Jan 2, 2010

From One to One Hundred: Part Two


For anyone not familiar with the One Hundred Push Ups Challenge, it's a six week program designed to, as the name suggests, train you to do 100 push ups.

What's This all about? Check out Part For anyone not familiar with the One Hundred Push Ups Challenge, it's a six week program designed to, as the name suggests, train you to do 100 push ups.

What's This all about? Check out Part One.

The days below are all training days, not actual days.

Day 9
On to Week 2. Today I need to do 4, 6, 4, 4 , Max (6). Which is kind of scary and inconceivable. My previous best being 5 push ups and all. Well, I'll tell you, not only did I do it, but I managed to get 7 done for my max set! I have a feeling I'm going to be sore come tomorrow, though.

Day 10

Surprisingly, I was not all that sore after my last training day. Today, I've got 5, 6, 4, 4, Max (7). I'm feeling pretty good going into today, after the last one. That is, until I do the first set. Oh my god, the first 5 were killer. The other sets were strangely not as bad. My max set was again 7, and that's not bad at all. 

Day 11

I kind of got lazy and went a week without doing any push ups. At all. Yeah, I know. Not smart. Today I'm supposed to do 5, 7, 5, 5, Max (8). This should be fun. The first 5 were not as awful as I had imagined. I mean, they were no walk in the park, but I managed. I pushed through the set of 7 without too much cursing. The two last sets of 5 went fine, although each one was getting a little harder. Now it was time for my max set. I needed to get at least 8, and that number seems incredibly large for a single digit. I made it, but just barely. I was really shaking on the last one. 

Day 12 - October 1st, 2009

Week 2, Done. Now it's time for another exhaustion test to see if I'm ready to move on to week 3. I need to get a minimum of 16 push ups to continue. When I got to 5, I thought, so far so good. At 10, I thought, there is no way in hell I'm going to get through these last six. At 15 I thought, I just might die here. Then, I pushed out that last, shaky push up, before collapsing onto the floor. My tile floor. It was painful (both the push ups and the collapse), but I was triumphant! I made it to 16, and that's what matters. I'm kind of on top of the world right now.

Day 13 - November 3rd, 2009

So, it's been more then a month since I've done a single push up. I have a million reasons, a few of them being thanksgiving, laziness and being sick three times since the beginning of October. I'm still sick, actually, but I'm getting back into it anyway. Since it's been so long, I've decided to do an exhaustion test to see if I should redo week two, or move on to week three. I gave it my best go, but I only made it to 11. Looks like I'm redoing week 2. That what I get, I guess.

Day 14

Today I need to do 4, 6, 4, 4 , Max (6). I did 4, 6, 5, 4, 6 by accident. I don't think doing more then I'm supposed to is really a problem though, do you?

Day 15

Today's requirements: 5, 6, 4, 4, Max (7). Done and Done. It was way tougher then I thought it would be. Like, four times as tough as the last day. Maybe I'm still a little sore. I don't know.

Day 16 - November 21st, 2009

I was going to do Week 2, day 3 on Friday (yesterday) and then do my exhaustion test Sunday (tomorrow), but I skipped yesterday, so I decided to just go ahead and do the exhaustion test today. I need to do a minimum of 16 to move on. Part of me is all, No sweat. I can totally do this and the other part is all SIXTEEN?!? Are you insane? So anyway, lets get to this. And...I did it! Sixteen exactly. I barely pushed out the last one, but I did it and that's all the matters.

Day 17

Week Three. Here we go. Today I need to do 10, 12, 7, 7 Max (9). I had a crazy headache that mostly gone away, but it throbbed with each push up I did. Yuck. I almost threw up (ew!) when I was doing the set of 12. I thought about giving up and trying again tomorrow, but instead I took extra long rest between sets and I got through it. I was so glad when I finished that ninth push up on my max set. So glad.

Day 18

Today: 10, 12, 8, 8, Max (12). Well, at least I don't have a headache this time. This week is really kicking my ass. Really and truly. I did the required sets, but just barely.


