Monday, July 22, 2013

Santa Cruz Weekend

This past weekend I hit the boardwalk with Jenn and our friends from CF 209 Sport in Stockton.  It's been at least 10 years since I've been to this Northern California landmark, and it brought back some great memories.  The best part was that not much had changed.  The Giant Dipper is still screaming along, the log ride is still soaking passengers, and the carnival style food still smells just as good as it did in my youth.  During the day we played a pretty solid game of 4 on 4 football in which I felt fast, strong, and well conditioned.  It's nice when training translates to real life.

Jenn and I also created a mini WOD on the beach using a climbing rope I had in the trunk and an empty garbage can.  We filled the can about a third of the way with sand so it wouldn't tip over, then wrapped the rope around the base.  For 10 minutes we proceeded to pull the trash can in like an anchor, do 10 squat jumps, and then walking lunge the rope back out to the start position.  More than anything this torched the lower back and hamstrings.  Maneuvering and trying to get footing in the deep sand is always challenging.

During the evenings we took it easy and Gabe and Kirstie's beach house, telling stories and drinking beers.  All in all it was a great weekend away from the regular pace of life.

Attached is a video of the workout.  Had a little fun with the X Ray filter...

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