23 Wed, 2011 § 6 Comments
Even with anticipated work stress, you know it’s going to be an ok day when by 8AM you have already cracked up – in a good way.
Dave & I played “Man vs
Wild Snow & Traffic” on the bus yesterday. Actually, Dave played, & I lost it. I am fairly obsessed with Bear Grylls & “Man vs Wild”. If you do not know what I am talking about, stop now & go enlighten yourself. Bear Grills is a bad ass, intelligent – he even usually uses “literally” correctly – & he has an English accent. 😉 Enough said.
It all started because overnight, the snow & ice made the roads in Flagstaff quite “slippy” this morning. [Bear always says slippy instead of slippery.] From our seats on the bus, we watched cars slide off the road & instructed each other on “proper technique” for maintaining traction & traversing “slippy” slopes & cautioned how “a good friend, only a few years ago, had lost his footing on a slope much like this & slid all the way to the bottom. He suffered numerous injuries & barely survived.” Dave marveled over the “traditions of the locals” & the lengths people are willing to go to attach a pair of sticks to their feet to slide down a hill. You have to do this all in an English accent or it’s not as funny. 😉 I know; we’re dorks. I like it this way. I like that we can be silly. Laughing is the only way to start your day.
Maybe you’re not as amused – though I can’t imagine why not – so here are some workout options I’ve done lately if you’d rather just sweat:
Playground Workout ~ HIIT ~ 4 minutes each exercise = 6 rounds each: 10 seconds rest; 30 seconds max effort
- Ninja Jump Tucks
- Chin Ups
- One-Arm Side Lying Tricep Press Ups
Balanced ~ full-bodied HIIT ~ 4 minutes each exercise = 6 rounds each: 10 seconds rest; 30 seconds max effort
- Scorpion Flips 5 – 6 – 6 – 5 – 6 – 6
- Skater Lunges (L, R) 13 – 14 – 15 – 15 – 15 – 15
- Pull Ups (rounds 1, 2, 4, 5 pull ups; rounds 3, 6 chin ups) 9 – 7 – 7 – 6 – 9 – 7
- Mountain Climbers 37 – 36 – 31 – 31 – 32 – 34
- 12# medicine ball swings 1:10:1 = 22:30 minutes
I tried to ride my morning high, but so many things wore me down yesterday. By the time I got home, I did not want to turn my computer on, leave the house or do anything but sit with Dave & talk, play with Eisley & finally relax.
Just before 6:00 this morning, we saw a huge herd of elk right outside our gym though; so I am optimistic today will be a good day.
How silly can you be with your spouse/partner?