Burpees


The instructions are as follows:


  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Drop into a squat with your hands on the floor in front of you.
  3. Kick your feet back.
  4. Return to the squat and push up with your arms.
  5. Leap up with your arms overhead.

I hate these things. I despise them. They make me sweat, and breath hard, and want to vomit. I hate them. But I do them. I know they are good for me and I know that the more I do them the better I will get at them. So I do them. Bitching and moaning and grumbling the entire time.  Kind of like the way I used to do push-ups. I used to hate push-ups. Hate. Them. But I did them because I knew they were good for me and I knew that the more I did the better I would get. So I did them. And I did. Get better that is. Now push-ups do not bother me at all. I'm not great at them but I'm better then I used to be and I do them gladly. 

Now I do that with burpees. I hate them but I do them. And guess what? I'm getting better at them. I can do 15 in a row and not hurl. I just did a ladder of 10 burpees/10 mountain climbers, 9 burpees/9 mountain climbers, 8 burpees/8 mountain climbers, .....all the way until 1 of each. I did them well. I did the whole series in 11 minutes. Pretty impressive I would say. Especially for someone that hates burpees.  

In other news, I think I have an achilles tendon problem.  My left calf is tight, really tight. Then today as I was doing the mountain climbers, I felt a pulling/burning over my heel bone. Yikes. It got better as I did more and it stretched out but I think I have a problem. 


The pain is even towards the inside of the foot. I think it's time for some preventative medicine. Ibuprofen, ice, rest, like that.

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