Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Anywherefit Iceland Details

Many of you have signed up for updates, so this post is old news for you. The rest, you better get on it before your spot gets taken...
Flights - Start looking for your own flights. Working with the airlines/travel agents has not yielded us any substantial benefits so don't wait on this. Look for flights arriving into Reykjavik before 4 pm Friday, August 12th and leaving Sunday, August 21st.

Itinerary - I'm going to keep this semi-specific, just in case any of the companies we're using change in the next 6 months. This trip will begin in the south with a 23 kilometer trail run/hike through one of Iceland's many beautiful canyons on Saturday the 13th. We're accounting for people of different speeds and abilities so don't worry if you're not an Olympic caliber distance runner. Finishing is the key here. From there we will be venturing into the Highlands for a few days of camping, hot springs, exploration, and workouts. We'll be utilizing the equipment we bring (kbs, barbells, sandbags, weight vests, rings, jump ropes, etc.) and whatever we find while we're there. Next we head north for whitewater rafting and short hikes. These activities will constitute the workouts for their respective days, but don't worry...they will more than suffice. Finally we head back to the coast to hike the Snaefellsjookull Glacier and train on the black sand beaches. We will enjoy some rest time as well. Rounding out the trip, we return to Reykjavik on Saturday the 20th to participate in its annual marathon. Each person on this trip will sign up for a distance--however far is up to you. Afterwards we will join the party and enjoy ourselves before flying out the following day.

Food - You will be provided with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 3 snacks throughout the day. All of this food will be high quality, locally purchased, and professionally prepared. For breakfast and lunch, expect things that you can grab on the go, i.e. fruit, cold cuts, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, sandwich stuff, etc. For snacks expect jerky, nuts, fruit, and vegetables. Dinner will be bar-b-qued each night by our chef. This is not a luxury cruise so don't expect 5 star cuisine. That being said, you will eat well.

Accommodations - We will be staying in cabins and guest houses most of the trip, with the exception of when we are in hotels in Reykjavik. Expect your lodgings to be comfortable but Spartan. When we are in the Highlands we will be roughing it.

Staff - Along with myself, you will be guided and coached through this adventure by some of Iceland's finest: CrossFit celebrities Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornson and Annie Thorisdottir, as well as Bootcamp instructor Asta Stefansdottir. Additionally, we will be bringing a chef to cook and a certified EMT for First Aid. You will be in VERY good hands.

What to Bring - You will need good shoes, plenty of socks, and protective outer wear. August is the most beautiful time of year in Iceland, but there will be moisture and a little wind I can promise you. Bring a daypack for snacks and valuables. There will be plenty of time and opportunity to explore the local haunts away from the group, so bring your camera and any souvenir funds you like.

How to Pay - People are showing interest from all over the world so I have created a PayPal account to make it easier to transfer funds. It can be found by searching my email address (morrison.blair@gmail.com). There has been a lot of interest and only 40 spots are available so a $150 non-refundable deposit will hold your place. The total cost is 1500.00. Once the 40 spots are gone, they are gone. We will not require full payment until July 1st.

I'm very excited all of you have expressed interest. This is going to be the experience of a lifetime. Please contact me with any questions you have...

8 comments:

  1. I think what you're doing is amazing. I love the idea of a training vacation. Sure as heck beats the typically vacation. Keep up the sick training. I have my own blog which I also love doing ridiculous training. Give it a shot when you have the time.

    www.strengthfoodlife.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Blair.
    My name is Brynjar and I am the owner of CrossFit Hamar located in Akureyri in the north of Iceland.
    Saw your AnywhereFit Iceland workout vacation, it lookes like its going to be a lot of fun! Would love to participate in the workouts when you guys come to iceland, even help you out with locations near Akureyri and equipment if needed. Could also offer you guys to sleep in my gym if you guys need a place to crash.
    Cheers
    Brynjar
    CrossFit Hamar
    www.crossfithamar.blogspot.com

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  3. This is Brent from CrossFit by BodyFit I'm in and can't wait! We have 3 maybe 3 from our box coming!

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  4. @Brynjar - We are definitely coming to Akureyri and i think coordinating a workout with you guys would be amazing. i'll stay in touch as we get closer to the date and find a way to plan something special. I know we are doing a rafting event one of the days we are there, just not sure which day yet.

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  5. Deposit sent! I'm super excited for this WODcation!

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  6. Just loving the anticipation!

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