Wednesday 11.20.13


3 rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
50 Body surfers
50 Butterfly sit-ups

Compare to 11.20.12

It’s my birthday!!

I am 35 years old today and I feel great! I am so happy with what I have accomplished so far physically and so excited for what I have yet to achieve. My husband and I just competed in our first Spartan race. We did the Spartan Beast in Sacramento. It was 13.6 miles completely run through a cattle ranch (felt like hopscotch) and 26 obstacles. I had never done anything like this but because of my last 3 years of HIIT training, I was not intimidated at all. If we failed an obstacle, we had to do 30 burpees. I did fail 2 obstacles: the rope climb and the javelin throw (my javelin reached the target but didn’t stick) so I had to do both sets of 30 burpees wet, muddy, and back to back. Good thing I am so well practiced because I breezed through them like a pro and then refused to fail another obstacle the entire race. We finished the race in 3:59:00 and I placed 25 out of 550 girls and 75 overall out of 2,200 racers. I am determined to not fail the rope climb when I do this race again next year but even my hubby failed the javelin so I’m not too worried about that. It felt so good to be along side women who were younger than me and surely had less kids than me or no kids at all, who seemed in intimidatingly good shape, struggle or fail the obstacles that I was able to complete because of our WODs. 
Bring on 35! I am more than ready!! Go Hiit Mamas!!

no caffeine
no soda 
fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce sugar intake 
3 glasses of water a day


  1. 21:00 as RX'd
    Outdoor workout (37 degrees but with wind chill it was 28)

  2. 15:05 2 min high knees in place of run. Happy birthday!

  3. 22:59
    Outside workout- I loved it Denise!
    23 sec faster than October!
    Happy Birthday Jenni 🙂

  4. 23:36 as RX'd

    Only 20 seconds faster than 10.15 but I'll take it!

    Great workout. Must admit I was pretty relieved to see there were no pull-ups or squats of any kind today!

  5. 31:45
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a great day!
    Thank you for all your time you put into this blog!

  6. what?! no birthday burpees? 😉
    happy birthday jenni! hope it's a wonderful day and your family spoils you rotten!

    subbed 2 min of running in place for the real running everything else rx'd.

  7. I am new to this! Today is my first day and I am hoping that I can really stick to this. I usually give up on everything. My time was 28:07:52.
    I ran around my house for 4 minutes in place of the 800 meter run.

  8. 29:37

    Happy Birthday Jenni! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Have a wonderful day with your gorgeous family.

    Kathy – you can do it! Take it a day at a time.

  9. 22:40 as rx'd
    A little over a min. faster than my time in October.

    4 mile run

    Happy Birthday Jenni! I hope your day is awesome!

  10. 31:45 compared to 28:37 and 29:27
    Recovering from a sinus infection. Yuck.

  11. Hiit mamas northglenn
    Shawntae bx on chair 28:53
    Robyn 33
    Karissa wo last set su 30
    Sharadee bx chair 28:59 bicycles for su
    Lauren 35:45

  12. Ran 4 miles


    Ran on treadmill

    Happy Birthday Jenni! Thank you for all your hard work to keep your website going.

  13. 24:50. Felt slow and I even cheated and did half on the last round. Note to self…don't take 5 months off again.

    1. And happy birthday!!! Thank you for this website. It's awesome and cruel at the same time.

  14. 20:51… Pushing the girls in the jogger for the run. Beat my last entry at 21:13 which is amazing since I had a 24 hr stomach bug and was sick all yesterday!!

  15. 17:29
    Runs were more like 600 instead of 800 (pressed for time and baby napping…didn't want to stray too far from home)

  16. 3 min faster than last time with same running distance!

  17. Great story Jenni. 35 will do you well!
    18:28 did 400m instead of 800m due to knee rehab 🙂

  18. 24:23

    Happy Birthday, Jenni! Have a wonderful YOU day! =)

  19. 20:47
    In the rain and loved it!
    Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!

  20. 24:55
    Split back raises and sit-ups into 25 twice. .5 mile run

    1st day back in months! Happy birthday!

  21. 23:49 compared to 24:55
    Birthdays are the best! Enjoy yours Jenni! I love when women are proud of their ages.

  22. 31:06 as rx'd. Happy Birthday Jenni! Hope you had a fantastic day. Here's to another year of amazing HIITMAMAS workouts!

  23. 35:50 First time running since I hurt my knee last January. Little timid about it, but it seems fine. Yea!

    Happy birthday, Jenni! I hope you've had a great day, and that you'll have an even better evening!

  24. Had timer issues & thought I cleared it. Roughly 30 minutes. Felt pretty good running tonight

  25. 26:24 w/ butterfly crunches for sit ups. My weak post-baby body can't handle that many real sit ups yet.

    Happy Birthday!

  26. 24:35 only two rounds
    Runs 850 meters
    Feeling weak after being sick 🙁

  27. Happy Birthday Jenni, you are a God-send.
    As for this workout, 19:07. Subbed 400 jump rope for each 800 m.

  28. 23:18 as RX'd and additional 1.5 miles run for warm up/cool down and extra.

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