If had a kettlebell, I would have used it. I would have used it to smash the mirror. I would have used it to smash the mirror into MILLIONS of pieces and then I would have jumped on those pieces and screamed big SCREAMS! Yaaaawwwwpppp!!!! (Yep, I just quoted Dead Poets Society). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNnDM_AUw24 This week … Continue reading If I only had a kettlebell…
Our friend Christian is great. He's our favorite for many reasons: he's super funny, his wife is cool as hell (hi, Danielle!), he's got the best attitude ever, and he gives stellar hugs. Oh, and when he plans on Saturday, we're guaranteed to have a super intense workout filled with crazy break-dancing-esque moves. This past … Continue reading When Christian Plans a Workout…
Mid-winter is full of traditions. Holidays, time off work, and resolutions for the coming calendar year. One tradition our crew maintains is the Year-End Workout—believe me, this sucker deserves to be capitalized. This year, the workout took us approximately 2:10-2:15 to complete. Everyone who'd done it the previous year improved their time. Abe went from … Continue reading Year-End Workout: Finishing the Year Right
What can you do for one mile? I was amazed when I ran my first mile. That happened somewhere between couch to 5K attempt numbers 2 and 3. The challenges keep coming across my plate. On Labor Day I attempted, with Denise and Porridge Joe (GoRuck veteran), a one mile overhead carry. My chosen burden a … Continue reading Walk(s) of Strain
Where have we been you ask? You name it, it's probably happened to our group. Busy summer schedules, endless doctor appointments, work commitments, moving responsibilities... It's life and sometimes it gets in the way of a normal routine. We at Almost Abs have had very chaotic schedules the past few weeks with very few group workouts … Continue reading Life… Sometimes it gets in the way
OK, so the monkey bars are a minor element of this four-station conditioning workout, but I couldn't resist the alliteration. Give me a break. This morning I managed to drag my husband out of the house and get him to work out with the crazies. He hasn't come along to a Saturday workout for approximately … Continue reading Monkey Bar Mayhem!
Our Saturday workouts during the summer are always rain or shine. Lightening, though, will typically keep us indoors and result in a cancelled workout. Sad, yes, but safety is important. This Saturday at 6:30, we were meant to meet up at lock and dam #1 by Minnehaha Park. The weather had other plans and a … Continue reading Hill Repeats