Running Toward: a Cause

This month at work, we are fundraising. And we don’t just fundraise for a good cause, we work for all our dollars raised. Dang Hard.

Convincing people to give you money for a cause they have no direct relationship with is hard enough but we like to take it to the next level: for every dollar raised, I do 1 burpee. Don’t know what a burpee is? Google it and be amazed. Or appalled.

And because we’re really dedicated, we spent 2 weeks as a fitness community donating $2 before each class and doing as many burpees as we could in a 90 second period (that’s right…before we get down to the business of our actual workout. Our clients are beyond fabulous!).

Now for those who may think that no one would willingly pay to do what could be deemed the least favorite exercise of all time, think again. In a 2 week span, our clients did nearly 28,000 burpees in those 90 second chunks of time. To say that’s freaking amazing is an understatement. It’s downright inspiring.

And the epicness doesn’t end there. As a community, we banded together last night with a goal of matching that burpee tally in the span of 4 hours. People came and went, some staying 30 minutes, others for several hours and everyone working hard to get our burpee tally as high as we could. After 4 hours, countless litres of pink drink (you rock my world BioSteel!), we totaled over 30,000 burpees. Yes…THOUSAND…

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In case you haven’t caught on…our community is amazing. We are about being the best version of ourselves as possible and that includes building each other up and going above and beyond for those less fortunate. Maybe it’s my emotions or maybe it’s my aching back but I can’t help but get a bit misty thinking about it.

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Read more about the beautiful children in Romania that we are working hard to sponsor. These orphans deserve to feel like kids and do the things our kids get to do. It’s a privilege for me to partner and contribute, even if it’s in a small way, to helping give them this small gift.

We’re continuing to raise money through the end of the month so if you feel led to donate, please follow this link and make a donation of any amount. Of you do, I’d love to hear about it so I can personally thank you and match your donation with…you guessed it…more burpees!

Keep being awesome friends! You never know how you can impact someone else.