The Burpee Mile


Many of you have read about some of the workouts I do with my trainer, Rita, on Fridays.  Therefore, you know what an amazing coworker and fitness minded woman she is.  Rita is such an uplifting and motivating woman, especially when it comes to making others stronger, inspired, and more motivated.

The Burpee Mile

Rita has a big birthday coming up in the beginning of March, and she wants to, “End her year of being 50 with a bang” (those are her words).  Guess what Rita has decided to do for her big “bang”?  Give up?  She will be doing the Burpee Mile!!  Most people who are turning 51 just want cake, drinks, and a nice get together with friends.  Not Rita!  She will be ending her 50th year by doing a mile of burpees!  It gets better too!  Not only is she doing a mile of burpees, Rita is doing a mile of burpees with push-ups!  Honestly, I dream of having her endurance one day, and can only pray that my wrinkly butt can do a mile of burpees when I’m 50.

Rita will be doing her Burpee Mile at the end of February (tentative date of Feb 27th), and a group of us will be taking turns doing the Burpee Mile with her.  You have to do 8 laps around our indoor track at the Y to equal a mile, and there will be 8 of us each doing 1 lap.  A week ago when the track was empty I tried doing some burpees to see how far I could get.  I purposely waited till it was empty just in case I made a fool of myself…I have a bit of an ego.  Halfway around the track I wanted to die or barf…maybe both.  So, I have some serious training to do.  What, may you ask can I do to train for the Burpee Mile (well 1/8th of it)?  Burpees!!  And some strength training too!

Now, I’m one of those people who love to hate burpees.  I absolutely hate them while I’m doing them, but afterwards I know the payoff is well worth it.  That is why I try to do some each week, and it looks like I will be doing a lot more for awhile too!  So for now this is my moto:

Feel free to join us while training for the Burpee Mile, or just to cheer Rita on!  And, here is a burpee loaded workout for Workout Wednesday to help you and me get through that mile…well, 1/8 of it Smile . Hopefully I will be able to do more when it comes time!  If you are a beginner to working out, knock down the 1 minute increments of burpees down to 30 seconds.  Take a 30 sec – 1 min break between each set.  Remember to stretch when you are done!

Burpee Time

21 thoughts on “The Burpee Mile

  1. hikermom

    Holy cow, Rita is awesome! I do not like burpees and would definitely feel like puking after only one lap:) Love your workout pin. It always takes me forever to make those types of things.

    1. fromfltond Post author

      Rita rocks! It is going to take some training for me to get one lap of burpees in, but I’m gonna do it for Rita. 🙂
      I write up the workouts before I create a picture for them for my blog. I find that it is fater that way.

    1. fromfltond Post author

      Rita is a hard core woman, and I created it with her in mind. You should see the circuts with burpees she puts some of us through 🙂
      Just click on the picture of the t-shirt and it will take you to the store for the t-shirt. Happy shopping!

  2. Laurie

    All I can say is WOW!! Rita is amazing! I did your burpee workout earlier today, it was so good! My thighs thank you for it too. 🙂

  3. Megan Pence

    That is an AWESOME challenge for such a momentous year! Truly, AWESOME! I know I despise burpees when I have to do them too – I tried Sumo Burpees lately and those are a LOT of “fun”. haha

  4. Jenna

    I’m a complete dork, but this came into my head and it fits perfectly:
    Go Rita! It’s your birthday. Gonna burpee. It’s your birthday! (remember that old song?)
    Go Rita and do an extra burpee for me!

    1. fromfltond Post author

      Burpees are a ton of fun (note the sarcaism). However, they are an awesome exercise that will burn calories and work your muscels really well. Have fun with them! 🙂

  5. jillconyers

    That is so cool! I do not like burpees! I don’t typically dislike something just because it’s tough. Quite the contrary. There is just something about burpees that I don’t like. Take pics of her doing the challenge 🙂

    Great workout! I’m pinning it now 🙂

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