It’s back to school day! Hip Hip Hooray. A time for parents to rejoice — routine returns, kids are busy, money isn’t thrown out the window with weekly camp tuition.  I can actually predict what time I need to pick up the kids — instead of the wonky camp times.  Am I hiding my excitement too much?

It’s also bittersweet — hard to believe summer is already over. It sure went out with a bang – earthquakes, hurricanes and a very close call car accident this past week.  My kids are growing up so fast before my eyes. I clearly remember their first days of life and now they are little independent buggers wanting little to do with their momma. Life isn’t fair in some ways — but I do enjoy getting to know them and reliving some of the things that I loved and did when I was growing up.

Just because school is back — doesn’t mean it’s time to slack on my workouts.  Up and out the door I went. This one was very cardio/endurance centric. And that means FUN! yeah right.

100 jump ropes
10 good mornings
10 whirly birds
10 push ups
10 ring dips
10 cobra stretches

5 Rounds For Time
12 Front Squats #135/95
12 Pull Ups
12 Burpees
400 Meter Run
time: 25:09

I started with 95# for my first round but it became clear that I was not going to be able to sustain it for 5 rounds. I dropped down to 65# and did jumping pull ups. You do what you gotta do —