Fitness and everything else

Upgraded My Birthday Burpees

For my birthday this year, I decided to upgrade my birthday burpees into burpee pull-ups. That was for sure one of the less intelligent decisions I’ve made.

The first 25 or so weren’t bad. I was surprised. 25 - 35 were painful and by that time I was pouring sweat, but it was still doable. I was starting to breathe heavy now.

That last 7 was pure hell. My entire body was burning, and my hands were starting to get bitched up from the pull-ups. I was overheating now. I kept thinking it really hurts but the faster I get through them the faster I can die. I barely made the last one, but did it.

It felt fantastic afterwards to know that I pushed out of my comfort zone and did something different for my birthday. When I first came up with the idea of doing this, I wasn’t certain that I’d be able to finish it. I thought I should be able to but wasn’t positive I’d make it, and that’s why I went through with it. It took a lot out of me, and I wound up not doing the actual WOD because I couldn’t recover from being overheated fast enough. I’m looking forward to doing at again next year.