Burpees for Bucks! Kettlebells for Kids! Hockey for, uh, hugs?
It's been a couple of years, but I am once again raising money for the Ronald McDonald House as part of the Hockey Challenge. For those who don't know, the Ronald McDonald House is a charity that provides a home-away-from-home for families whose kids need to travel to Seattle for medical treatment.
In past years, I've just asked for money without saying what I'd be willing to suffer through to earn it. This year is different! I've come up with an idea that I hope shows that I'm willing to suffer a bit to encourage you to donate.
I've been going to a Crossfit gym for a while (as you've probably heard if you've talked to me for more than five minutes), so it inspired me to come up with this plan: For every $5 you donate, I will do the following:
- 1 burpee
- 1 kettlebell swing
- 1 deadlift
- 1 box step up
- 1 sit up
If that doesn't sound like that much, let's think about it. If I can raise at least $100, that means I'll be doing:
- 20 burpees
- 20 kettlebell swings
- 20 deadlifts
- 20 box step ups
- 20 sit ups
"Wait," you say, "that still doesn't seem like that much." OK FINE. If I hit at least the minimum of $100, I will do the workout IN FULL HOCKEY GEAR. Yikes!
So please, donate today! I'd greatly appreciate it!
(disclaimer 1: full hockey gear == skater gear, minus skates. I have goalie gear, but I'm not insane.)
(disclaimer 2: exact workout may be subject to figuring out a place/time to do it.)
(disclaimer 3: deadlifts == kettlebell deadlifts. I'm doing my best to pick exercises I can do in hockey gear.)
(disclaimer 4: if I can raise more than $200, I might have to split things up into more than one session. Again, I'm willing to suffer, but I'm not insane.)