Thrusters for a Saturday

It was great to get back into the swing of things — it’s sad to think how 3 days away from working out can make such a difference — it takes forever to get into shape but about a week or so to lose some of the gains.  But what makes a difference is that you get back on the wagon once vacation is over.

We went to Busch Gardens yesterday — and looking around made me sad. There are unhealthy, overweight people EVERYWHERE. You can see how it affects them by looking at the the way they walk and move around. It affects the quality of their lives and its more the norm.  I was talking to Hannah about it when we were on a bench taking a rest. I tried to not talk about it with any sort of judgement — just a matter of fact that overweight people are unhealthy and are everywhere. It was true too — We looked around and 9 out of 10 people at that park would be considered obese. Maybe it’s just the type of folks who frequent amusement parks but I’m not so sure.  There is nothing like seeing heavy people eat french fries, funnel cakes and ice cream to set you back on the path to being fit. I don’t want to be encumbered by something I have control over.

I was thinking about how the past few days at Monticello and Williamsburg, in the evening, the kids and i used their lush grounds to do handstands and cartwheels together. I also had the kids run stairs at the Univ of Virginia and timed them. It was actually Nate’s idea — and we used his iPod timer to see how fast they could run up and down over and over again. We had a great time doing it too — How many other parents stop and do that type of stuff with their kids? I wish more —

20 Jumping Jacks
10 Push ups
10 squats
partner tire flips


partner wod
5 Thrusters 65 lbs for EACH MINUTE
On the minute, perform 5 Thrusters, followed by burpees for the rest of the minute. One person works out at a time
total: 15:50

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