For the past several birthdays, I have been doing challenges when it comes up. I had been doing burpee pull-ups because that was more challenging than plain burpees. This year, I did body weight back squats unbroken.
Friday evening I rolled my ankle stepping awkwardly while walking down the stairs. Saturday it didn’t feel so great. I guess that means I’ll be taking at least a couple of days off from my lifting.
You know how it goes when you put something that you don’t want to lose in that safe place where it won’t get lost. It’s even safe from you because you forget where you placed it.
I decided a few months ago I wanted to row a half marathon for new years again. It’s not really something I want to do often or anything. Maybe once or possibly twice a year. Endurance is really not my main goal. It’s not even that important to me at all other than doing some for some balance. When I first decided I was going to row another half marathon this year I was pretty sure I would have at least a slight PR on my time from last year.
I did another WOD after I did my birthday burpees. I upgraded the burpees to burpee pull-ups again this year.
It’s getting old seeing people congregate or have their little get togethers. Or the group of people having a good old gathering in the grocery store parking lot with of course two cars just randomly stopped in the driving lane. That group included a toddler. I’m seeing others have their gatherings too. So many of those people are sure to be in the high risk group. Hell one of them I know among other health issues has lung issues.
As I’ve posted before, Molly had the bright idea to do a thousand burpees in the month of March challenge. Me being me I had a minor lapse of better judgment and decided to do it with her. No, honestly I’m usually game for bad ideas like this. We both decided we wouldn’t count the burpees in programmed WODS because those were ones we’d do anyways. This would have to be a thousand additional burpees.
I have always been curious as to why people go through the trouble of asterisking out curse words when typing them.
I got suckered into doing a thousand burpees during March. I don’t personally like these kinds of things, but my girlfriend does, and I figured it wouldn’t kill me to do it with her to be supportive.
The idea for this originally popped into my head a week or two ago as a sarcastic comment. Originally I wanted to start about 11:00 PM so I could finish 2019 and start 2020 with it. I was already tired before doing the WOD in the morning so I decided to just row the half marathon after that. The worst part about these long rows is they’re fucking boring. It’s just so long repeating the same thing over and over again.
I’ve been wanting to get back into longer rows for a while now. Well not really wanting but more less knowing it would be beneficial to my health and WODS. Last time I started rowing longer distances it greatly improved my rowing technique. I couldn’t get a stroke rate below 28-29 with fast weak pulls. The longer rows forced my to learn to row efficiently and now I can’t get a high stroke rate any more.
The other day we had to go to Best Buy to pick something up. Out of nowhere, a woman comes over to us, trying to get us to switch electric companies.
I decided today would be the day that I try something stupid. I’ve been wanting to do it for a while but my rowing sucked and I knew it. I had know I wasn’t finishing the pull for years and that I needed to slow the stroke rate down but just couldn’t seem to figure out how to do that. Having it in the mid 30s just isn’t efficient and kills your ability to keep going.
I upgraded my birthday burpees to burpee pull-ups. I wanted to do something more challenging with it.
Black Friday is a bunch of people being herded into stores thinking they’re getting good deals which some do get good deals but in the end it’s all wasting time waiting to buy crap that they mostly likely will not use next your or will be broken anyways since everything is just so cheaply made these days.
Peanut butter disproves evolution I am glad I came across this. I’ve been struggling whether to believe in evolution or not. Now I know it’s just a fairy tale and can prove it to myself by just going to the store and buying peanut butter.