Every minute on the minute for 7 minutes perform:

10 burpees

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2x through:

100 tap down crunches
100 side ups R
100 side ups L
100 superman back ext
50 reverse KB wood choppers R 25/35
50 reverse KB wood choppers L 25/35

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Every minute on the minute for 7 minutes perform:

10 burpees


Workout Notes:

  • NEVER clap a burpee. Clapping a burpee causes gobal warming. Clapped burpees cause the price of gas to go up. Clapping burpees cause airlines to charge extra fees and to decr leg room on flights. Every time you clap a burpee, somewhere in the world, a kitten dies. All of this is indisputable.  
  • Burpee: King of All Exercises
  • If those sideups are too easy - weight them 15/20.

Musings ...

Mite or Might? 

The pic below is of my new favorite thing. It's a mite. An actual bronze mite, also known as a Lepton (meaning small). It's a coin minted by Alexander Jannaeus king of Judaea 103-76 BC. and still in circulation at the time of Christ. I found it at the KellyAnnie booth (Kelly S. is a Peep!) at Craft Lake City last weekend at the Galivan Center.

Kelly is an amazing artist. She found several "mites" and crafted them into sterling pendants to wear. Check out her site. She has amazing stuff and her art has soul!  

I'm enchanted by the damn thing. Seriously captivated by it. Before owning this, I thought it was pretty damn cool when I found a 1947 penny once. Thought to myself, "Man! 1947 ... can you imagine all the places this thing has been in the last 70 years?" 

What charmed me most about this coin was it's meaning. Did you ever hear the story of the widow's mite? 

From Wikipedia

The Lesson of the widow's mite is presented in the Synoptic Gospels (Mark 12:41-44Luke 21:1-4), in which Jesus is teaching at the Temple in Jerusalem. The Gospel of Mark specifies that two mites (Greek lepta) are together worth a quadrans, the smallest Roman coin. A lepton was the smallest and least valuable coin in circulation in Judea, worth about six minutes of an average daily wage.[2]

In the story, a widow donates two small coins, while wealthy people donate much more.[3]Jesus explains to his disciples that the small sacrifices of the poor mean more to God than the extravagant, but proportionately lesser, donations of the rich.[3]

I'm not sure how all the scholars have interpreted this story, but I do know what it has always meant to me. To me, it has always meant 2 things: 

  1. You should give ALL YOU HAVE to what is most important. 
  2. All you have - will be enough.

I don't typically like to wear jewelry around my neck. I never have (except for during a couple confusing months in my 30's), but I keep marveling at this thing. As I look at it, I'm continually reminded of what's most important to me (it's actually a bunch of whos). Then, I'm reminded of the importance of giving my all. After that, it feels sweet to realize that my all, no matter how feeble and weak, might just be enough.

Now, I can't imagine ever taking it off.  

        

Back when this thing was minted, "perfectly round" wasn't really a thing yet. 

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