Less Than Great

trailmix Workout? Great. Diet?… Meh. I ate all the right stuff except for one major indulgence. Last week in a moment of weakness I bought some trail mix from Whole Foods called ‘Chocolate Stampede’ that contains a bunch of milk chocolate disks and some white chocolate chips. Let’s just say after I got done with it today it is now just plain ‘Stampede’. The workout, however, was awesome. A solid 20 minutes of nearly unbearable suffering:

Round 1:  1 pull up, 1 burpee, 1 box jump, 1 dead lift @ 85% of your max
Round 2:  2 pull ups, 2 burpees, 2 box jumps, 1 dead lift
Round 3:  3 pull ups, 3 burpees, 3 box jumps, 1 dead lift
Round 4….

…continue adding a rep to those exercises every round for 20 minutes. I completed 13 rounds. Ouch! After we recovered a bit someone turned to me and said, “That was a great workout. I never want to do that again.”

I taught my first skills class tonight! Back squat and overhead squat. The two guys were great and made it really easy. I am really looking forward to being a trainer.


  1. katie Said,

    September 13, 2010 @ 10:17 pm

    Sounds like the workout canceled out the chocolate stampede. Sounds grueling but fun!

  2. Julie Petro Said,

    September 14, 2010 @ 7:34 am

    Laughing at “Stampede”! In trail mix like that there’s a hierarchy of food items: chocolate is always at the top. Sunflower seeds at the bottom. If they even get eaten, that is.

    Congrats on your first skills class. That WOD sucked but the thing it left me with was the realization I need to drink a LOT more water than I do.

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