Several weeks ago, I ran across the hundredpushups.com web site and was intrigued by it. It’s basically a training plan to help you build strength in 6 weeks to be able to do 100 consecutive pushups. I thought “I might be able to do 100.”, but I never followed up on it. Well, last night I ran into the site again, so I decided that I would go for it this morning instead of my normal weight lifting routine at the fitness center, then go ahead and ride in to work since it’s supposed to be a nice day.
Now I suppose you’re thinking to yourself that I must be pretty smug to think that I can do 100 pushups, but I normally do 4 sets of 35 with my feet elevated on a weight bench in addition to the other weightlifting I do a couple of times a week. The only question I had was whether I would have the strength and endurance to do 100 consecutive pushups.
I did 101 for good measure.
The ride in was a pretty normal commute. The sun was shining for a change, so even though it was a nippy 39 degrees, it seemed like a decent morning for a ride. Traffic wasn’t too bad, but my legs did feel kind of heavy.
Susie Turner caught me this morning to say that she had seen me last night on the way home. I was actually nearly to the house, so it would have been full on dark, and she said I was lit up like a Christmas Tree and very visible. That’s a good thing! I would kind of like to get Pam to video me coming down the street in the dark so I can see for myself, but I’ve not gotten around to working on that one yet.
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