Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Famous 62

5 minute walk
.5 mile job

62 burpees

I have started attempting to name all the days based on the number of burpees I'm doing.  Yesterday was Roger Maris day for his 61 home runs.  Tomorrow will be Mark Mcguire.  Doesn't always have to be about baseball.  56 was Lawrence Taylor day.  57 was Heinz 57.  Couldn't think of anything for 62.  Kinda fun coming up with those.  Makes this incredibly long workout a little more interesting.  I'm noticing there is a bell curve of difficulty when I'm doing these.  The first 20-30 are easy, 30-45 are the hardest, after 50 it's like I'm on autopilot.  It's quite the mental game.  I've stopped thinking too far ahead.  Instead of thinking there goes 30, halfway there, I'm thinking about doing 1 more.  Always just 1 more.  I also have the confidence of knowing I did the number I'm trying to do today, yesterday.

Monday, August 3, 2015

100 burpee challenge

1 mile

40 burpees

3 rounds
5 pullups
10 ring dips
20 goblet squats

I was on a reddit forum a while back where somebody was complaining about burpees being so hard.  Somebody else mentioned to just do the 100 burpee challenge then they won't be so hard.  The 100 burpee challenge is on day 1 you do 1 burpee, on day 2 you do 2 and so on until you hit 100.  I am currently on day 40.  Doing 40 burpees is no big deal the hard part is doing it every day and knowing you have to do it again the next day.  I know that a lot of people will break them up during the day too.  Meaning they will do 10 in the morning, 10 at lunch, maybe 20 in the afternoon.  Something like that.  I feel like that is cheating and defeats the purpose which is to get better at burpees.  So I have been doing them all at once and unbroken.  I don't know what my unbroken record is for burpees but I think it is right around where I am at right now.  I am certain I have never hit 50 unbroken.  I'll have to do a video when I hit that mark.

We went for a family bike ride this weekend.  That was fun.  I hope we do that again soon.  I want to do one early in the morning where we ride to go get breakfast.  That would be awesome.