Monday, June 4, 2012

Are You Ready... For the GUN SHOW????

First and foremost, I am getting the t-shirt that asks if you're ready for the gun show.

Second, I hope you are ready for the gun show.

Since I've just come back from my running (and, thanks to end of semester, blogging) hiatus, I've been thinking about what I can do this summer to get me focused on my fitness and health without tying myself to my GPS.  I've determined that I am running my second half marathon in November, which means I need to start training in earnest in August.

That gives me about 7-ish weeks.  Maybe more.  I really don't know.  I haven't counted.  My math skills are not what we would call "ninja-like."  Or even "fifth-grader-like."  That's why, people, I teach English.

Anyway, Matt over at For the Sole posted a fun challenge - the 100 Pushup Challenge from Hundred Pushups (we'll talk about the Captain Obviousness of this sentence some other time, OK?).  He decided, rather rashly, one evening, that he wanted to be able to do 100 pushups.  Shockingly enough, The Internet has an app a page for that.  The page has an app for that, in case you were curious (I'm still debating downloading it - $1.99 is awful steep around these parts).

Since misery loves company runners on Twitter love camaraderie, he invited other Twitterers (tweeters sounds, to me, too much like tweakers; I can't be the only one who likes the stuttering sound of Twitterer, too) to join him, and so 21 of us are embarking on this journey.

My initial test of standard (not "girl,") pushups: five.

I can do five standard pushups.

I think I was able to do more in fifth grade for the Presidential Fitness Test.

If I'm going to get myself some arms like Michelle Obama, I need to get on the stick.

Going from 5 to 100 pushups in 7 weeks is daunting, but if I can chip at it little by little, and incorporate three days of pushup-ing into my workout routine, I am bound to get stronger.

Check back - and check in over at For the Sole, too! - to see how I'm managing (and how my 20 fellow pushup-ers are faring).

And yes, prepare yourself for a pic of the t-shirt.  You know you want it.


  1. I'm not posting this for the political aspect, but I had some friends who went on ASB to Detroit, and your pushup challenge reminded me of this:

    1. That's really cool, and I am a big fan of the Dream Act, to be honest.