A fast start to the day, marking Xochitl’s 38th birthday. In 5 min., then 4 min., then 3 min., as far as you can get in the sequence: 200 yd. run, 38 push-ups, 38 squats, 38 dips.  Rest 1 min. between efforts, start with the run each time.

If you missed this one and want to get in a mid-week rocket fuel booster shot of hot & fresh, close the office door right now, set the timer on your phone, and do this: In 5 min., then 4 min., then 3 min., as far as you can get in the sequence: 50 mountain climbers, your age in push-ups, your age in squats, your age in push presses if you have dumbbells, chair dips if you don’t.  1 min. rest between efforts, start with the mountain climbers each time.  If you finish the sequence before the 5 minutes is up, take the balance of the time as extra rest.  As you get up there in reps, you can either get unhappy about how old you are, or grateful for each year in your life that rep represents.

So you’ll go to your next meeting/class/appointment a little sweaty. So what. Your colleagues/co-workers/client should be so lucky.