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Thu, Jul. 24th, 2008, 04:58 pm
On The Road to 100

For the last two weeks, I’ve been following the One Hundred Pushups program. It’s basically a six-week training course that takes A NINETY NINE POUND WEAKLING AND TURNS YOU INTO … oh, wait. Mostly the program just gets you to the point where you can do a hundred pushups in a row.

While I’m not in terrible shape, this is not exactly something I felt that I could realistically do. That’s why, even though I’ve been following the program, it’s been with half-held breath, just waiting to fail. (Let’s just say that I am not known for my upper-body strength!)

Then, last night (week two, day two), I did twenty-five pushups. Twenty-five! As my last set! Okay, admittedly I wasn’t exactly touching my chest to the ground, but I was getting a good ninety-degree angle on my arms. I never thought I’d be able to do twenty-five, so even if the program doesn’t get me to the full hundred, I’m pretty damn pleased.

I’ll post again if and when I hit fifty. According to the program, it should be just a couple of weeks!