Saturday, July 31, 2010

Heels Over Head

Yesterday in the gym it was a bit of a grab-bag. Captain Awesome had what looked like a really fun circuit set up, which inspired me to, well, do a circuit. Duh. So we set another one up, then Jenny joined in, and it became a lot of fun. (By the way, Jenny, I meant to tell you your arms are looking awesome.)

After two rounds though, we got a little punchy. I don't know if it was because it was Friday and we were in a good mood or what, but somehow I got myself wrapped into jumping rope around the room.

Actually I know exactly how it happened. I was jumping rope while Jenny was trying to do her walking lunges, and since we had all of this stuff everywhere I was trying to find a spot where I could jump rope without hitting anyone or anything, and in the process tried to move out of the way without stopping jumping rope. So that led to speculation of what distance I could travel while jumping rope, which led to me saying I could go all the way around the room, which led Awesome to doubt my claim, which of course he knew would lead to me fulfilling it, which ultimately led to me traveling the perimeter of the room by hopping forward while jumping rope.

It was easy. And fun!  Even when everyone started contributing their own "rules" to the exercise like having to start over at the finish if I got tripped up, or having to go around the cones to not cut corners.  I ignored them for the most part. :)

That done and smack laid down, I filled Awesome in on a new goal of mine: handstand push-ups. We wasted no time and before I knew it, I was upside down on my hands doing the tiniest little push-up you've ever seen. But, I did two sets of 10 tiny little push-ups and it was a lot of fun! Way easier than it looks.
Me doing the handstand push-up. I was going to attempt to
vacuum at the same time but thought that might be a bit much.
PS don't look at my butt.
Yesterday was a really fun workout and I was sad when it was time to leave. It reminded me that staying active is about pushing yourself in challenging ways but also just having fun. Get out of the box today and try something new. Stand on your hands and do a push-up just to see if you can.

And most of all, have a healthy weekend!


Karen said...

Love it! This made me smile, oh and by the way I didn't look at your butt until you told me not to, ;-)

JennyB said...

Fun Fridays, we should make it a tradition! Thanks for the compliment, but I'm not the one doing handstand pushups and had to drop the weight at least 20 pounds on all the exercises I was doing after you!!

Tiffany @ The Gracious Pantry said...

Oh common!!! Bust out the vacuum!!!! Don't be a slacker! lol

(kidding..... totally kidding - I couldn't do a pushup like that to save my life - you're amazing!)

The (not so) Reluctant Athlete said...

Ha! Tiffany, now I will HAVE to try it! I'm like Marty McFly that way. :)