Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day #41

Today is day #41 which brings my Burpee total to 861, not including the 72 burpees I did during my 6am WOD.  All of my burpees have been witnessed by someone - still tryin to find a better way to record them.  I want to thank Lauren and Andi for their donation to mammogramsinaction.org!!!  xoxoxo

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day #33

So, today is day #33 of my challenge. Since 33 is my favorite # I decided I would make up a WOD (workout of the day) using 3 of my favorite crossfit exercises.  I think I'm one of the few people that actually like to do wall ball shots - but I do -love 'em.  Here's how the workout went - 11 wall ball shots using a 14# ball and hitting the 10' line on the wall, then 11 sumo dead lift high pulls (SDHP) with the 55# kettle bell and finally 11 burpees... did 3 rounds of that.  I took video of it - I know I got at least 1 round and maybe some of the next before my camera stopped - I need help from some techy person to be able to film longer segments or maybe just a better camera...hmmmm.  I will do my best to get at least the one round posted. 

Don't forget to donate - mammogramsinaction.org

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day #32

Today was fun!  I did a kind of crazy longer 9am workout at Crossfit Threshold with Chris and Grace and then Grace asked me to stick around so we could partner up and do the 10am team WOD.  Of course I said I would....I have to keep up with these young people.  So after workout #2, I mentioned having to do my 32 burpees and asked if she wanted to join me.  Well there are such awesome people at my crossfit, that the whole class ended up staying and doing 32 burpees with me!!! Total count now is -528!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

yesterday was day #28 which brought my burpee total to 406....I'm having a hard time posting the video for some reason - hopefully I will figure it out soon.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

This was day #17 (October 1, 2011)  with Maddy (6)!! Don't mind the 8 year old in the background at the end in his boxers who claims he was not picking his nose!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Burpees 4 Boobs

I am going to use this blog to journal online and keep track of my Burpees throughout the year.  For any of you that do not know, I lost my mother to breast cancer at the young age of 52 after a 2 year battle with the disease.  When I turned 30 I had to fight with my insurance to get them to cover a mammogram despite the family history and the fact that I had 4 children and wanted to be proactive with my health.  I decided to do this year long challenge to raise funds for a non-profit organization called "Mammograms in Action" which helps low income and uninsured people get mammograms.  Please pass the word around and help support this cause -http://www.mammogramsinaction.org/ .  I  started this journey on September 15, 2011 which would have been my mother's 62 birthday.  I did 1 burpee on that day and have added one burpee every day since.  Today I will be doing 26 burpees bringing the total to 351.  After this year long journey I will have done 67, 161!!! It sounds horrible....trust me, I know but compared to the daily struggle people go through (that my mother went through) living with cancer it's nothing!   I will be posting videos throughout the year for accountability.  Thank you for your support.

Here are 4 of the last 25 days.  Days #1, #2, #12 (best part is Vanessa's cheer at the end) and day #16 w/Vanessa.  I have been documenting all of my burpees and these are all in addition to any burpess that are part of my regular crossfit WODs.