Alannah and I catch up with Phil after the workout.
Today's session had a sneaky little 'twist'. Today we had
to get into pairs to see who could finish their workout first.
The loser is forced to do 50 primal burpees which, if you've
been following along you'll know that I hate with a vengeance
and I'm not alone, nobody likes that exercise so naturally
everyone was fighting like their life was on the line to
avoid doing that horrible exercise!
So how did I do? (fortunately there was a happy
Today was mental! Early start again at 5:45am, however I had
been up until very late the night before packing for this
Wanaka wedding. So it was very hard to get my butt out of
Ooh one thing I noticed was how easy it was to carry my wee
girl out to the car! (Each morning before training I have to
drop her off to her dad's house, she's still fast asleep so
she ends up suffering too...sorry Rubes!)
My daughter is quite tall for a 10 year old - she comes up to
my nose! This means that she's quite heavy for me to carry
her out to the car so I was really surprised that I could
scoop her out of bed and into the car with total ease (if I
could only beat her at arm wrestles!)
I arrive at the gym and we move through our ritualistic
warm-up but with a slight twist. Because it was raining that
morning we had to run up and down the stairs 4 times.
Ok, so today we were thrown a curveball....bombommmm!
A tribal showdown!
The goal? The first to finish their workout.
The loser had to do an extra 50 primal burpees at the end of
(Primal Burpees are when you start off as a burpee then go
into a push-up followed by 4 hill climbs and then get up onto
your feet that's one primal burpee, now do that another 49
There is no reward for the winner other than avoiding the
cruelty of having to do primal burpees!
(below: Me doing a few primal burpees from last
Here's what happened in this session:
So one tribesman goes through as much of the first part (A)
and the other tribesmen goes to part (B) which is much less.
When B is completed the pair swaps and so forth. When it's
time to go back to part A tribesman must go back to the
beginning of the exercise in which they finished on.
Hope that makes sense, I think I've just confused myself
writing that last part.