Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Burpees with a side of burpees, please!

Make 2014 your year to become SPARTAN Strong!! 
[I AM!!]

As per usual these days...Monday started with a 2 mile run (I should have that on a loop I say it so often!). It's a great route that I do and it was nice and cool-ish this morning (well, cool for us anyway! Lol) so it was a very good run! 

For my strength workout I did burpees.....100 of them!  Not all at one time - 15, then 12, then 15, you get the idea - I was home doing other things so every few minutes I went back to do a dozen or so of them. Before I knew it, I was done with the 100!

50 competition burpees
50 burpees (with push-up)

After my big reveal yesterday - I'm doing a Spartan Race!! - I decided to incorporate more burpees into my workouts!  The Spartan website had 2 great blog posts (see here and here!) on how awesome 'the burpee' is for you so I figure it will really benefit me in training for the upcoming race!!

I went to the gym this morning to do some interval/sprints. I had planned to do shorter sprints (like 10-30 seconds each) but I ended up doing minute-long sprints. I actually - more or less - ran 1 minute at 7.0mph, 1 minute at 8.0mph and then walked 1 minute at 4.0mph. It made the 18:40 that it took for me to do 2 miles go by pretty quickly!!

I then came home to do some strength training. 2 body weight exercises that work the whole body - from your shoulders down to your calves and everything in between...check it out:

I hope everyone's having a great week!! I'm ready for it to hurry up and be the weekend already (well duh! lol) because we have big plans that I'll tell you about in tomorrow's #thoughtsthingsthursday post!

What do you think - could you do 100 burpees as a workout??