My clients rock. Seriously. They are awesome, hard working people, and I love working with them. I connected with Mike from Generation Fitness a few years ago during a family portrait session. Then he contacted me last spring to photograph his group navigating a ropes course at Project Adventure. (It was awesome.) Then I heard from him a few weeks ago, asking if I’d be interested in photographing his group checking out the Spartan Race at Fenway Park.
Best. Photo shoot. EVER.
Who wouldn’t want to spend a beautiful fall day, wandering around Fenway Park during the off-season with a super fun group? Okay, wandering is NOT the right term… We ran. We ran EVERYWHERE.
Over tables, up and down stairs and ramps, through the rows of seats… Over walls…
And we got to take in the view from time to time. Fenway Park is a historical site, after all…
The Spartan Race is no joke. These faces say it all:
After running from the street up to the top level of Fenway (maybe 6 stories?), running up and down each set of stairs in the grandstands and Green Monster, jumping over many walls, tossing around medicine balls, and showing the rowing machines who is boss, these guys moved onto the next station – pulling weighed buckets up to the rafters. The girls got 65 pounds, and the guys were given 120 pound buckets.
And then there was more climbing! This section of Fenway is usually filled with the smell of peanuts, hot dogs, and sausage. It was so cool to see the concourse turned into an obstacle course. (When else would regular folks get an opportunity to climb up to the rafters?!)
If these guys weren’t tired enough, I tagged along for one last challenge – they had to carry 60 pound sandbags all over the bleacher section:
They went all the way up, halfway back down, across, up, and down again. They struggled, but did not stop.
To all of the Boston Public School students involved with Generation Fitness – I had such a blast hanging out with you guys! Keep up the awesome work. It’s really amazing how you cheer each other on and support each other through every obstacle. Hope to see you all again soon!