Blog Archives for July 2012
Dear coaches and members of CrossFit FCH,
I'm a buttercup because I didn't finish my burpee challenge. I made one big mistake – to leave the burpees for evenings after work and I miss understood one big rule: I can make them up! One night I went to a concert and didn't finish my burpees, I thought that was my end of burpee challenge. However, I found out later that I can make them up but it was too late! Way too many burpees! Even if I don't like burpees, I honestly enjoyed the challenge.
Congratulations all of you who finished!!!!
I am a Buttercup because I planned too many vacations durning the challenge. There is no excuse for not doing them in my hotel room but when I go on vacation I forget about everything back home that relates to work and burpees are work!! I thought I could eventually make them up but missing 10 days in a row they added up fast!
Good luck to the rest of you doing the challenge!!!
Dear CrossFit FCH members,
Yup I'm a Buttercup! Yes I eagerly signed up thinking I could complete this challenge, mostly because of peer pressure. Well if the whole box could do it so could I. Sadly though I gave up after missing a few days then realizing I'd never catch up. I mean who came up with a burpee challenge anyway? Yes, burpees could be done anywhere anytime but I'd rather be hit by a speed rope then have to do anymore burpees. So Good Luck to everyone still on this challenge and I'm off to practice my double-unders!
Dear CrossFit FCH,
I am a buttercup. In early June, I ran a 10K mud run. I beat my wife in the race, but I hurt my foot in the process. That was the end of my burpees. Now my foot is better, but I am roughly 2,100 burpees behind.
My experience has taught me that burpees make you a better person. While in the burpee challenge, I enjoyed sports, shooting guns and drinking whiskey. Since quitting the burpee challenge, however, my interests seem to have changed… I’ve started knitting, getting regular manicures, and the other day I went and saw Magic Mike. I wish I could catch up, “right the ship”, if you will, but I’m afraid I’ll break a nail.
Dear CrossFit FCH,
I quit, I let my team down. This is my second time to quit and it will be my last time!
Dear Crossfit FCH,
Sadly, I am a buttercup. I don't have a great reason. At one point, I was over 200 behind and I caught up one day. I vowed to not get behind anymore. I didn't do any more burpees for the week following that 200. Then I did some for a few days. Now, I find myself behind over 1,200 burpees. I can't do 1,200 burpees to catch up because that would hurt. And I'm a buttercup because I don't want to hurt.
Good luck to everyone still burpee-ing!
I am a buttercup because my toe hurts. Doing even 5 burpees makes my toe hurt. A few years ago I broke it while running in the house (yes, my parents taught me not to run in the house, I didn't listen). Then, a couple of years after that while playing indoor soccer, I kicked the wall with the same toe. I didn't mean to kick the wall, the ball was right there, but a girl stole it from me and I kicked the wall instead. In summary, I can't complete the burpee challenge because I didn't listen to the wisdom of my parents and a girl beat me at soccer.
I AM A BUTTERCUP! According to "Online Slang Dictionary" a buttercup is a sensitive female. Well guess what, I grew a uterus.
I started out strong (a manly man some might say) but by day 30 or so I was missing too many days and making it up was becoming ridiculous. So I threw in the towel around day 50, and have been proudly sporting my new ovaries since.
P.S. Good luck to everyone still in the challenge. I hope you all get burpee smoked elbows. (J/K I would never hope for that). By the way, has anyone seen my purse?
Dear CrossFit FCH,
I am a Buttercup because I didn't finish my Burpee challenge. First of all I lost track and I tried to catch up but then I just realized that it is insane to do that many Burpees. Burpees are one of the worst things I could possibly think of and doing them for 100 days is absolute torture. Whoever thought this idea up is so unbelievably not cool. So I am a big baby and didn't finish them. Good luck to all you crazy people who are sticking it out!
If you are out of the challenge please submit you “Butter Cup” letter. It doesn’t have to be long, one paragraph is sufficient, one sentence will not constitute as a letter. For those who are confused, please use my 7 year olds letter as a reference!
If we don’t receive you letter by the end of the 100 day, you will do Burpees for your WOD the next day during class time and the next day and so on until we received it.