My lack of posts over the weekend was inspired by a last minute trip to Upstate New York to visit Lindsey and her family. While it was an awesome weekend, filled with great food, fun people and some great sights, I ended up changing my programming around to be much, much, well, easier. I found that I was really fatigued, run down, and right at the brink of being over trained. So, I decided to tone back on the workouts over the weekend and just get some basic work in. On Friday I worked on handstand push ups, muscle ups, buterfly pull ups and the new standard burpees. Felt good all around, except for the handstand push ups (a LOT more on this tomorrow!). Saturday, after a crazy long drive up to Norwich, NY (somewhere in the middle of upstate NY), Lindsey and I hit a sweet park for a bit of fun.
I worked on much of the same stuff as Friday after Lindsey and I traversed the crazy jungle gym for about 30 minutes or so (it's freaking awesome to be a kid every now and then!). My muscle ups felt better, and I was able to work a few of the 30" box jumps as well, felt real good. All around I was feeling good about all the skills needed for the coming Regionals.
The remainder of the weekend time was spent hanging with Lindsey's awesome family and having some good times! The first was Saturday night when we all drove into town to hang with a collection of Lindsey's family from her Moms side. After a bit of time there, Lindsey and I went to hang with a couple of her cousins and friends, this ended up being all sorts of entertaining into the early hours of Sunday morning. Then, on Sunday, we drove out to Ithaca, check out out Cornell (my dad went there, as well as Lindsey's dad and youngest bro). We then parked up at a trail head for Taughannock Falls and hiked the ridge trail around until we got to see the awesome vision of the 215 foot falls. From there it was off to Lindsey's fam on her ads side for some grilling and chilling into the early evening!
After that, we drove out to Syracuse to catch a Sky Chiefs baseball game (Nationals triple A team) so I could catch up with my good friend and old client Josh Wilkie. He's been tearing it up at that level for a while and I am hopeful to see him down in DC very, very soon! It was awesome to be able to catch up with him, he;s a damn good guy and it was great to talk with him for a while. And to top it all off, he pitched an inning and two thirds and did awesome!
Early Monday morning I took the long drive back to the DC area and chilled through the rest of Monday. Fired up the grill and fired up some food for my pops!
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