We awoke to a slow steady, rain so morning run was moved inside. After a good warm-up and stretch we made sure to get in 25 burpees. After a huge breakfast it was time for some circuits. 10 groups rotated through 15 stations going hard. The team leaders were the coaches and they got into it as well pushing the kids and themselves. Then it was time to learn the ELITEAM dance. I think we will need some more practice before performing it on Saturday.
Then it was time for our first rotation of rock wall climbing, cooking and obstacle course. The cookers made yogurt banana bread. The climbers dominated the walls and the obstacle course in the rain was slippery, muddy and of course, wicked fun.
After lunch it was time for the dreaded SUFFERFEST. The entire group was amped up for the challenge. It took 3.5 hours, but we completed it all:
800 yard run
100 core twists
4 x 70 yard sprints
100 tuck jumps
Moved 3 yards of mulch 100 yards
And finally, we walked up a river for a mile.
According to all the campers, the SUFFERFEST turned into the FUNFEST.
After some showers and some rest, we were back at it after dinner for our second rotation of the wall, cooking and activity. We ended the day with some yoga and relaxation and a treat of eating the yogurt banana bread the campers cooked.
It was not a problem to put the athletes to bed tonight. We all are completely exhausted.
Amelia challenged herself on the rock wall by attempting it blindfolded. She was about halfway up and said, “It is so hard to see with this blindfold on.”
Thomas- Obstacle Course: We got dirty!!!
Chad- Sufferfest: Burpees were the hardest. My thighs burn. Laughing at Conor got me through Sufferfest.
Alex M- Sufferfest: Tough, long and hard workout to test my limits and push my boundaries. The key for getting through Sufferfest is keeping the same mentality as doing something that you enjoy!
Ben Gordon: Sufferfest is about trying so hard but also suffering. The hardest part for me was the 100 burpees. My legs burned. The river walk was the most fun I ever had. The water was so nice. We cooked banana bread with apple sauce and chocolate chips. I learned a lot about nutrition.
Ian M- Sufferfest: Doing 10 sets of 10 burpees was impossible. By 10 I was half-dead. And we were only 1/10 there.
Thomas- Sufferfest: Gets you in the core and makes you push your limits and keep going.
Tyler- The burpees are brutal and very challenging. Stay calm and breathe.
Zane- Sufferfest is a hard, painful workout where you work through pain and agony to reach success. I thought I was going to die during burpees.
Sam S- Sufferfest was insane because you barely got time to recover. The river walk was awesome because it was very refreshing after Sufferfest.
Sam B- Sufferfest is a day of pain and agony mixed with a little bit of fun. The river walk was awesome.
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