How does one write about someone doing a mile of burpees? Nothing I write could give Rita, age 50, the credit and accolades she deserves. Rita did a full mile of burpees with push-ups in 1 hour and 35 minutes! She would have broken the record of 1 hour and 15 minutes, if we all didn’t make her stop and take pictures.
When we all met up with Rita at the Y, she had two canvas boards labeled with each lap and who she was dedicating it to. She then asked us to write in who we dedicated our lap(s) to below hers. I thought this was such a wonderful and meaningful thing to do.
Rita started out her first lap with a bang! She rocked her way around the track in 10 minutes!
Margel and her son joined Rita in her second lap. Both Margel and I have problems doing push-ups due to injuries. Margel discovered that we had to do our burpees with the push-ups to give our legs that quick break…boy was she right too!
Can you say rockin’ body!?!
Rita loved having everyone there to do laps with her. We would cheer for her, and then she would start cheering for us, and telling us how proud she was of us and how great we were doing!
Rita’s husband, Barry, joined her for a lap of Burpees!
Margel, Stephanie, and I joined Rita for this lap. I started out without the push-ups, but about 7 burpees into it, I added those push-ups in to save my quads, because they were already on fire! I’m the one in the middle.
Second to last lap, and Rita is still going strong. She had perfect form, strong push-ups, and great forward jumps!
Devin and I joined Rita for her last lap of burpees. She stayed so strong through that last lap, and finished with a smile!!
A special thank you to everyone who was there to support Rita on her Burpee Mile!!