You may remember me talking about Burbathlon before and the unusually mild weather we’ve had this past week let me get out and give it a try again. I decided to do live tweets with photos as I went along (though I wish I had turned on the Add Location feature). I had written up various exercises with links in a Memo on my Blackberry so I could cut and paste the tweets; still it took up time I should have been putting into working out harder. I don’t apologize for the fun I had, though. I’ve marked the exercises I did on the map from Endomondo at their approximate locations. Have a look at the descriptions below.
1.) The trail is gravel till here, but I run up the hill to get into the more forested area. See the tweet.
2.) I did a balance beam routine down this log. See the tweet.
4.) This pic didn’t turn out so well (maybe next time I’ll bring a real camera instead of my Blackberry), but it’s Incline Pushups against the fence. Not the most challenging but I had done a 100 Pushups workout (Week 4, Day 1) prior to heading outside so there! See the tweet.
5.) Next I did Single Leg Squats while holding onto the lamppost. This area has benches and tables and little fences that I use for Box Jumps, Squats and other exercises. Maybe next time, more. I realized I was running long with all the tweeting and picture taking, so I started to head back from here. See the tweet.
6.) This tree looks climbable with a good run-up and jump. It is not, at least to me. #FAIL. See the tweet.
7.) The trail seems to be used by mountain bikers/BMXers. That doesn’t stop me from jumping off or over these on foot! See the tweet.
8.) I found a tree I could climb (it was leaning at an angle against another tree. As any cat can tell you, the hard part is getting back down! See the tweet.
So that was a successful (albeit short and sweet) Burbathlon. With the new snow, it’s going to be a little challenging to do these, but I hope to post more of them in the future.