I hadn’t done this in awhile, and because I didn’t make it to the gym, I decided to do a quick warm up at home and do something uncomfortable. So.. why not 100 burpees for time? It had been over a year since I timed myself.
I tied my shoes, put on some obnoxious music, did my warm ups and stretches, and went for it. I finished 50 in 4:17, which is 33 seconds faster than the last time I did 50. I went on to finish my second set of 50, and my final time was 9:13, 1:43 faster than the last time!
I totally pushed myself too. I was dripping with sweat, counting the numbers backward, out loud, and grunting and making questionable noises and all. I didn’t care. I kept going.
When I was on my last one, I said loudly “Last One!!!!” I was verbally cheering myself on. AMAZING. Instead of the negative self talk I’ve given myself the pleasure of dealing with my entire life, here I was, cheering my SELF on. Come on, Alicia.. 25! (oomph, back on the floor) 24! (grunt, groan, come on.. keep going, 23!
I probably even said Time! when I was done, but I don’t remember. That’s just engrained in me now.
I grabbed my water, and my phone, and laid down in the driveway. So nice. So glad I did that. So happy it was over.