Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’… For Burpees

Yes, back in the day, I played Laurie in “Oklahoma” and had the dubious honor of opening the show with an a cappellaOh, what a beautiful morning… oh, what a beautiful day…

I was thinking of that song this morning while Dave and I huffed/puffed our way through a bunch o’ burpees at the park where, you might recall, one lap equals 490 meters.

Our workout:
2 laps + 10 burpees
1 lap + 15 burpees
1/2 lap + 20 burpees
1/4 lap + 25 burpees
My time: 20 minutes, give or take

This is the first time in weeks that I’ve done two days of training in a row, and it felt great. Awesome! Wheeee! I was a little reluctant to peel myself out of bed this morning, but by the time we started the second lap around the park, I felt Good.

I got a beautiful feeeee-ling… everything’s going my way…

P.S. Thanks to CrossFit Central for the workout that inspired this one.

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  • Emily Jane Baker says:

    Melissa! You played Laurie in Oklahoma! Thats amazing! When and where? Do you still do theater?:)

  • Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan says:

    Ha! I was Laurie when I was a senior in high school. I was a big singing nerd: county chorus, school musicals, even played a maid in a Civic Opera product of Annie in Reading, PA.

    After high school, I stopped doing on-stage drama and just played the piano at home… then a few years ago, I started playing keys and singing in bands in Austin.

  • ~Melisa says:

    Awesome! Thanks for posting that song. My mom used to belt out that tune in the mornings to get me out of bed.
    What a workout! Sounds fun…in a punishing kind of way.

  • Anniebug, bugger or BUG. says:

    Oooo ahhhh that is a great WOD. I'm going to vault that one for a day at the track for sure. Don't mind if I do…



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