Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Time for another 100 burpees at the park birthday party

How time flies when we're having fun, or not having fun.  It's a little later now and since my last reflection here at
Pierini Fitness, Father Time has given me another present, a birthday that has come and gone.  Pierini Fitness is now 68-years young and is very grateful that thus far, good fitness, health and wellness continues to be his blessing.

I must admit that I get a school letter grade of F for my effort, or lack of it, adding new and interesting content here the last year.  It's probably my worst effort in the 14 years plus that Pierini Fitness, the blog, has been in existence. I hope to do better this year than I did last year.

Until I step up to the plate, take a viewing of my 68th birthday 100 burpees in the park effort from a few days ago.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Something to be celebrated

As an older fellow still on the fitness training saddle, chasing fitness goals need to be age-adjusted for best results.  What might have been a goal in my 20’s to do 100 burpees in under seven minutes may now be do so in less than ten minutes.  This has been a goal for several years that for some strange reason, lack of patience and perseverance come to mind, has alluded me.

Until last week!

I finally completed 100 burpees in under ten minutes - nine minutes forty-seven seconds to be exact.  

While my goal has been to do 100 burpees with hands extended overhead jumps for each rep, I had to further tailor downwards my goal sans the jump.  Now that I’ve accomplished the sub-ten-minute benchmark, I’ll soon start doing burpees again with this demanding jump and see how long it’ll take me to enter sub-ten-minute land again.

Here's my recent effort:

I received an accolade from a fellow cyberspace fitness brother from a different mother who shared the following brilliant wisdom soundbite:

“Every day we’re the oldest we’ve ever been and the youngest we’ll ever be so every (fitness) personal best is something to be celebrated.”

Thank you Gus GainBros for your sage wisdom and, yes, I agree, my recent age-adjusted fitness accomplishment is something to be celebrated.

 Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum