We’re still working away at the 100 push ups program. Everyone is making really good progress.
Except me. I’m sort of dawdling along it seems. After a rather enjoyable Week 1, I’ve had to repeat Week 2 over and over again as it repeatedly kicked my ass. Oi. I was starting to feel like I was treading water. On Sunday I did another exhaustion test. Before the program, I could do 8 good form push ups. On Sunday, I did 18. That’s more than double!
I’ve decided to move along to Week 3. I’m prepared to repeat it over and over again, too. After all, it’s not about ticking off the weeks, it’s about working on arm strength. I’m pleased with the program. Without it, I never would have thought to do 5 reps, and I never would have the stubbornness to keep at it without the format of the program beckoning me onwards. I’m not going to admit defeat, not going to quit. Sometimes that part of my personality trips me up, but in cases like this – or losing 50 pounds or training for a half-marathon – it really pays off.