50,000 burpees!

January 31, 2015 by Joshua
in Exercises, Fitness, Habits

Happy Superbowl Sunday tomorrow, traditionally a day for drinking beer and eating comfort food.

By my calculations, I hit 50,000 burpees around tomorrow too. You can read about my hitting 40,000 and 30,000 before that. Still haven’t missed any since my first set of ten in December 2011.

Speaking of football food, before I exercise I think exercising will give me an excuse to eat sugary or other unhealthy food that might still taste pleasurable, but I find the opposite happens. Those foods become less appetizing.

I think a burpee takes about four seconds to do. By my calculations, 50,000 burpees comes out to about two and a third days. From one perspective that seems like a lot, but over more than three years, it doesn’t seem that much. Marathon training, with its four-hour runs, adds up to a lot more and hasn’t improved my life as much.

I’m five percent of the way to one million burpees. At this rate I won’t make that target, but I expect at least to make it into the six-digits.

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