Friday, November 29, 2013

Triathlete's Thanksgiving Challenge

I saw the following challenge online the day before Thanksgiving:

The challenge calls for doing the following throughout the course of the day: 
  • 250 squats
  • 200 push-ups
  • 150 burpees
  • 100 crunches / abs of choice
  • 75 hip bridges
  • 50 leg raises
  • 25 V-ups
  • 5 total minutes of planking 
  • This 10-minute run warm-up, followed by 10 hill sprints (30 seconds up, jog down)

So I decided to take it on, and I put out the challenge to my friends online:

Our family spends a quiet Thanksgiving day indoors (aside from my Turkey Trot), having traveled from Virginia and Ohio to Pennsylvania to be together for the day. There's a lot of talking and catching up but I do better with a certain amount of motion here and there so this challenge was perfect!

I ended up doing 200 cheater pushups (from my knees) and I skipped the Burpees because they are pretty disruptive. But all in all it felt good to do, and substituted for my second gym workout of the week.

Kudos to Lori Blanc back in Virginia who did the challenge too! I'm still waiting to hear if she is sore today, because I am!

Today I am taking FULLY off, unless the kids and I find ourselves at the nice indoor pool up here :-)