Daily Dose of Doug
We had a huge day! It started early with our morning run and Burpees, and ended with the campers receiving their 2015 ELITEAM shirt which will be worn tomorrow during the ELITEAM Olympics. In between we literally and figuratively “Jumped out of our Comfort Zone”. The photos tell the story. I was most impressed today by the camaraderie and teamwork shown at the sandpit slalom. Campers were sharing techniques, lines and hints on how to go faster with each other. They cheered for fast runs and encouraged those who were struggling in the sand. The times didn’t seem to matter, but getting up and finishing did. What I saw there is why I run this camp.
I was impressed by all the nutrition knowledge campers learned this week. After a hot day in the sandpits it was clear by the 20 gallons of water and 2 cases of vitamin water consumed that Eliteamers understand the importance of hydration! The cooking station was a huge success as campers made pudding with avocado, protein powder and almond butter; zucchini muffins and the crowd favorite, energy balls with peanut butter, chia seeds, oatmeal and flax seed. Eliteamers can’t wait to make their own energy bites and even try a few variations like rolling in roasted almonds or adding craisins and pumpkin seeds. At every meal plates were loaded with fruits and veggies and the apples were devoured at snack! Eliteamers have the knowledge and power to maximize the fuel for their bodies!!!
ELITEAM 100,000 Burpee Challenge for Positive Tracks:
So far… 16,875
What did you do to Jump out of your Comfort Zone today? How did it feel?
Livi- When I tried slalom for the first time. I’m happy that I tried it… it was so fun!
Francesca- I went on the rock wall the all the way.
Carli- I went down a really tight slalom course today.
Layla- Today I danced even though I don’t like dancing. It was fun!
Flynn- Doing pushups on the incline log on the ropes course and doing spins on it too. It felt so good to do something I never thought I could do.
Ben B.- I went up the Vertical Playpen and touched the chicken. I was out of my comfort zone because I am afraid of heights.
Wilbur- By going up really high on the ropes course.
Jabes- The sandpits. I was taking my run in the finals. I stopped caring if I crashed and just went for it!
What has been the best part of ELITEAM and why?
Hadley- Ropes course!
Jillian- My favorite part was the slalom, it was quick and cooking because it helps me eat healthier but the food still tastes great.
Chloe- The woods. I love being up so high.
Francesca- Meeting new friends.
Carli- Doing stuff all day and the tight slalom course.
Layla- Everything was fun!
Ben B.- The best part of eliteam is the slalom.
Dean- The ropes course because it’s cool.
Wilbur- The obstacle course and the slalom.
Jabes- Doing something new, fun and challenging.
What has been the most challenging part of ELITEAM so far and why?
Livi- The burpees because I’ve never done them before.
Hadley- Burpees because it is a workout and it is super hard with a sprained ankle! *
(*Note from Kelley- it’s a mild sprain, she’ll be ok!)
Jillian- The ropes course because you have to stay focused.
Chloe- Burpees. They are very challenging and your legs start to burn.
Francesca- All the burpees.
Layla- The burpees.
Reilly- Leg routine. Walking backwards in a tuck is painful.
Wilbur- I have just wanted to stop and quit, because parts of this are so hard, but pushing through is part of the experience.
What did you think of sandpits today? What is the key to having a good run?
Livi- The sandpits were fun and required good foot work!
Hadley- I loved sandpits. When you’re in the gates you want to dig in your toes so you do not slip!
Jillian- I had an awesome time. To get a good run you have to stay close to the gates.
Chloe- Do not be afraid and keep jumping out of your comfort zone.
Emma- Sharp turns and running fast. Keeping balanced.
Carli- I had fun. I went fast and liked the sand.
Flynn- Really fun. Keep your balance and don’t be scared.
Reilly- Focus on finishing and be quick on your feet.
Livi- Fun!!! (Best part of my summer!)
Hadley- Amazingly awesome.
Jillian- The best summer camp I have ever done!
Chloe- The funist part of summer. Challenging, hard and crazy.
Layla- Very fun.
Wilbur- Amazing, and will help you to be a stronger, better person.
Jabes- Strength. Will to win. Passion for your sport. Fun!!