Friday, May 21, 2010

Where we've done burpees!

People are still adding to the list of fun or unusual places we've done burpees! Check out the current list:
1/20/2009 16:48:01 Big Sur, California
1/20/2009 16:48:26 The Subway (N train)
1/20/2009 17:51:25 Kalahari Water Park
1/21/2009 4:54:57 Basketball court after pick-up
1/21/2009 4:55:36 A bar! (Dram Shop)
1/22/2009 13:06:34 in the bedroom with booty shorts on
1/23/2009 7:37:09 outside when it was 55 cloudy
1/23/2009 13:09:29 hockey rink press box
1/23/2009 19:07:11 Parking Garage
1/24/2009 10:16:35 Webster hall lobby (1 set) and then dancefloor (1 set)
1/26/2009 1:47:39 Amsterdam - my new old apartment
1/26/2009 1:48:07 at my friend's dinner party, with the dog diving down with me each time
1/27/2009 19:34:40 Bronxville Fitness Club
1/27/2009 19:34:57 The Frick Collection (shhhh)
1/27/2009 19:36:49 Murray Bergtraum Gym, near brooklyn bridge/city hall
1/28/2009 17:41:51 my classroom in front of my students
1/29/2009 20:53:28 In a McDonalds parking lot while waiting for jumper cables... :)
1/29/2009 20:56:50 Another Bar! (Draft Barn)
1/30/2009 8:36:11 Innauguration, Washington DC
1/30/2009 8:37:46 Bathroom at my office - I hava a feeling I will be doing many here...
1/20/2009 22:30:00 Shanghai - Big Bamboo Bar
2/3/2009 13:12:36 Fernbank Museum of Natural History
2/3/2009 16:47:46 in graduate class in Cleveland, OH
2/3/2009 After teaching a geology class yesterday at William and Mary.. and a student came back when I was in pushup position. I think he thought I had fallen and couldn't get up because it was burpee 31 by then..
2/11/2009 7:49:21 The Heineman Room at The Morgan Library & Museum
2/13/2009 9:31:44 In front of various casinos Las Vegas, NV
2/13/2009 10:38:47 boss's office
2/18/2009 13:37:36 Doctor's office
2/19/2009 10:51:51 Del Mar Polo Grounds, CA
2/20/2009 7:42:23 My boss's office
2/21/2009 15:05:43 Jamaica, overlooking the ocean!
2/23/2009 6:00:18 In the sauna at 130 degrees...
2/23/2009 9:01:02 Bathroom of Sheep Station bar in Brooklyn, NY
Holuba Hall, Penn State
Not for this challenge, but The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
JFK airport
2/28/2009 12:57:19 Boston, MA
3/3/2009 5:39:15 Finnerty's (a bar)
3/3/2009 5:39:46 14th Street Y - Hall Star's basketball game (Time Out Burpees)
3/3/2009 5:39:59 the Q train while going over the Manhattan Bridge
3/4/2009 13:12:26 Camelback Ski Area Tannersville, PA
3/16/2009 11:14:34 Cattyshack dance floor!
3/16/2009 11:15:19 Loki Lounge while one friend threw darts and the other explained my "crazy jumping" to onlookers
3/16/2009 20:44:18 in the bathroom from a customer´s office (im a IT technician)
3/17/2009 16:49:37 In front of a 400 year old tapestry during it's restoration.
3/17/2009 16:53:26 basement
3/17/2009 18:26:12 in a vestibule
3/17/2009 20:57:34 elevator
3/17/2009 23:17:33 bar
3/18/2009 0:13:26 counter top
3/18/2009 1:48:36 University Library... after realising I forgot to do them in the gym 10 minutes before
3/18/2009 7:03:13 At a hotel in Doha, Qatar
3/18/2009 7:21:19 Sheep Station Bar - Brooklyn, NY
3/18/2009 7:21:21 Sheep Station Bar - Brooklyn, NY
3/18/2009 9:53:55 Nanaimo, BC, Canada
3/18/2009 10:16:59 On my honeymoon, I had to do burpees in the airports in Amsterdam, Athens and Detroit.
3/18/2009 16:21:11 trampoline
3/23/2009 6:16:28 at a truck stop
3/30/2009 13:32:02 the "clients and upper management only" meeting room
4/9/2009 11:02:30 Hooters in St. Louis, MO
4/9/2009 11:02:47 The Arch - St. Louis, MO
4/9/2009 11:03:24 The Aneheuser-Busch brewing facility - St. Louis, MO
4/9/2009 11:03:49 Roadside rest area - somewhere in Ohio
4/9/2009 18:25:06 airport parking lot waiting to pick someone up
6/17/2009 20:15:00 public restroom
7/25/2009 5:17:15 on top on Mount Monadnock NH
10/28/2009 15:54:41 Carnival Legend cruise ship
11/11/2009 22:49:12 in the restaurant where i work
3/9/2010 20:50:42 Parking Lot
4/24/2010 12:11:17 on the bed ... haha
4/24/2010 12:13:44 in the lavatory in between my toilet sessions!!
4/24/2010 12:14:19 at a job interview while waiting to be called in for the interview
4/24/2010 12:15:19 inside a meat shop waiting for the meat to be sliced
4/24/2010 12:15:45 while taking a shower!! lol
4/24/2010 12:16:28 on my wedding night before walking the carpet, warms you up like anything
4/24/2010 12:17:25 inside the sauna room, best experience

Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

40 A Day in the month of May!

I can't believe this is happening. Dare I even say it? I MISS YOU BURPEES!! I miss the challenge, I miss the benefits and I miss having something to do at work!! I know you were abusive in the past, but I want to give it another go. Maybe we establish new ground rules this time....

Just 40 a day for the month of May! 40 measly burpees. Each day. Just to get my fix.

How do we all feel about this? Is anyone with me?

Today is May 1st. Ready? Go!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Life after burpees... not something that currently applies to me. Sure, it was nice to wake up on Saturday and think "I can do whatever workout I want! OR not workout at all!" (I was brutally hungover from Friday's celebration so I opted for the latter.) But then, Sunday, I sat down at my parent's kitchen table to enjoy some comfort food and I felt an itch. My body wanted me to do something with it. At first, I told my body to shut up. I was feeding it, wasn't I? Isn't that enough? No, it wanted activity. Too cold to run around the lake, too many dogs to ward off to do planks. Let's be real, my body wanted burpees. And a set of ten it got. 
And ten was enough!
Congrats to everyone who participated in the challenge, whether it was until day 20 or until day 100. It was a pleasure undertaking it with you all!

Friday, April 10, 2009

100th Burpee!

Last 10 of the 100 day Burpee from Joke and Anuj in Amsterdam!

Day 100 and beyond!

Yay for day 100! I can't believe it is here. While many of you might stop checking this burpee blog it will continue. I know that I am going to finish the challenge (one week) once I am healed up. I also know that many new people joined us after the posting on

If anyone new would like to be a contributer to the blog please comment here or email me at -- that way we can keep supporting each other!

Also anyone with celebratory videos send them on and I will post them!

Day 100: Congrats from the person who kicked this challenge off but was herself not able to finish!

Dear Burpee-ites,

I never actually wrote in to say that I broke up with with the Burpee Challenge. My wrist couldn't stand the Burpees anymore and they had to be thrown out. It was... gosh, all the way back on Day 50. I fell really hard on my wrist during a basketball game. I thought I'd just take a break for a while and the Burpees and I could work out our differences (of backlogged burpees) when I felt fresh again. Turns out my wrist could no longer stand to coexist with Burpees, or at least the wrist wouldn't really tolerate more than 10 a day. Whatever. Day 100 is not about my sob story. Its to say Thanks & Congrats

1. Thanks for being the kinds of friends who would join a challenge with a friend even though they thought it was nuts.
2. Thanks for proving that communities are hugely important to our individual endeavors and supportive communities are once that carry us farther than we ever thought we could on our own.
3. Thanks to the strangers (strangers no more!) who joined and proved that technology today is enormously capable of bringing people together.
4. Thanks to all for always remaining supportive and never judgmental.
5. Thanks for those who wrote posts and comments. It helped!

1. To the few, the proud who gutted it out. You have inspired me beyond words.
2. To those who tried but were deterred by injury. Especially you day 90 plussers. My heart goes out to you. You deserved to finish this challenge.
3. To those who did Burpees Every. Single. Day.
4. To those who actually made up all the Burpees when a day (or days) was skipped.
5. To all the fans and supporters. You made the world a better place by inspiring others to do difficult things.