The day after my crazy workout in the rain, I mentioned how I would be throwing myself into another crazy workout with my brother. What am I thinking? Well, if I haven’t mentioned before, he was a Marine for 7 years and just finished, and has been a Correctional Officer at the worst prison in MA, plus he does all kind of races like Tough Mudder and Spartan Race. Needless to say, he’s a workout fiend and I guess I follow in his footsteps. BUT, you haven’t had a workout until you worked out with my brother. Seriously.
I unfortunately didn’t get any pictures during the workout Saturday but it wasn’t a pretty site anyways.
You can picture it by yourself anyways. We met at 730am at a park and right after a quick stretch and warm up we started right away… and it was basically non-stop movement for the next 2 hours. The park is also a golf course and has steep hills where families come during the winter to go sledding. Running up those hills more times than I can count was not fun in the least bit.
Overall we ran only 3.02 miles according to my Garmin for 60 minutes. But we would stop every so often to do pushups, mountain climbers, burpees, hand crawls (you know when someone holds your feet and you walk with your hands), backwards crawls, Going off the running course to sprint up some hills, more pushups, you get the point.
Towards the end of our run, my brother decided it was time for body carries. Uhm, what? Not to mention that I was the only girl there. So I figured I was going to sit this one out.
Oh the things you learn to do in the military.
But guess what? I did it. I carried my 175lb basically all muscle brother about 25 yards. I am badass. I love when you think you can’t do something, but then even you surprise yourself. That was totally worth being sore for.
Unfortunately, this wasn’t even the end of the workout. When we got back to where we parked, it was time for some weight lifting. I was ready for this because I know this is how my brother usually does these crazy Saturday morning workouts, so I brought some of my recovery formula and drank that before heading into the weights.
He made us do 3 rounds of 6 workouts, basically without stopping. Again, this must be another thing he learned from the damn military because my brother does not enjoy breaks, never mind other people taking breaks.
So the exercises included some ab stuff, sledge hammer hits into the ground, kettlebell swings, sandbag pulls, deadlifts with 2 bars. The 2 bars were 95lbs and 35lbs. The 35lb bar was meant for Olympic Snatches but I’m not strong enough for those… yet!
Then, we finally ended with 3 minutes straight of planks. I wanted to die. You try holding a plank for 3 minutes. J
When I got home, I was just so tired and felt depleted of energy.
This called for some yummy post workout food.
Are you surprised to see yet another Omlet? And for some carbs, I had a banana nut muffin my mom made!
And then since I was so exhausted, of course I had to make a Marylou’s stop.
I seriously feel so bad for all of you who don’t live in MA or haven’t experienced Marylou’s iced coffee yet. Please put it on your list of things to do before you die!
Besides that, of course I took a rest day yesterday and today I’m going right back into another crazy workout with my brother later on this afternoon. JOY
Okay, see ya later! Lots of studying to do… it’s midterm time.
What’s the toughest workout you’ve done lately?
What’s a place in your state that you absolutely love, that might not be in another state? (Ex: Marylou’s is only in MA and RI).