fitness results which leaves me more time to catch-up with my wife. Aside from less time-consuming workouts, helping my wife clean the house has had a strong impact on the quality of our life. Happy wife equals a happy home.

Reading Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle is the Way, The Ego is the Enemy, and The Daily Stoic, have all been transformational in both mine and my wife’s life. You can find out more about Ryan’s books here. I’m a connoisseur of personal growth books and courses. These books have been fundamental in my personal philosophy. Thank you for your work, Ryan! Keep up the great work.

pexels-photo-386024So, take some time just for each other. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or out of town, or even a movie. Find something you enjoy doing together and take time to do it.



How I Maintain Fitness

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I’ve been on a roller coaster of change lately because of the new office move. Staying consistent with my workouts has been a challenge. What I’ve done is shorten my total workout time but increase the intensity so that I still get the physical benefit. There’s a lot of research touting the benefits of this type of working out but it takes a little bit of preparation work to make sure that you don’t get injured.
I’ve done everything from weightlifting, sprinting on the track, interval work on our office Airdyne bike, running upstairs, and previously training with Ky Evans. My workouts have been too few and far between lately. So I can fully relate to the time-pressured business owner or executive trying to fit it all in.
Luckily I’ve maintained a good diet of mostly vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, good fats, and mostly organic meats.
This week I’m super excited to start training on the ARX. This will shorten my work out times but increase the effectiveness so I can gain the 10 lb of muscle I’ve lost over the last 6 months. I’m super excited to get started! Stay tuned.

Ross Bomben, Decathlete

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Image of Ross Bomben competing in the vault portion of the Decathalon. He placed in an elite level in the Decathalon in 1997 at the University of Oregon. As an elite athlete, Ross Bomben has been competing in and around the running field for decades.


Decathlon; An Overview

What is the Decathlon?

That’s a question Ross Bomben hears often, so we thought we’d include some facts about it here. As you might have guessed, “Deca”, meaning 10, indicates that there are 10 events. Each athletic event is held in two groups of 5 events, over two days – consecutively – and the victors are determined by the combined points in all performances. Victory is judged on a points system, different point amounts in each event, not by the individual event position achieved.

Below you’ll find links for each event, which links out to Wikipedia for a more in-depth description of each Decathlon event.

Where to Run in Austin

Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail

Training for the Livestrong Marathon in Austin?  Are you a weekend recreational jogger? In either case, there are lots of places to hit the track and put in a few miles before heading to work. For you beginners, you can try the smooth, friendly trails close to Auditorium Shores. The well-loved 3.2-mile loop from the South First Bridge all the way down to the Mopac Bridge is thought by many to be the best place for rookie runs or quick tune-ups for the more serious runner. This trail also provides 7 & 10 miles loops for those who have a little more time or are more experienced and eager. You’ll be safe with the 3.2 mile section, and it has two water stops for your convenience. Learn more.

Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail

The Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail offers Austin runners a stunning, if less manicured, 3 miles of terrain close to Central Austin (3 miles one way, 6 round trip). Be prepared to be more nimble along the way than you have to be at Lady Bird. Park at the trailhead, located at 2600 N. Lamar, or you can pick up the same trail from Lady Bird Trail between Caesar Chavez and Lamar Blvd. Learn more.

Brushy Creek Trail

The Austin Brushy Creek Trail is a wonderful gravel-paved trail located in the far north area of Austin, in the Avery Ranch area. It runs parallel to Brushy Creek, offers 2.5 miles of one-way running, and again, is less manicured than Lady Bird. Brushy Creek Trail is adequate for biking and running, and much better for walking in a pet friendly atmosphere. Learn more.

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