Time To Get In Shape?

by Kimberly A. Cook       (Twitter@ WarriorTales)

Remember those ropes that hung from the ceiling during phys ed in grade school? We were supposed to get up the damn things. With a growth spurt and weenie biceps, those ropes were my enemy. My technique was to jump as high as I could, try not to slip down the rope too quickly, then just hang there like a stuck monkey.

Army basic training years later taught me to do push ups and I found my biceps. However, if we don’t use them, they turn to mush. Was trolling on YouTube and happened to stumble upon this obstacle course double-cam video following a Naval Special Warfare Instructor through the SWCC obstacle course. The SWCC (“swick”), Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman, are the guys who get the Navy SEALs in and out and they have the coolest toys, er boats. Check this out and try not to get exhausted watching. No more whining for the rest of us on the treadmill! Happy Quirky Friday!


Filed under Quirky Fridays

2 responses to “Time To Get In Shape?

  1. Perfect description of the dreaded rope in PE class. Hated it. And after watching this vid, the treadmill will have to wait. I’m too exhausted. (:

  2. Janet

    I was sharing memories of PE class last night over dinner with my sister! From the dreaded rope to being pushed off the side of the pool by Mr. A! No wonder we hated PE!

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