And we have all run a mile.
But have you ever burpee'd a mile?
That's what I thought.
Well, I hadn't either before this morning! Holy moly, this was the hardest WOD I've ever done. It wasn't that it required a lot of strength, it just required a lot of stamina and, after the first half mile, fortitude.
Fortitude: mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger or temptation.
Sound miserable enough for you yet?
How about my iPod earbuds taking a crap on me?
How about it taking almost two hours? 1 hour, 53 minutes to be exact!
After the first lap, I thought - a quarter mile, that's a good workout, I could quit now. But quitting is NOT in my vocab, people. After the second lap, at the half mile point, I knew a lot of people quit at this point, and that no one would think less of me. But I carried on. My friend Melissa stopped by at this point to cheer me on, seeing her gave me a little boost, and I was determined to finish, the whole damn thing.
I embraced the suck. The beautiful thing is we did it. A lot of people can say they ran for two hours, that they worked out for two hours, that they walked for two hours, cleaned, rode horses, swam, biked, pole danced, blah blah blah, but not many people can say they did over 1,300 long jump burpees for two hours.
Thinking about doing it? Here's the video and the rules!