Memorial Day – so much more than just the start of summer!!!

Today’s 43 took a standard move (the push-up) and used it in a whole new way (at least for me!!).  I did Frog Push-ups!!!

To do these, start with your legs bent at 90 with just your toes on the ground.  Hands are in normal push-up position.  The only thing that really moves are your arms when you bend your elbows down.

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This was a fun 43 and I loved the extra shoulder benefit of this push-up!!!

Today I finally started a program that I have put off for close to 2 years – Insanity Asylum. I’ve done Insanity a couple of times (the entire 60 day program) but it’s been awhile.  These programs have the names they do for a reason – they are intense and not for the weak of heart!!!  I can tell that I lost a lot of conditioning the past month so I figured the Asylum would be just the thing to push me!!!

Today was just the first assessment or Fit Test.  25 minutes with a very short warm-up, 9 different drills for 1 minute each and a short cool down.  A lot of these moves were new to me because it takes a more traditional move and combines it with some agility training!!  Not easy!!!  Gonna have to work hard this month!!

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Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, not to be confused with  Veterans Day which celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.Screen shot 2013-05-26 at 7.34.17 PM

On Memorial Day the United States flag is raised to the top of the staff and then  lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains  until noon. Flag - half mast It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.  The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.  (from Wikipedia)US Flag We might not all know someone personally who has lost their life while serving our country,  but we can still honor the memory of all who have fought for our country and given their lives.Screen shot 2013-05-26 at 7.34.36 PMIt is also a day that the families who have lost a member (or members) should be remembered since they have made a huge sacrifice for our country.Screen shot 2013-05-26 at 7.33.29 PMSo, whether you are spending the day on the lake, at the ballpark or just hanging out with friends, family and good food – take a few minutes to remember all the many military members who have given their lives for the freedom that we often take for granted!!!Screen shot 2013-05-26 at 7.33.55 PM

Happy Memorial Day!!

Kim

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