So, last night was a big night for me. Well, yesterday in general was rather big. The first part of the day was BIG emotionally…I was a wreck. I think I cried twice in the course of 12 hours…don’t ask…there really was no REAL reason for it…As Doc Franson talks about sometimes, my emotional bucket was full, and I got bumped a couple of times. Typically the “bumps” were minor, minor, minor….but usually, that’s all it takes.
By late afternoon though, I had calmed down, and my mood changed for the better. When I got home, I had a text from my friend Kathryn. Her husband Evan’s birthday was yesterday, he was turning 31! So, she asked me if I would like to partake in some birthday burpees (31 of them!!)! I figured she was taking a break after competing in Albany this weekend, so I decided to INSTEAD add them to my workout. THEN, I decided to design a workout AROUND that! Happy Birthday Evan!!
1/2 mile run to the beach
31 box jumps (much higher than I usually jump, I’m guessing at least 20″. I used the retaining wall at Dane Street Beach)
1/2 mile run back home
Now, I spoke about last night being a big night for me, and here is why: the last time I went to work out at the beach, I was with Nick, we went to a secluded spot, and I was STILL mortified!! I ended up doing the workout anyway (which was mild: squats, situps and pushups), but I was MAJORLY outside of my comfort zone. Last night, I ran to the beach (which was packed by the way), ran over to the trees right on the main lawn (NOT in a secluded spot), WITHOUT headphones, and started in with my burpees without even THINKING about it! THEN, when I got through all the other exercises (which I actually drew a crowd of 3-4 little kids that were looking at me like I were a display at a museum) I went over to the retaining wall and started my box jumps. I’m sure it looked super weird, I was sweating profusely to top it off…but I honestly just didn’t care. Then a dad and his daughter came back over to the wall, and appeared to be looking for something. The girl is about 5 feet to my right, and the dad about 10 feet to my left, and they start talking to each other across me. Did I stop out of embarrassment (they OBVIOUSLY see me now..)? Heck no!! I just kept jumping! 😀 I honestly feel really proud that I was sooooooo NOT self-conscious, that I accomplished that workout, and that for the rest of the night, I was as pleasant as they come 😀
Hopefully make it to Crossfit tonight; AWESOME workout!
21 Kettlebell swings (35# weight for me)
Challenge: tabata squats!!
Have a great day guys 😀