I was surprised that my shoulders didn’t feel sore and achy this morning. Delightfully surprised, I might add. Nonetheless, today’s workout was designed to work just about every part of the body except the shoulders. Oh, wait, I programmed burpees and pull-ups. Well, at least I didn’t program pushups!
I worked out at 8:30, anxiously waiting for the 64 West Office Park crew to arrive and begin installing last panic door hardware and emergency lighting.
200m farmer’s carry, 52# KBs
150 air squats
100 Abmat sit-ups
25 burpee pull-ups
25 burpee deadlifts, 185#
100 double unders
Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Well, it was! I had one and only one goal: to finish in under 20 minutes. I had planned on breaking activities into sets, e.g., 3 sets of 50 air squats. For whatever reason, I seldom needed to do this.
While I did almost lose my grip during last 20m, I did complete 200m farmer’s carry without stopping and/or putting down the KBs.
While completing air squats I thought, “You just did 100 unbroken air squats a few weeks ago when doing ‘Angie’. No reason why you can’t do that many or more reps.” So I did all 150. While completing sit-ups I though, “You just did 100 unbroken sit-ups a few weeks ago when doing ‘Angie’. No reason not to do 100 unbroken today.” And that’s why I did.
I completed burpee pull-ups in sets of 10, 5, 5, & 5. While I didn’t feel winded, I made myself rest. I assure you that my chin was well above the bar for each and every rep. Just saying.
Uhm, 185# felt, well, light. I thought for sure that I’d have to rest while completing deadlifts, but never felt the need to do so. I thought, “Damn, I should’ve done the burpee pull-ups unbroken as well. Or deadlifted 225.”
I had mistakenly placed my jump rope near the (now out of the way) ropes, so I quickly moved to the other side of the box. I completed double unders in reps of 10 (Huh?), 5, (OMG that sucks!), 70 (much, much better) and 15 reps.
My time was 18 minutes and 8 seconds.
I am opening CFS tomorrow come hell or high water. I am as happy and as excited as I can be! Time travels very quickly when I’m coaching, and I tremendously enjoy my time spent coaching. I can’t begin to describe how much happier I am now than I was a mere 5 months ago. I never realized just how bored I was with my previous job until I no longer had said job.
Corporate America can suck it.