It’s hard to believe we’re taking another go around these at home workouts and even harder to believe how much time has passed since we last worked out together.
When I went to post this blog I realized I wrote the original and wondered if the words I wrote in April still held up. And in all the ways they really do including my excitement at remembering to write the blog. To be fair, I have lots and lots of lists. 🙂
But I digress, those words are below and while they were only a few months ago they feel like a lifetime ago and they remain true nevertheless.
“First, let’s take a minute to celebrate the fact that I realized it was Tuesday and didn’t forget to blog. 🙂 Second, wanted to shout-out to all of you following these at home workouts! It’s hard to stay motivated. I get it. But sometimes you just have to do the work to get motivated to do the work. So keep after it!!
Today we have a Hero WOD that gets you outside (unless you can somehow run 400 meters times six inside your home). For me, Hero WODs elicit a different level of commitment to the work. Hell, let’s say it even elicits feelings (let’s hope JT isn’t reading this). Feelings of gratitude for all the gifts that I’ve been given, including the ability to pay tribute to someone with physical effort; feelings of sadness for those lost, those I’ve known and those others mourn; and feelings of “fuck it- don’t stop moving – no excuses.”
So with that get in some mobility work (stretch all the things), warm-up with some jumping jacks, burpees, maybe a light jog, and some lunges and don’t stop moving! And since I’m here and talking about feelings – I’m thankful for every single one of you and miss you guys a ton!!!!!!!!!!”
24 Push Ups
25 Walking Lunges
400 Meter Run
About this hero: U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Edwardo Loredo, 34, of Houston, Texas, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, was killed on June 24, 2010 in Jelewar, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. He is survived by his wife, First Sergeant Jennifer Loredo; his daughter, Laura Isabelle; his stepdaughter, Alexis; and his son, Eduardo Enrique.