Thursday, April 9, 2009

So close, yet so far away

If the burpee challenge were a marathon, it'd be safe to say that we are now in the last mile.  Unfortunately for me, I hit the proverbial wall on day 97 doing deadlifts at the gym.  After way too many exercises, including 150+ burpees, I decided to ignore that tiny little voice in the back of my head and do deadlifts.  Next thing I know, I feel that lightnight bolt through my back that those who have back troubles know too well.  Dropped the weight, but alas, it was too late.

So now I'm stuck with 297 burpees left to do by friday and a back so stiff and painful I can barely walk.  I'm doing my best to ice/naproxen/muscle relax/stretch it and have made progress, but still, that's a lot of burpees to do.  To be honest, it's only 257 now because I've managed to inch worm my way through 40 since Wednesday, but considering it takes me 4 mins to do 10, I'm not looking forward to this, at all.

Good luck to all who are still in it.  The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight.  I'm making it, even if i have to crawl.


  1. You guys! I am all emotional from the help I got yesterday from blog readers and Rachel! I went to bed having done 60 burpees with 38 in the hole, and this morning woke up and did my 99 burpees plus my 38. TOMORROW ANUJ AND I DO ONE HUNDRED EACH AND WE ARE DONE!!!!

    (Anuj requested a celebration dinner with tacos and beer and guacamole)

    Thank you all for your help!

    For those who are struggling: Tell everyone you meet that you need help getting them done. Ask them to cheer you on for a set of ten. Don't worry about the overall number, just do ten right now. I'll wait.

    Good job! We are all so close!

  2. Joke - awesome job
    LB - I don't know what to tell you. Except that you gave me some very good advice and it doesn't sound like you are taking it for yourself. Take care of you and if you don't get it done I propose we do 100 together when our backs are healed

  3. LB take care of yourself! Do not make the situation worse!!

    Joke - I'm glad you waited - I just went and did 20! :)

  4. Echoing here--take care of yourself! We need you on the field :)

    But seriously--I'll do 257 with you when we're both healthy.

    Joke, you guys are rock stars. Enjoy the celebratory dinner!