Tomorrow is my 43rd birthday. I’m not entirely sure how that can be since I feel about 17-and-a-half on the inside. I’m sure there’s been some kind of addition error, like when I calculate the weight of the barbell wrong because I’ve got the CrossFit stupids. That must be it! The universe is CrossFit drunk and is all confused about my age.
For now, I’m accepting that 43 is my actual chronological age. Here are other silly things to know about the number 43:
- It’s the 14th smallest prime number.
- It’s the atomic number for technetium, a silvery radioactive medal.
- It’s the code for international calls to Austria.
- It’s a major freeway in Wisconsin.
Anyway… aside from my lackluster strength training workout on Tuesday, I’ve been “resting” this week… which really means I slept in most mornings and didn’t get sweaty. To get back in the training groove, I ran intervals around the lake this morning – 1:00 on/1:00 off for 20 minutes, then 20-second sprints on the minute for six minutes – which reminded that I like to move. I feel like myself again!
Tomorrow morning (before I eat a slice of non-paleo, homemade coconut layer cake), I’m celebrating with a 43-ified workout – including 43 burpees… ’cause what’s a birthday without burpees?
The Melicious 43rd Birthday Workout
4X3 overhead press
4X3 back squat
43 med ball situps
4X :30 plank
Join me! Do 43 burpees tomorrow, then shoot me an email – or even better, a photo! – and let me know where you did them and how much fun it was! It will be like we all celebrated together.
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