Usually I start my Friday at stupid oclock with black coffee and a trip to the arena for FYUF which does in fact usually F**K me up, but it is an amazing way to end the week!
However today is Easter Friday which makes it day one of the holiday weekend and when most people start to unwind and kick back and relax a little.
We let the littlest person in our house choose how we would start out our “weekend” and he decided that we should go to the beach, build sandcastles and knock them down again .. typical boy.
Miss Issy was quite chuffed and exclaimed “Ooo I want to build sandcastles too! I just have to get dressed .. do you know where my ballerina outfit is?” No harm in looking “the part” I guess 😉
We had a glorious morning building sandcastles, paddling in the sea, playing at the park and generally tiring the kidlets out.
On the way home James and I had the following conversation ..
Me – “How many burpees do you think you could do in an hour?”
J – *thinks for a little while* “About 100”
Me – “100!?!?”
J – “How many do you think you can do?”
Me – “I guess about 500? … Am I overestimating my abilities?”
J – “I think its probably more like 240”
So that OBVIOUSLY meant I had to give it a go to find out who knew better.
I would like to admit that I did think that there would be some shade so the hour was much harder than I thought it would be and the kidlets thought their Mumma was running some kind of cool group exercise session and they got in on the workout too.
Thankfully they had had enough after about five minutes so I got on with the job at hand. At 30 minutes down I was right on track 250 burpees completed. My goal at that stage (because I was dying) was to get to 400.
The last 30 minutes were hard. I found a spot of shade behind Issy’s playhouse and kept plugging away at the total being mindful to keep my technique “clean” although my jumps were no where near as high as when I started out and after about 45 minutes the pushups were getting really hard. I should have chosen to do deadmans burpees instead of regular ones 😉
When I was done I looked like this ..
I’m smiling because it’s over AND it’s time for lunch Oh and I guess I should share the outcome of the burpee experiment.
471 .. close but no cigar – and no I’m not going to try for a bigger total next time, there will be no next time 😉
Have a great easter!