Tuesday 10 April 2012Posted: April 10, 2012 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: Authenticity, crossfit, exercise, fitness, health, intensity, kettlebell, life, marathon, meditation, motivation, natural, paleo, perspective, pilates, psycology, quotes, recovery, rest, running, simplicity, trail running, walking, whole foods, WOD, yoga 16 Comments
This above all: To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man-
Good morning dear reader! If you stopped by today to hang out and read about the wonderful breakfast we have planned and the totally awesome workout we will be doing later? Now is a good time to scurry along and live vicariously through another blog-o-thingy. Authenticity…We love your “cute” little pictures of the charming breakfast you put together just as much as the next peep. Is it really you? We’re saying it’s not and the sooner we all agree to this the sooner we can press on…
Our struggle with authenticity transcends fitness and it hit us yesterday reading through some interesting blogs. We read maybe fifty blogs yesterday (a small sample size) of peeps proclaiming their excellence during a normal Monday; one after another making life seem so great with big broad smiles, fantastic dinner ideas and bloviated opinions. As the “likes” started pouring in…We applauded their terrific Pottery Barn perfect lives. Five fleeting minutes later we were left doubting what we had just digested: Were these peeps real? How many of these people are there lurking on the inter-webz?
With the evolution of our hyper obsessed, media driven society. It truly is hard to believe anyone’s appearance is real anymore, on-line or in real life (is there even a difference now?). Call us crazy or old-fashioned but we like to believe that there are areas of our lives that will remain free from this growing trend in our society. In the end, “WE” understand it’s not really possible to enrich/enhance who we are as individuals without working on ourselves from the inside out, or without authentic hard work.
Hopefully we took a few notes from yesterday to apply to today’s program? Any problems tumbling around? Did you do it gracefully or like a desk/office jockey?
Trail Run/Walk/Bike/Swim…Until you feel you are warmed up enough, followed by:
Yesterday’s Warm Up is Today’s Workout:
Forward Rolls X 10
Backward Rolls X 10
Dive Rolls X 10
Quick Rolls (3 successive rolls as fast as possible) X 5
Forward Roll To Bear Crawl
Backward Roll To Crab Crawl
High Knees (running, 40m)
Butt Kicks (running, 40m)
High Knees (running drill, 40m)
Butt Kicks (running drill, 40m)
One Legged Hops (get up high, extend, 40m)
Two Legged Hops (get up high, extend, 40m)
Backpedal (backwards run, reaching back, 40m)…
Turn up the intensity knob a tad and get into the running drills actively! Followed by:
10 Minutes of Hanging Around…
Life is not all about perfectly sliced and presented warm apple pie…ENJOY!!!
great post, but I thought it was all about apple pie! I am liking your rings set up, especially the climbing rings. mine hang from a pull up bar in the door frame, not allowing much height or space. can still do some stuff though. The flower-power bag rocks 🙂
I have a bunch of pics if you would to see how I went about hanging them? Basically a set of eye bolts attached to a one inch pipe for the ceiling…I’ll get you a pic. It helps keeps things neat with a few runners and carabiners to attach them.
that would be great, thank you! you have a fantastic set up there!
I guess I better delete my breakfast post then. 🙂 I have a lot of fitness stuff at my house, but rings?! Wow! That’s impressive!!
I’m sure your breakfast post was great ;)…Rings are a blast and if you have kids around they are simply amazing on them.
I may have to look into that!
I wonder the same about people in real life. when things look picture perfect from the outside, I can’t help but wonder what their life is really like behind closed doors. my life is far from perfect, and I like to think my blog supports my imperfections (well, some of them at least). much can be accomplished through hard work, determination, and dedication. I have my own issues, problems, struggles, and weaknesses. I am my own worst critic. I find it important to write down my discrepancies in order to remain cognizant of, and improve on them.
I have a hard time maintaining a followship to blogs where there neve seems to be any failure. “Another lovely upper body workout followed up by 341 miles on the treadmill. Afterwards I enjoyed an ice bath and ate chia seeds directly from the jar.” Horse pucky!
It’s nauseating…Personally I have “failed” before the garage door shuts in the morning (in one way or another).
Chai seeds from the jar? Sounds yummy!!!
Interesting workout! I know what you mean about authenticity and agree, sometimes plain old hard work is needed!
As great as the workout looks, can’t get past the hilarious video. The PBR. The glasses. The hats. The Blackberries. Long live hipster ridicule.
Just when you think you have seen enough? I’m actually somewhat upset that PBR costs a bit more now…Years ago if you had five bucks you knew you were good for a twelve’r of the High Life or PRB. Sadly times have changed!
Hmm. A blog for another venue: “When bad beer happens to ironic people.”
No shameless plug intended, this blog is a great read: http://diehipster.wordpress.com/
Brilliant. I ate 3 donuts while reading this.
Your aching Achilles would like this program today, seriously!