Alas, I have to say goodbye to summer (even though technically we still have a month and a half AND I still have a vacation planned in a few weeks to prolong it!). To celebrate my last day of summer, I went and got a pedicure and my first manicure.
I was a little nervous about putting color on them because I didn’t want to look like some crazy teacher with hot pink nails (which I chose for my toes), so the lady next to me talked me into using her nail polish. It looks brown, but its actually a peachish-pink color. Not sure how I feel about it. People at nail salons are always so friendly and chatty. I think it’s because we use the place as a reward center.
When I get up in the morning, I’ve been getting up an hour earlier and working out. I REALLY need to get into shape for the Color Run, a road race coming up, and for the half I want to do next month. And if I want to maintain my first place status in the local Horny Toad Hustle mountain bike race…I need to get riding. Part of my workout is a weight training session along with cardio.
I have learned to new words in the exercise world this week, due to the Insanity workout and elite fitness workout.
Word 1: BURPEE
Word 2: SUPERSET
I seriously thought a burpee was a blanket for babies to spew their milk on. I found out they are the jump up in the air and then hurry and do a push up type of exercise. Insanity workouts are the king of these!
According to www.wikipedia.com, it means this:
- Begin in a standing position.
- Drop into a squat position with your hands on the ground. (count 1)
- Extend your feet back in one quick motion to assume the front plank position. (count 2)
- Return to the squat position in one quick motion. (count 3)
- Jump straight into the air as high as possible. (count 4) 
Second, a superset is a set of workouts with no rest in between.
And now you are enlightened.
So goodbye, Summer of Fitness. Back to School Fitness is now in session.