On Goals and Challenges: Pushup Edition

At the beginning of the year, I set a few goals. Naturally, I forgot to write them down, so now I don’t remember what most of them were. I managed to complete one (run a half-marathon) and kind of fizzled out on another (write every day). I can only remember one of my other goals, and now it’s time to get started on it.

And because if I don’t tell anyone about it, I’ll probably keep putting it of, here I am, telling people about it. And of course, inviting you to join with me.

So what’s the goal? 100 pushups… all at once…

I’ve seen this program floating around the interwebs for a while now, and determined that this would be the year that I finally make something of my life, or at least the year where I do 100 pushups and pretend that I have arrived at self-actualization. I mean, after doing 100 pushups, what else is there to do in life?

So here’s my plan:

Last week, I did the initial test. I knocked out 8 pushups. (Ok, so I’m weak. I had just rolled out of bed, and didn’t actually go to exhaustion because I was already exhausted.)

The program is written as a 6 week program, but to be on the safe side, I’m giving myself 8 weeks to do it fully. That puts me right about at my birthday for completing the program and the 100 pushups.

So that’s my goal. 100 pushups by my birthday.

Here’s the deal:

I love doing stupid things by myself, but I love doing stupid things with other people too. (See also: Saline 5K in the rain.) So I’m inviting you to do the program with me. Kind of like the treadmill challenge, but only this time with pushups.

So who is in? Are you man and woman enough to do 100 pushups by Halloween? Well, are you?

5 thoughts on “On Goals and Challenges: Pushup Edition”

  1. I used to do the girly kind sort of religiously, only because my running friends always did pushups and crunches after our runs my freshman year and I felt like a wimp if I went in and showered while they were still out in the hallway. But I hate pushups. Which means they're probably good for me. Which means I'm on the fence. Which means the likelihood of my not doing it is about 90%. But there is still that 10%.

  2. I like it! But… I want to concentrate on running consistency which is pretty bad right now… so I'll commit to pushups too but not to 100… just to significant improvement… I'll take the test and start from there… Thanks for keeping us motivated…
    B.C.

  3. I'm all about 100 girly push-ups (I hate calling them that, but there it is)… I'll see what I can do about the regular ones, too, though. I've been warming up with moving boxes, so I'll see if that's had any positive effects in the armal area.

  4. One week down 5 to go 🙂 I increased my max out from 9 to 22 yah for me. Somethings got to be working 🙂

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