“No adversity has been confronted and handled because everything came fast and easy. When adversity does arrive, and it always does, someone who has never encountered it before will have no clue what to do in response.”
Joe De Sena
It is done!
On Friday morning it took me three and a half hours to do.
The Hot Gates Hero Workout
10km trail run; followed by multiple rounds of 100 burpees; 100m heavy carry lunges; 100m army crawl and 100m heavy bucket carry.
Day 29 was a rest day ... I embraced it and enjoyed it.
Day 30 brought the heat ... I embraced it and enjoyed it.
My training prepapred me well for the Hot Gates hell.
Like so many of the workouts in this program, it looked simple enough on paper, but the reality of cracking out 1 burpee, let alone multiple rounds of 100, after a 10km trail run still gave me a shock.
I groslly underestimated the time it would take to complete and instead of tidying it up in time to shower and ready myself for my first client of the day, I was a sweaty mess when they arrived; having finished literally seconds before they rolled through the door. Fortunately I have understanding clients who, provided I stayed downwind, were happy for me to proceed with training. My morning was busy and I had to truly spartan up and manage my way through it, delaying my recovery, shower and food until well after a respectable lunch time. By the time I got to lunch, it was the best green bowl breakfast I think I've ever had!!
Since completing the workout I have been processing the learning of the whole Spartan Fit 30 day training program. There is much to share. As it distills down for me I will pick out the gold and share it with you in the next few days.
One thing that is certain is that the more you ask of yourself; the more you will be capable of. It might take longer (quite a bit longer) than you hope, but there is no doubt that if you raise the bar, eventually you will rise to the challenge and clear it.