It was nice to wake up without an alarm this morning though I still woke up by 6:45a thanks to Sasha and Darren.
When I got over to the gym I tried to do a dead hang pull-up but was only able to get approximately 25% of the way up.
After trying the pull up I continued to work on stretching my shoulders with the goal of accomplishing a full pull up soon.
Instead of training legs today I decided that I wanted to try a cardio workout from Steven Navaretta (@brooklyntank718).
He is someone who I follow on Instagram and am continually inspired by the bodyweight exercises that he performs.
This workout consisted of 3 rounds of the following 5 exercises, each performed for one minute with a one minute rest between rounds:
- Burpee (no pushup) with one knee tuck jump
- Jumping jacks
- Jog in place with high knees
- Rotating sky jumps (reach up)
- Double tuck running mans
I couldn’t get through the workout without taking 15 second rests between each exercises.
I also had to take several breaks during the exercises because of how taxing this workout was on my metabolic system.
It took a little more than 20 minutes to complete once I warmed up and left me completely drenched in sweat.
What made me the happiest was overcoming my timidness towards trying burpees again.
I haven’t performed burpees since before my seizures/injuries due to fear of injuring my shoulders again while trying them.
I knew that I would need to start doing them again since my first Spartan Sprint is coming up in July. I anticipate having to do more burpees than I care to think about that day.
After working out we headed down to Carmel to spend the day walking around the shopping area and taking a trip down to the ocean.
It was a beautiful day to walk around, spending the day with Laura just hanging out together.
On our way back from Carmel we decided to stop at the Gilroy outlets to do a bit more shopping.
While at the Gilroy outlets we found an Under-Armour outlet store which, for me, equals heaven.
I limited myself to only buying 2 new pairs of basketball shorts but I could have easily racked up a very large bill there.
Once we finished at the Gilroy outlets we came back home to relax for the rest of the night.