SNACK TIME! Everybody gets a grape!
I went a little bonkers over the weekend with my Lego Simpsons minifigures. But with good reason.. I EARNED IT! In July, I started the Bowflex Summer Strong Challenge, a 30-day program designed to increase your strength training. I gave myself an incentive to complete the program: only after doing all 30 days could I build the Lego Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart that I had been drooling over for months.
Well, I finished the challenge (and it was fun!), so on Saturday, I got to work building. The Lego Kwik-E-Mart is no joke – it has 2,179 pieces, and the manual is 254 pages. I knew it was going to take me a long time, so I set aside most of the entire day – after going to the gym, of course (it was leg day). I started at 2pm… and snapped the last brick into place 11 hours later, at 1am.
MARATHON LEGO SESSION! I was geeking out the entire time. I’m a huge fan of both Lego and The Simpsons, and they incorporated so many awesome details and references to the show. I tweeted dozens of photos (go to my feed and scroll down) and broadcasted updates throughout the day on Periscope (I’m ‘keepitupdavid’ on there, too!).
Here’s a little photo tour of the Kwik-E-Mart:
After 11 hours on my bum, I was ready to be active again. So on Sunday, I met my friend Madeleine and we worked out at one of my favorite venues, the Hillside Theatre on the Occidental College campus (see lots of pics here). It’s a Greek-style outdoor theater, with tons of stairs up eight different aisles, and Madeleine and I ran them, did drills, ran them more, and did push-ups and sit-ups. Oh – and it was nearly 100 degrees out, so we stayed in the shade as much as possible. I finished the workout with three sprints up the longest aisle (74 steps), and we Periscoped them. I did all three sprints between 17.9 and 18.9 seconds (nice consistency!) and it was fun to do them while people watched live. I brought a gallon of water with me, and by the end of that workout, most of it was gone.
Monday was a rest day… well deserved!
Keep it up, David!