Core

I’ve had two days off from doing my daily core workout as we were away this weekend visiting friends in Waterloo, Ontario.  As glorious as it was, I also feel a bit guilty and I have this urge now to get back to it this afternoon with Day 72.

And today is a BIG day, as it’s my first attempt at a 5 minute plank, one of the goals I had set for this whole 100 Day Challenge (click HERE).  So with that all in mind, my listening pleasure throughout it all is more live Jazz Boner in the ‘Basie In Sweden‘  album by Count Basie.

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Count Basie’s final Roulette recordings before his band would drift artistically throughout the troublesome 1960’s, these Stockholm concerts (recorded “live on the spot” at the famed Tivoli amusement park) feature Basie’s orchestra still in peak form with such soloists as trumpeter Thad Jones, trombonists Quentin Jackson and Benny Powell, Frank Wess on flute and tenor, tenorman Frank Foster, and guest trumpeter Benny Bailey.  The album also features the marvelous Louis Bellson on drums.

Highlights include ‘Good Time Blues‘, ‘Blues Backstage‘, and Irene Reid’s outing on ‘Backwater Blues‘.

I must be a total glutton for punishment as this weeks’ worth of 20 minute core routines is brutal.  The good news is that I rocked my first ever 5-minute plank.  BOOYAH!  Of course, the final minute or so was shaky but I held my ground and got ‘er done.  So that’s another 2017 goal accomplished!

Here’s to getting stronger!

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About crazytigerrabbitman

I am a fat guy and always will be in the same way they say that “once an alcoholic; always an alcoholic”. Eventually I got upset about my poor health and ballooning body frame so I decided to change things for the better. Some people sign up for Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or whatever fad diet program it is that happens to be occupying the majority of air time on the boob tube. Other people prefer to run out and purchase the latest, fold away, piece of shit being hawked by some celebrity has-been. Me? I decided to take up triathlon. I had abused my body over the years with bacon cheeseburgers, pints of beer and double-dipped donuts, and the time had now come to abuse my body with physical exertion, perseverance and hard work instead; penitence in it's purest form. The time had come to kick my ass. I am Terry Nash and I am the “fat and the furious”.
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