New toy and birthday burpees


It was my birthday yesterday and my wife bought me this awesome new toy. She understands that I’m a big kid at heart and I love her dearly for it.

The board feels a lot smaller than the last one I rode simply because 1) it’s smaller and 2) I’m a lot bigger. It’s great fun though.

I also continued the birthday burpee tradition. 33 this year, or at least it would have been if I didn’t lose count and ended up doing a handful extra.

They all felt good though, or as good as burpees ever do. My strength was fine throughout, it was only my lungs that slowed me down.


Birthday burpees

I started this tradition on my 30th birthday. It’s hard for me to say exactly why, potentially because of a premature concern about middle age.

It very simple – on my birthday I do my age in burpees.

I very rarely train burpees so it is quite a nice test of my general conditioning and ability to move my body about the place.

I was 32 yesterday and got through them relatively easily, although foolishly forgot to time myself.

It actually felt a lot easier than the first year I did them. I imagine that may change as the years go on, although I will continue training to try and make the tradition as easy as possible.