The instructions are as follows:
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Drop into a squat with your hands on the floor in front of you.
- Kick your feet back.
- Return to the squat and push up with your arms.
- 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.