Sufferfest just keeps getting better and better.
The day started with sun, but the forecast called for rain to start at 1:00 pm - just in time for sufferfest, and just what we wanted. But first we had some work to do. Dance practice and some circuits were on tap to get the day started. The circuits were a lot of fun. We had the music rocking and the athletes had g energy to burn from a good night's sleep. As always, the coaches worked right alongside the kids, so we all had a good sweat going.
After that it was our last rotation of cooking, climbing and obstacle course. The biggest news was that the campers' team beat the coaches' team in the obstacle. We will see just how fast they are on Saturday at the Olympics.
After a huge lunch of mac & cheese and veggies, it was time to talk Sports Physiology with the campers. We covered everything from heart rate to muscles to injuries. Then it was time to SUFFER!
Sufferfest consisted of:
100 push ups 100 Burpees 800 meter run 100 sit-ups 4x100 sprints 100 Russian twists Mulch move And lastly, the much anticipated River Walk.
It started to rain about halfway through. Perfect! There was a lot of suffering, but a whole lot of fun as well. The river walk might have been the highlight of the week so far.
After showers it was time to dress up for Olympic night! The kids all looked great. After that it was time for Limbo and then movie night.
They will all sleep well tonight, including me.
1. What did you think of Sufferest?
Kaitlin- The Sufferfest was really fun but hard at the same time. I loved the river walk. Shayla- Sufferfest was FUN! Kat- It was awesome. I would do the river walk a million times. I loved it. Grace Bradley- I thought it was AWESOME. Haley- Sufferfest was hard and intense but a great workout. Olivia- Tiring and hard. Sydni- I did not think it was too bad. Elsa- I thought Sufferfest was great. Jackie- Coolest thing ever. Sam- I thought it was hard. Grace Braun- Sufferfest was challenging but fun and I’m glad I did it. Joey- Painful describes it quite well. Matt M- It was really tiring but the river walk was awesome and we climbed up waterfalls.
2. How much did you suffer? Kaitlin- On a scale of 1-10, I suffered about a 7 ½. Carly- Not as much as I thought I would. Caroline- Too much for my birthday, but the river walk was REALLY fun. Liddy- A LOT!! Shayla- I suffered a lot! The most suffering was the tuck jumps and the burpees. Kat- I mostly suffered in the beginning then I pushed through and it got better. Grace Bradley- Not as much as I thought I would. Haley- I suffered a lot but it was fun. Olivia- Enough so I couldn’t do it anymore. Jackie- Not really at all. Sam- A LOT. Grace Braun- I suffered a lot. Ella- I only kind of suffered. Hannah- So much, but it was fun. Joey- I suffered to death. It was insane. Colin- It hurt a lot but it was still fun. Ian- Lots. Alexander- I suffered a lot especially after the 100 burpees. Matt M- A LOT. Kyle- I felt the burn. Teddy- A good amount of suffering went on here.
3. When you want to quit, how do you keep yourself going? Kaitlin- I pushed through my suffering by telling myself not to give up. Shayla- I reminded myself I am becoming stronger. Carly- The pushups were brutal but I knew that it wasn’t that bad. Caroline- By knowing we only had a few left. Kat- I push and focus on the moment. Grace Bradley- I wanted to quit at the tuck jumps but I kept saying a little more. Haley- I reminded myself I was doing this for me not anyone else and I knew I was becoming a better athlete. Olivia- Knowing what I wanted to accomplish in the future, and what I needed to do to get there. Sydni- I tell myself that I can do it. Elsa- I kept myself going by confidence. Jackie- I breathe and smile. Sam- Never, I pushed really hard. Ella- I remind myself I’m becoming a better skier. Hannah- I thought about showering and ice cream. Colin- By thinking of something relaxing in the future. Ian- Just kept going. Alexander- I kept myself going by thinking positive and saying to myself that I can do it! Matthew S.- I looked at my friends and smiled. Matt M- I told myself that if I quit or cheated I would only be cheating myself. Trevor- I didn’t want to quit. Kyle- I used determination. Teddy- I thought life isn’t supposed to be easy!
4. Funniest or favorite moment at camp so far this week… Shayla- When we got kicked out of the dorm. Olivia- Too many. Jackie- Kikuts when they dance in sync. Sam- Rock climbing blind folded. Colin- Anytime I was with Chad and Chauncey was a very funny time. Alexander- When Chauncey got tickled by Worm at Sufferefest. Matthew S.- My favorite moment was when Colin and I made it to the top of the Dangle Duo. Matt M- Me coming around a turn and telling everyone I didn’t fall and as I said that I ate it. Trevor- Climbing the left wall. Ned- Doug wearing his sweater for Olympic theme night. Finn- Zack’s crash.
We asked the kids to describe each coach:
Chad- crazy, funny, outgoing, best friend, loud, hilarious, competitive, different, playful, great leader, dangerous, outgoing, strong, goofball, awesome, spontaneous, weird, enthusiastic, comic relief, super cool, not normal, words can’t describe Chad.
JT- nice, cool, funny, loud, fun, awesome, interesting, exciting, serious, laid back, happy, Justin Timberlake.
Zack- strong, fast, nice, huge, funny, big, large, powerful, competitive, awesome, fun, does cool wavy flops, he looks like my best friend’s Dad.
Dan- nice, funny, ELITEAM 6, loud, goofball, competitive, amazing, awesome, powerful, silly, creative, talkative, pushes you, in control, Danish, enthused, Chad’s long lost twin.
Doug- hilarious, outgoing, awesome, intense, pushes you, creator of the best camp EVER, loud, eat more food, strong, nice, funny, bald, intense, amazing, inspiring, pushing, powerful, great, supportive, crazy, tough, excited, energetic, hard working, epic.
Molly- funny, nice, positive, red head, kind, sweet, tiny, positive, encouraging, cheerful, happy, the climber, I love her.
Sara- cool, strong, loud voice, too fast, nice, athletic, sweet, beautiful, outgoing, diamonds, who is who?
Anna- nice, funny, strong, creative, friendly, confident, fast, beautiful, talented, pearls, who is who?
Megan- very nice, friendly, helpful, best dorm parent ever, sweet, funny, caring, amazing, awesome, welcoming, strong, creative, positive, adventurous, fun, happy, knows the best stretches, cool, radical, strict but in an awesome way.
Makenzie- friendly, crazy, nice, funny, awesome, strong, committed, full of spirit, daring, sporty, cool, fantastic, outgoing, adventurous, quirky, enjoyable, determined, uses mason jar as water bottle, very happy with herself.
Jorie- nice, friendly, always there for you, helpful, smart, caring, a good nurse, supportive, cool, happy, fun, pro-repairer, exciting, the only normal one!