Smell likes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle spirit (ORL)

As many of you know, we like high fives around here. We like the affirmation, eye contact, and the energy transfer they create. There’s nothing better than a well-timed “You got this!” and a deliberate hand slap as you sprint those last few yards or deliver a solid partner push up. This week, we took our high fives to the local parking structure to gain a speck of elevation and get our “hill training” on insofar as central Florida is concerned.

Many of us were clad in all black (thanks for keeping up with the socials, guys!), and began by bowing to our sensei and trying out the #ninjaslap game that is all the rage. A strategic, choreographed ballet it was not- but we quickly moved to the main event and muscled through a partner workout that consisted of plank toe taps, kick sits, partner push ups, and back-to-back plank claps amid quick laps up the ramp to the second level of the structure.

Even though we tried to stay incognito and silent, we still passed out the appropriate number of high fives that kept our spirits high in that concrete jungle we called home for the day. Dyani and I are proud of everyone for getting out of their comfort zones and incorporating a little bit of incline training in our workouts.


  • Get on the Strava activity platform and log miles during the Run it Forward challenge, presented by Brooks Running! From now, all the way up to June 5, when you run at least 21 miles and post them on Strava, Brooks will donate gear to high school runners in need. Let’s get this partnership off on the right foot and make a difference in the running community- and to join, click here:
  • Don’t forget to post your #MayHW pictures and videos on the facebook social page! It’s a daily push up challenge (the current date + 10) leading towards a cool prize giveaway at the end of the month for the most creative and entertaining submissions.
  • The CommUnity Rainbow Run 4.9k (benefitting the onePULSE Foundation) is coming up on June 8, and so is your chance to get the coveted limited edition rainbow tag. More details next week, but here’s a link to sign up!
  • If you missed last week’s #guestblog, click here to see what our very own Todd chose to say with his platform.
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