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502: Cassiano Laureano, part 1: The world record for most burpees in an hour

on August 30, 2021 in Podcast

When I read about Cassiano setting the world record for most burpees in an hour–951—I knew I had to meet him. Though I’ve maxed out at a mere 370 in a day, I did most of them in under three hours. Still dramatically slower than Cassiano, but I’ve kept my streak unbroken for about ten years. I had to learn his motivation, his obstacles, how he overcame the obstacles, his[…] Keep reading →

502: Cassiano Laureano, part 1: The world record for most burpees in an hour

on August 30, 2021 in Podcast

When I read about Cassiano setting the world record for most burpees in an hour–951—I knew I had to meet him. Though I’ve maxed out at a mere 370 in a day, I did most of them in under three hours. Still dramatically slower than Cassiano, but I’ve kept my streak unbroken for about ten years. I had to learn his motivation, his obstacles, how he overcame the obstacles, his[…] Keep reading →

Food poisoning and burpees nearly as hard as after a marathon

on August 5, 2021 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

Meeting myself as I did yesterday and today happens once every couple of years. It turns out the wild blueberries I thought I was picking were black nightshade. Black nightshade apparently comes in edible and toxic varieties and I seem to have eaten the toxic kind. First things first. If you see these adorable looking berries, I recommend thinking twice. It was hard for me to type the word adorable[…] Keep reading →

175,000 burpees

on July 19, 2021 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[…] Keep reading →

After ten years, pushing 50, burpees are getting harder

on April 12, 2021 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

I remember the first time I saw an old person doing burpees. Her body didn’t have the flexibility or strength to do them how a younger person could. When I started mine, around 40 years old, I knew I couldn’t do them like guy in his thirties or twenties. I didn’t think about how they’d feel later. Over the years, as I’ve grown stronger and with experience, I’ve added to[…] Keep reading →

Year 10, day 1 of daily burpees (about 163,000 and counting)

on December 22, 2020 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs, Tips

Today begins my tenth year of daily burpees, not one day missed. My spreadsheet says I’ve done over 163,000 of them. I have yet to spend one penny doing them. Since I consider them something I do instead of TV, I’ve saved time doing them too. The activity continues to evolve in its meaning and value to me, always increasing, but mostly I think of them, along with the rest[…] Keep reading →

My first time biking 100 miles in a day since the 80s (then 51 burpees)

on September 24, 2020 in Fitness, SIDCHAs, Stories

I can’t believe how much today’s ride tired me out. I’ll only post the high-level details before going to sleep. I recently got a new used bike—a touring bike designed to carry enough to go bike camping. The summer between high school and college, a friend and I rode from Philadelphia to Bar Harbor, Maine and back—about 1,500 miles. For years I used bikes as my main commuting vehicles, until[…] Keep reading →

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