Friday morning started nice and early as we were participating in Haul for Cause, basically hauling a tyre for 1 session or 10 sessions to help raise money for the Good Friday Appeal. I am not sure how I found it, probably through a link on Facebook and since its exercise based it would have caught by attention, plus it was also helping raise money for such a great charity.
Station 1 - 20 metre seated row
Station 2 - Overhead bounce and pass
Station 3 - Back / forwards tyre drag
Station 4 - Power pull
2 Minute rounds with a 60 second transition x 3 rounds.
It worked out about 24 minutes of actual physical work (doest sound too bad (but would recommend given it a go).
The next thing we had to do was count, this does not seem to be a hard thing to do, but when you usually time yourself by a minute or have someone yelling at you about how many you have to do, the ability to count was sort of lost. You would get to a certain amount and then stop counting or get lost. This is probably due to a number of things including the concentration in trying to complete the task ahead or the fact that we really can't do two things at the same time.
Some friendly competition
- Do not wear pink sports pants that show your sweat in your arse crack (this is not a very pleasant look and can be slightly embarrassing),
- Bring more than one sports clothes, yes you sweat, but sweating in your own gear for more than 8 hours is also not pleasant, even when you douse yourself in deodorant. Probably the only saving grace was that you had other sweating people there too.
- Bring more food that just bananas and protein bars - it is a long day, need something a little bit more substantial (plus by end of it you do get a little sick of bananas).
- Wear BLACK - it covers everything from the dirt of the tyres to the lovely sweat patches. Wearing bright colours does not work well.
- Bring plasters (band aids), yes the palms of your hands will get blisters as well as your fingers. I am used to bumps and bruises but on my fingers and palms was definitely a new experience.