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Remember good, old fashioned TUG OF WAR?  Well, while Team USA Men’s Basketball team beat France (yay!), I was working out with the Spartan Fam in Shoreditch Park.  

I absolutely fell, got rope burn, am SO sore today, and had the best time.  My team lost Tug of War, by the way - our penalty was 20 burpees after over an hour of training.  

Did I mentioned we did at least 50% of the workout in the POURING RAIN?  Not much makes you feel more bad ass then putting in drill work while others gawk under umbrellas wondering “who are these crazy mofos?” 

Set to a live MC, Soca music bumping on speakers, and coaching by street athlete Chaka Bars, this is what went down: 

  • burpees 
  • push ups
  • jumping jacks
  • russian twists 
  • squats
  • spilt squats 

That was the warm-up.  Then on a green larger than a football field: 

  • Sprints
  • crawls
  • wheel barrows
  • piggy back carrying your partner 
  • Tug of war

And finally - a Spartan dash with a proper track and field start.  

While the Olympians are putting in work just down the road breaking records and keeping the world in suspense, us regular folks (medal or no medal) are still doing the damn thing.  

Pride is earned, not given, whether it’s on the street or in the Stadium.  I went to bed with over 6,000 FuelBand Ice points and the marks to prove it.  

Ok I have a YouTube channel, it has quite a few interviews on it and features @itsinfa @4everrjay @row_d_n3 @ladyleshurr and of course the lovely @chakabars and #spartansunday #spartanfam. So if you have a YouTube account could you please Click SUBSCRIBE and maybe check the videos out :) #GPtv

So this is what I have done in the last 24 hours :) 7.30am Got up ate some granola with coconut milk, cashew nuts and banana, 9.00am went training with @akalamusic, 12.00pm went for a sports massage with Barbra I’ve decided that #spartanfam needs a somebody with skills and strong hands so for all those with knots and tight muscles I recommend Barbra(it’s not RDC Barbra before you ask lol) details soon to follow.
14.30pm went to run a session with young women in King Soloman’s school with @tashakeatingtm really enjoyed that love empowering the youts.
I will introduce fitness to schools as kids are the future, 15.45pm went to Nike town and got my spikes as I am going to be taking sprinting seriously this year!
16.50pm Got to paddington Rec, nobody sent any kids, apparently it’s half term #deadyourexcuses but 18.30pm #spartanfamwest went really well. So happy we have our own track now. We will be doing fitness tests there from now on and also a massive #spartansunday
Everybody who came to class was friendly and I can see you have been training to come to class because you guys are fast!
20.30pm leaving class Realised I lost my house key :( drank some #vitacoco 20.45pm trained another client at 22.00pm ate #nandos 23.00 my pal chris returned from the Opera to let me in 00.30am I went to sleep got up this morning took @thehowetwins for a sweat run. Got an email from a casting director saying he wants me in his new blockbuster!!!! Told him sorry I can’t I have spartanfam to run going to eat now and go to gymnastics with @djmelodykane this evening.
Might come to Paris with @daddydark #rdc on Sunday to run the marathon on Sunday :) who has a place for me?

Last chance to RSVP today. No RSVP you are not coming in. #spartansunday Men if you are coming you need to be bringing your female friends and kids. Women bring kids. Men should be spartans, women and kids should become Spartans! #spartanfam I’m well excited! #ahooo (Taken with Instagram)

RT #spartanfam I think you guys are great, (just putting that out there) I wanted to have our own float at carnival this year but couldn’t as it was too short notice (next year) So I am inviting you all to come to around the route together! Get some vita coco get a whistle and a sweat band wear your spartanfam tshirt or don’t but just come and we can see if we can find @Ms_Dynamite at the digital sound system! #roadblock I want to see skin I want to see stamina. Meet at notting hill gate tube station on Sunday at 1pm we will depart at 1.35pm I am sure we will all spilt up eventually but lets start it together! Who can hold a jam? #spartansunday #poweredbycoconuts #vitacoco thank you @vitacocouk. ;) (Taken with Instagram)

RT #spartanfam I think you guys are great, (just putting that out there) I wanted to have our own float at carnival this year but couldn’t as it was too short notice (next year) So I am inviting you all to come to around the route together! Get some vita coco get a whistle and a sweat band wear your spartanfam tshirt or don’t but just come and we can see if we can find @Ms_Dynamite at the digital sound system! #roadblock I want to see skin I want to see stamina. Meet at notting hill gate tube station on Sunday at 1pm we will depart at 1.35pm I am sure we will all spilt up eventually but lets start it together! Who can hold a jam? #spartansunday #poweredbycoconuts #vitacoco thank you @vitacocouk. ;) (Taken with Instagram)

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