Everyone knows that I love the Marine Birthday and Veteran’s Day. Every year for those days I try and challenge my mind and my body with workouts to pay tribute not only to my own service, but to the service of others.
This year I had considered trying to run another Battle Buddies competition, but the timing didn’t seem right for a large in-person event.
Instead, this year I opted for another burpee challenge for myself.
Every hour on the hour for 24 hours starting at midnight tonight I will complete 100 target burpees.
The purpose of this is to make myself uncomfortable and mildly inconvenienced for 24 hours to accomplish this task. On a larger scale I am doing this raise support and awareness for veterans who struggle with varying degrees of depression, PTSD, substance abuse, and a wide range of other personal issues upon their discharge from service.
This challenge also allows me the opportunity to raise support for my in-house program, Project LOD, which is now entering its 5th year of offering free memberships to honorably discharged veterans.
The way I make this program work is through third party sponsorships from individuals, or businesses that are willing to cover the cost of my veterans who use this program.
Notable sponsors include: The McKee Wellness Foundation, Blue Federal Credit Union, La Buena Vida & Los Tarascos, NoCo Mechanical, and Sunstone Health Associates.
The sponsorship options are as follows:
1 Month For A Veteran Membership = $100
1 Year For A Veteran Membership = $1000
For the burpee challenge I am going to change it up a bit:
FOR EVERY YEAR MEMBERSHIP SPONSORSHIP I RECEIVE DURING THE 24 HOURS, BASED ON THE CHOICE OF THE SPONSOR, I WILL DO MY 100 BURPEES IN A DESIGNATED HOUR WITH A 50# VEST, OR I WILL DO 100 BURPEES AND RUN 1 MILE IN THE SAME HOUR.
For example, if I have 5 sponsors cover a year veteran membership, I will choose 5 individual hours within my 24 hours to either do my 100 burpees with a 50 pound weight vest, or I will do 100 burpees AND run 1 mile in a designated hour. The choice will be up to the sponsor.
To sponsor a veteran for my event, use the links below:
*If you sponsor a year, make sure and leave a note in the comments whether or not you want me to do 100 burpees with a 50# vest, or d0 100 burpees AND run 1 mile.
1 Month Veteran Membership
1 Year Veteran Membership
To read more about Project LOD follow this link: