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Ninja Warrior/I Try πŸ˜

I’m sore as hell ya’ll, and I blame American Ninja Warrior.

It all started on the 4th of July. The D-man and I had just discovered/binge watched American Ninja Warrior, and then we drank a little , watched the fireworks, saw a mini-horse chariot, and drank a little  more. Don’t judge! It was the first 4th of July that we’d had off together in seven years.

Cool, cool, but the fun was only beginning.

When we got back home, we returned to our American Ninja Warrior marathon, and that’s when I had a “brilliant idea”. 

Derek has a chin-up bar mounted above the door in our spare bedroom, so I decided to “beast” it. That’s when I rediscovered that I have the upper-body strength of a newborn baby…bobbly head and all. I can literally do zero pull-ups. I scaled the wall with my legs while singing my original “American Ninja Warrior” song, and managed to get my head above the bar, but Derek says it doesn’t count. Maybe it doesn’t, but my song is awesome, and it goes a little something like this…American Ninja Warrior, American Ninja Warrior, American Ninja WARRIOR! I don’t exactly know where my amazing lyric writing inspiration came from. The words just flowed.😝

Since the 4th, I’ve tried to do a pull-up everyday, to no avail. I am very competitive by nature, so this freaking kills me! The pull-up bar taunts me, and I won’t rest until I make it to the top, with or without a little liquid courage.

And for the rest of us, enjoy this video from “The Try Guys”, via Buzzfeed. They try too!

I will be at the beach for the next few days, but I promise I’ll catch up just as soon as we’re back.

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12 thoughts on “Ninja Warrior/I Try πŸ˜

  1. I found out my severe lack of upper body strength when my daughter thought it’d be fun to toss our kayak in the ocean 40 ft from shore and I couldn’t get back in. She even tried going under and pushing me in but I couldn’t keep the kayak steady to even do that! It turned out to be hilarious.

    • Oh man, thanks for sharing! I like to think I’m a strong kayaker, but I’ve only kayaked on a lake. I’m sure I’d be done for if I tried it on the ocean. Glad you made it back to shore!

  2. First, we love that show! It’s been a family fav for a few years now. And second, have you ever been able to do pull ups? I can’t, and I’m sort of glad cause then there’s no pressure to be any more badass than I already am. 😜. JK!

    • Haha! You are pretty badass, lady. I remember having lots of chicken fights on monkey bars, so I must have had upper body strength at some point in my youth!

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