>> Saturday, June 15, 2013
Pharmie, Henry, and I should be camping this weekend. But Henry came down with "hand, foot, and mouth disease" on Tuesday (the day before his 2nd birthday). It's kinda like chicken pox. His feet, hands, butt, and INSIDE HIS MOUTH were covered with blisters and looked like this:
So yesterday as he was napping, I wanted to try to get in an upper-body workout. I thought I'd make up some sort of quick crossfit workout. I knew I wanted to do pushups and pull-ups (upper body stuff), but just doing those back-to-back would kill me. I tweeted for help, and someone suggested burpees. And I figured I'd add in some lunges too. So I went out to the garage (Pharmie was home too - I didn't just leave Henry in the house alone) with my workout notes:
(The pushups and pull-ups were 1/3 of my max, and I just guessed on the best numbers for
burpees and lunges. It turns out I maybe should have went for 5 or 6 pull-ups.)
By the end of the first round, I was breathing hard. After a few more, I was dripping sweat. I was taking just over 2:00 / round, and I finished in 20:54. My garage floor was just a little dusty, but once I started getting sweaty, that dust was turning to mud. I finished with my hands looking like this:
Henry was still sleeping, so I snuck out for a quick and SUPER EASY 10 mile ride just to flush out my legs a bit. My legs were still a little sore from a NASTY run the day before where I went out too hard and... well... I'll let my post-run tweet do the talking:
p.s. In the meantime, my wife FINALLY blogged about her last 3 races: here's the link to her "Fast Before the Feast 10K," "Cinco DU Mayo Duathlon," and her "Minneapolis Marathon" race reports (all in one post). Check it out. Happy weekend!