Monthly Archives: April 2013

Suitcases

Good theme for the week. I did not know that there is a crunch called a suitcase. What the hell? Who makes this shit up? I want that job. Naming colors and exercises. I think I could bring in the … Continue reading

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…and then there was sun. And it was good.

Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh. It’s wild how sunshine and getting up ridiculously early can help to alleviate depression. I already told Lumpy that my plan for Sunday is to lay in the hammock and do nothing but soak up sunshine. I’ll ponder running. … Continue reading

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Why the hell are they called burpees???

Today was some frighteningly self-esteem murdering cardio fit test. Nah, I did alright for a gimpy, flabby 42 year old. Holy shit! Check out this selection of burpees from Wikipedia (the source of the truths): Burpee push up –The athlete … Continue reading

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prisoner squats

I always wonder how actual prisoners would feel about this name. I would like to rename them “unfairly incarcerated due to racism squats”. Prisoner squats are a quadriceps exercise. We do them as the active rest portion of our workouts. … Continue reading

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Burpees, mountain climbers, and cherry pickers, oh my!

My massage therapist/friend (I’m calling her Jazz Hands), suggested that I write about the stupid names for the exercises we do in my boot camp class, and of course, I think that’s a fantastic idea. I finally found another woman … Continue reading

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Weighing in on Boston

I found myself obsessing over the news, much as I had over 9/11. Less intense, but the same old obsession. Part of it was that 4:09 would be when my runner friends, my husband, and I would have been coming … Continue reading

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Body Fit Boot Camp

It’s an embarrassing name for someone who just needs a kick start to her fitness. I start tomorrow. I’ll do my best not to giggle at the name while I’m getting my ass kicked. Then again, maybe I’ll just concentrate on … Continue reading

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