The Dethrone Burlingame experiment : Day 2

23 04 2013

Day 1 of the Dethrone Burlingame Experiment came and went. If you don’t know what it is yet you can read about it here.

So, April 23 we were back at Base Camp for Day 2 and the 11:30 a.m. Boxing Class led by Jesse. I bumped into Jesse at the Starbucks on Burlingame Ave. in the morning and I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t order the glazed old-fashioned donut. Instead, he caught me eating a multi-grain bagel. And drinking that morning cup of coffee. We chatted for a bit and I have a feeling that despite having him kick my ass for a couple of weeks, we’re going to get along just fine.

Dethrone Burlingame

DAY 2:

I was late, I had to put out a fire at work that I started … and if you ever read this, I’m sorry ISAAC WANG. Really.

Jesse had told me at Starbucks that the boxing class would be small in number and he wasn’t kidding — there were three of us, Nick and Jean (hope I’m spelling that right!) — and let me tell you, those two can kick major ass. It was 35-plus minutes of non-stop madness (well, it stopped for a bit, we did this jab-cross-backstep-jab-hook-cross combo with a couple of standing jumps in between and while one of us punched, the other ones caught a bit of wind).

Moral of the story is: If you’re in a fight and you expect me to help you, well, we’re both screwed. I can’t throw a punch to save my life. But I loved the class. Jesse threw out a couple of challenging punch combos which was fun, and mixed in some bear crawls, super burpees, etc in … and by the time we got to jabbing with the weights, my shoulders were gone. Regardless, the ab work at the end is necessary and that capped off the afternoon.

Jean is definitely the MVP of the workout — that girl can get it! Wow. Such a hard worker, it’s pretty phenomenal. She said she’s been going for a month and loves the boxing class in particular. Ladies, while Jean not disclose her age, she looked great for “32” … made me look like a chump during the workouts.

Lunch Time Guilt Level: (combined with dinner last night) 3. I did aitte.

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