The Sun is Shining Down

A heart that loves is always young-

How many of us have discovered the connection between Exercise, Clear State of Mind and Self-Preservation?

Now here’s the deal, It has to be all three examples above: Exercise, Clear State of Mind and Self-Preservation.

Do you feel sore and abused from running this weekend?  Can you focus your thoughts on something other than blogging and Pinterest?  Are you shaking off a hangover this morning from a weekend Drink Fest/Oktoberfest?

*Vaguely Speaking …

The first 20+ odd years or so of our lives were fueled, consumed by vanity.  We did not care about our stinking health;  We simply wanted to look as lean, muscular, and strong as possible.  We lifted many weights, ran countless marathons, rode our bikes around the world and back and did thousands of push-ups and sit-ups seven days a week.  We consumed mounds of protein, took every performance enhancing pill we could wash back.  Basically we abused our bodies for 20+ years  in a failed effort to look the way we thought we  needed to look in order to gain approval and acceptance from our peers …

Part Two later in the week, stay tuned!?!

The Plan-

Pain, Drive and Passion

The Workout-

A quick dynamic Warm Up of your choosing.  Followed by:

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Heavy Bulgarian Split Squats (Each Leg)

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 Heavy Goblet Squats

Finish up with a spirited bike ride!

**The trick to the program today is to find a weight heavy enough to push you at 3-2-1 … **


A couple of much deserved shout outs are in order!  Anne … Great job finishing 2nd yesterday in the 60+ female division while running in the Omaha Half Marathon.  68 years young with an impressive 2:09:00 run time, brilliant!

Also when you guys get a few precious moments this week be sure to check out:  Weekday Geek Weekend Adventure Freak.  No need to tell you anything else, you won’t be disappointed!

It’s a splendid day outside … ENJOY!!!

20 Comments on “The Sun is Shining Down”

  1. LizForADay says:

    All I can say, is I love the last image. 🙂 It speaks volumes.

  2. Really enjoyed stopping by here. Great images and interesting blog. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Beautiful rendention of ‘anint no sunshine when she’s gone.’
    The picture below pain, drive, and passion is awesome.

    • CultFit says:

      Easily one of my top 5 songs of all time, I love it! The timing of this photo is spot on, she literally just picked herself up to start running again. Very inspiring to say the least. I hope all is well in your neck of the woods, take care!

  4. urbanbeings says:

    with a pooch like that riding along with you it would certainly be spirited! 🙂 Great post and workout!

  5. Can you tell us what happened to the runner? It looks like she fell down and got up to continue running, maybe in the Summer Olympics. It’s a striking image. Thanks for mentioning my blog. It was a pleasant surprise and very kind of you.

  6. garagegym107 says:

    The song and the link to the yellow bike just go together. ;o)

  7. bgddyjim says:

    Note to self, when you fall, don’t lead with the melon… Check

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  9. shannonjoe says:

    LOVE the image at the end of your post! 🙂 Smile More is my motto EVERYDAY!!!! 🙂


  10. Heather Marshall says:

    Sure, the last image is wonderful, but the pooch in the sidecar makes my day. Thanks.

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