Alright all you fitness, here is the first "storyline" if you will for the Fitness Survival Challenge coming up in one month. For those of you who don;t know, I'll be hosting the third installment of The Courage Games Series CrossFit style competition on Saturday, August 20th at the Washington Waldorf School, the awesome outdoor fitness stage right across the street from The Garage. This time around though, I am dishing out 4 workouts that are unlike most people have ever seen. Rather than testing your athleticism against each other through lifts and "typical CrossFit WODs (workouts), there will be 4 events that are styled after real-life, potential emergency (or, crappy) situations. the idea is that athletic people, or CrossFitters in general should be able to handle themselves well when the shit hits the fan in the real world. So, prove it on August 20th! You know what your deadlift is, you know what you time is in certain workouts, but does all that training, and all that focus on health and fitness actually translate to you being able to take care of yourself and your surroundings when things go bad in the world?
We shall see...
"World Of Wars"
As you drive your car on a sunny Saturday morning one summer, enjoying some great tunes and just appreciating life as the wind blows through your hair, the world instantly changes for the worse! Some life form from a clearly-pissed-off-at-us planet has decided enough is enough and sends a massive electrical shock-wave surging through the planet, shutting down every possible thing in its way, radio and TV towers, air conditioning, computer systems, traffic lights and even the cars all promptly stop working. Panic rushes through every single person in the entire world as the reality of the situation quickly sets in: the world is vulnerable to anything! Just then come the groaning, deafening sound of the cause of the shock-wave and the world's eyes look upwards.
Your car skreetches to a stop at the side of the road. you try the ignition but can't get anything going. Then you remember, you went on a camping trip last week and never unpacked your car! In the back you have tents, bags, MRE's, fuel, a generator and some base weapons. But the aliens are closing in and you need to get out of there, and fast.
In the distance you see a bit of a shelter, a place to hide. You know that if you can just get there you'll be safe, at least for a little while. It's not far, but you are aware that having some or all of that gear will increase your chances of survival by a long shot. You know exactly what needs to be done...
Expect a new storyline next Friday, and the Friday after that! And by all means, if you have ideas as to what you might be challenged to do on the 20th, throw it out here or on Facebook! Looking forward to seeing everyone out there in a month!
Never Stop, GET FIT.