We are just wrapping up a summer edition of a Spartan Burpee Challenge and I wanted to share some quick Spartan Burpee Challenge photos. Our "official" start date was July 9, finishing 30 days after on August 7. The idea was to set an individual goal of total burpees and then execute them. Some set goals for 5 burpees per day; others 300 burpees per day. And we were all in it together.
3 to 300 Burpees Per Day: A Challenge for All Comers
This was inspired and I feel is a part of the Burpees for Vets challenge — a 1-year challenge that is raising money to support innovative ways to help our veterans work through the PTS, a staggering problem that Spartans definitely want to help solve. (You can join with the group at: http://burpeesforvets.com/)
As a group and as individuals, there was a lot of discovery. I'd say one thing that was especially revealing that probably shouldn't have been a surprise was the built-in penalty of missing a day. I had two days during the 30 where unforeseen circumstances prevented me from my planned 200 burpee-per-day contribution toward a 6000 burpee goal. In a way I sort of liked the challenge of having to make them up with a 300 burpees per day, but the excitement wore off when I hit the 205 mark. But the funny thing reported by several of us: After you pushed through to a new level, something in the brain changed and the thought of 300 burpees was not as intimidating as it had been before.
We still have some final reports coming in and there will be a wrap-up story in a couple of weeks. But here are some recent moments.