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Pushups Update

I thought I should probably post a really quick update on my 100 pushups challenge status.

Last week, I did the final workout of week 6. I repeated several weeks. I haven’t tried the final test yet. I don’t think I’m really ready for 100 pushups, I think I could use one more week. So far this week hasn’t been a pushups kind of week for me. This daylight savings time change is supposed to be the easy one, but I’ve been struggling all week to adjust.

So there you have it. I didn’t quite make my goal, timing wise. But that’s ok, because I consistently put the effort into the goal, I just didn’t gain strength as fast as the program suggested I might. Perfectly acceptable, because I can now do 45+ pushups at the end of a workout that includes more than 140 pushups. I couldn’t have said that 8 weeks ago.

I’ll keep you posted as to when I actually get to 100 pushups.

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?