Daily Dose of Doug-
There is no better teaching tool to find your limits than SUFFERFEST. It is hard, yet when you are surrounded by fellow sufferers, the motivation to Jump out of your Comfort Zone is easy to find. Today we added six Hill Sprints to the list (see list below). The coaches all jumped into the fray to push the campers, but to also push their limits. I, myself, was humbled today as I jumped in with the twelve year-olds and was beaten soundly a couple times. But as one 12 year-old said to me as I walked back down for more punishment, “It’s all right Coach, you were really pushing it.” That made me feel great and motivated to do more.
We finished our 100,000th Burpee today together at the start of SUFFERFEST. You can watch our last five Burpees to get us to 100,00 here: https://youtu.be/lsSRa1eF1z8 We then did 100 more each totaling 5700 more!!! Thanks to all of the families and athletes who supported our Challenge. We were successful in every way. We will make our $5,000 goal easily! We did 100,000 Burpees. And we educated the Campers the importance of Giving Back. You can still donate here: https://www.crowdrise.com/ELITEAMBurpeeChallenge
See you all tomorrow. Looks like we may have our first indoor ELITEAM Olympics! Always Jumping out of our Comfort Zone!
MEMORABLE MOMENTS from the Staff-
– Overheard at sufferfest: “WE’RE NOODLING” ‘My arms are noodling!!’
– Justin – “I’m so getting seconds.”
“I’m so ready to get my plank on” -Taylor Stockwell
– It was great to see Colter and Eric’s push-ups actually get better as they did more during sufferfest today. It was also fun to watch Jimmy leave Doug in the dust during hill sprints a few minutes later.
What was the best part of Sufferfest… and what was the toughest?
Emma- The best part was hill sprints and river walk. The hardest was push-ups.
Abi- Best- river walk. Toughest- burpees.
Caroline- River walk and duck race were best. Pushups were hard.
Zoe- Hill sprints were the best. Pushups were the worst.
Lily- The best part was the tuck jumps. The toughest was pushups.
Alex P- River walk because we got wet and cooled off. Finishing off Sufferfest with tuck jump. They took a while.
Justin- River walk because it cooled me off. Hill sprints because it knocks the wind out of you.
What did you think of Sandpits today? What is the key to having a good run?
Emma- The sandpits were really fun. The key is keeping up momentum.
Abi- It was super fun. You have to sprint on the flats.
Caroline- Awesome. Balance.
Zoe- I thought Sandpits were great. The key to having a good run is to sprint hard.
Lily- I loved the Sandpits today! The key to having a good run is having quick feet and fast turns around the gates. You don’t want to take a lot of time around each gate, and you can make up a lot of time sprinting to the gate on the other side of the hill.
Alex P- As always there were a lot of deer flies and sand. The course has different quirks. The key is to sprint.
Justin- They were very fun. Just go full blast all the way.
Kyle H- They were awesome. Use the berms.
Emma- Something I look forward to all year round.
Abi- Super cool!
Zoe- THE BEST CAMP EVER!
Lily- ELITEAM is super fun, encouraging, and very helpful. It made me stronger and smarter in what to eat and what to do in certain situations in ski racing and other sports.
Justin- Very fun because it challenges me.
Kyle H- Pushing your limits.