30×30 Burpee Challenge

On May 17th some friends from Mel’s Machines and I will be doing the Spartan Run, which is an 8 mile run with 20+ obstacles in between.  Never having done this before, I have no idea how to train for this.

Well guess what I found out today?  If you don’t (or can’t) complete an obstacle, you have to do 30 burpees as punishment before you can continue a race.

30.  T-h-i-r-t-y.

Have you ever done a burpee?  It looks like this:


What the hell did I just sign up for???

Anyway, I’m interviewing Joe De Sena, the co-creator of the Spartan Run event, later this week, about his new book.  He says the first thing to do to prepare is to do 30 burpees a day for 30 days.  My husband is all smug because he just finished his 30 and I still have to do mine after this post.  Humpf.


Do any of you lovely people want to join me in this 30×30 burpee challenge?  Also, do you have a burning desire to ask Joe a question?  If so, please let me know and I’ll see if I can throw your question in.

Lisa 😉

P.S. – If you were ever considering a Spartan Run, here is a link the promoters gave me to pass on to you!

15% off the admission price for ANY 2014 Spartan Race in the continental US!  Here is the code:   http://bit.ly/spartanwarrior





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