2:19 of Pure Inspiration

I decided this morning that due to soreness, tiredness, PMS, and a desire to la-la-la in bed with a book that tomorrow would be an excellent opportunity to take a rest day. Then I saw this.

Now I’m torn. Box jumps, kettlebell swings, and double-unders? Or Dick Francis, A/C, and Smudge?

Thanks, Stephy!

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  • Ehsa says:

    Yikes! Moto times 10 or what! Love it … thanks for this post: my routine is nowhere near as, um, challenging, but it's my deal, and this made me WANT to do it! (Are we ever going to have another Smupdate?)

  • Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan says:

    Hey, Ehsa! Isn't that a great video? I hadn't seen that one before yesterday. I loved it!

    Rest assured, there will be more Smupdates.

  • Cindy says:

    Just found your blog and subscribed! Then I saw this video – ouch – I'm pretty sure I would seriously hurt myself!

  • Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan says:

    Cindy, that might the silliest comment I've ever gotten on this blog. Are you familiar with or interested in CrossFit — or are you just trying to lure us all over to your site? Not being a smart ass; I'm really curious. 'Cause CrossFit is one of the best things you could do for yourself.