Ngo Okafor for Gatorade
Ngo Okafor for Gatorade

I woke up this morning tired and sore as hell. I don’t know why, because I got 7 hours of sleep. No matter what I was feeling, I knew that I had to go running. Running at least 3 miles, 4 times a week is the only thing that ensures that my body fat will stay low. Nobody wants a fitness model or any model for that matter without abs! The game is getting extremely competitive and in the words of Muhammad Ali, I CAN’T BE BEAT! With the economy the way it is, only a few of us are working and I intend to keep it that way.

Over the weekend, I decided that the only way to guarantee that I do my running will be to get it over with once I wake up in the morning. Even when I was fighting, I hated running. It is so mundane and repetitive. My boxing trainer, Greg Vicente, would come to my apartment and pick me up to go running. I’m glad he did that because during my fights, I liked throwing a ton of punches and would definitely have run out of gas. I always knew that if I’m throwing punches, my opponent can’t hit me. The more punches I threw, the safer I was.

Back to this morning. I didn’t have Greg there to make me run, but I had Gary, our intimidating, ferocious Yorkie-Poodle. Gary can run for ever without getting tired. He loves running and it helps keep him calm. Running helps keep me calm too. I have so much energy and if don’t get it out, I get ance. Gary was my trainer today. We ran just about 4 miles with some sprints mixed in to the run. I wanted to tire Gary out, but I was the one that got tired. But I did it. I did my run and at a very good pace too. THANK YOU GARY!!!!

Now that my run is done, all I have to focus on is getting my weight training work out done. All that cardio training is useless if I don’t build any strength. Later today, I will do a chest and back workout with some leg strengthening work mixed. I find that if don’t do any strengthening work for my legs after running, my lower back and legs get unnecessarily tight. Lunges, reverse lunges and split squats usually do the trick. I would two exercises for my quads, hamstrings and calves. I then do some heavy core work.

I’m going to start shooting the mini workout videos this weekend, so keep an eye out for them.

Ngo Okafor

Black Male Model And Actor

African American Male Model and Actor