175,000 burpees

July 19, 2021 by Joshua
in Fitness, Freedom, Habits, SIDCHAs

My spreadsheet said I hit 175,000 burpees yesterday. I don’t record each one. I programmed in how many I do each day. I update the date and it tells me how many I’ve done. So I’ve done more, since occasionally I do extra without telling the spreadsheet.

A decade ago, I’d record what felt like big milestones like my first six months of doing them daily or the first ten thousand. Now milestones come less often. I hit 150,000 over a year ago, so my next round number, 200,000, will come around fall 2022. I’ll finish ten years this December.

Not much to say. It’s just part of what I do. If you want to know what it brings my life, this collection of past posts describe it. I can’t imagine stopping the sidcha. Why would I? It bring pure benefit at no cost.

I now more formally call them my burpee-based calisthenics since when I add more to my routine, I add other exercises and stretches, not burpees, to round out the benefit.

Over the past year I’ve added three or four new stretches since I’m trying to do a third world squat, which I’ve never done before. I started unable to get even close to squatting with my heels on the ground. Nor could I sit on my feet. My knees would scream in pain. I don’t remember when I started, but I’m able to do both now. I can almost do a yoga downward dog with my heels on the ground, which I never could before.

Stick with something daily and eventually it becomes easy.

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  1. Pingback: Burpees — unbeatable for fitness and my best habit — the series » Joshua Spodek

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