January 2nd, 2010: It's been more then a month since my last push up. Yeah, I know. I'm kind of beating myself up over it. There is no way I'm going to just be able to pick up where I left off, but I don't want to go backwards either. So, I'm going to take this week and do 4 sets of 10 push ups for my three training days to get myself back in the groove or whatever, and then start again at Week Three, Day one the week after. And then I'm going to keep up with the plan from there on out and get this over with as fast as possible because I'm tired of push ups.One.

The days below are all training days, not actual days.

Day 9
On to Week 2. Today I need to do 4, 6, 4, 4 , Max (6). Which is kind of scary and inconceivable. My previous best being 5 push ups and all. Well, I'll tell you, not only did I do it, but I managed to get 7 done for my max set! I have a feeling I'm going to be sore come tomorrow, though.

Day 10

Surprisingly, I was not all that sore after my last training day. Today, I've got 5, 6, 4, 4, Max (7). I'm feeling pretty good going into today, after the last one. That is, until I do the first set. Oh my god, the first 5 were killer. The other sets were strangely not as bad. My max set was again 7, and that's not bad at all. 

Day 11

I kind of got lazy and went a week without doing any push ups. At all. Yeah, I know. Not smart. Today I'm supposed to do 5, 7, 5, 5, Max (8). This should be fun. The first 5 were not as awful as I had imagined. I mean, they were no walk in the park, but I managed. I pushed through the set of 7 without too much cursing. The two last sets of 5 went fine, although each one was getting a little harder. Now it was time for my max set. I needed to get at least 8, and that number seems incredibly large for a single digit. I made it, but just barely. I was really shaking on the last one. 

Day 12 - October 1st, 2009

Week 2, Done. Now it's time for another exhaustion test to see if I'm ready to move on to week 3. I need to get a minimum of 16 push ups to continue. When I got to 5, I thought, so far so good. At 10, I thought, there is no way in hell I'm going to get through these last six. At 15 I thought, I just might die here. Then, I pushed out that last, shaky push up, before collapsing onto the floor. My tile floor. It was painful (both the push ups and the collapse), but I was triumphant! I made it to 16, and that's what matters. I'm kind of on top of the world right now.

Day 13 - November 3rd, 2009

So, it's been more then a month since I've done a single push up. I have a million reasons, a few of them being thanksgiving, laziness and being sick three times since the beginning of October. I'm still sick, actually, but I'm getting back into it anyway. Since it's been so long, I've decided to do an exhaustion test to see if I should redo week two, or move on to week three. I gave it my best go, but I only made it to 11. Looks like I'm redoing week 2. That what I get, I guess.

Day 14

Today I need to do 4, 6, 4, 4 , Max (6). I did 4, 6, 5, 4, 6 by accident. I don't think doing more then I'm supposed to is really a problem though, do you?

Day 15

Today's requirements: 5, 6, 4, 4, Max (7). Done and Done. It was way tougher then I thought it would be. Like, four times as tough as the last day. Maybe I'm still a little sore. I don't know.

Day 16 - November 21st, 2009

I was going to do Week 2, day 3 on Friday (yesterday) and then do my exhaustion test Sunday (tomorrow), but I skipped yesterday, so I decided to just go ahead and do the exhaustion test today. I need to do a minimum of 16 to move on. Part of me is all, No sweat. I can totally do this and the other part is all SIXTEEN?!? Are you insane? So anyway, lets get to this. And...I did it! Sixteen exactly. I barely pushed out the last one, but I did it and that's all the matters.

Day 17

Week Three. Here we go. Today I need to do 10, 12, 7, 7 Max (9). I had a crazy headache that mostly gone away, but it throbbed with each push up I did. Yuck. I almost threw up (ew!) when I was doing the set of 12. I thought about giving up and trying again tomorrow, but instead I took extra long rest between sets and I got through it. I was so glad when I finished that ninth push up on my max set. So glad.

Day 18

Today: 10, 12, 8, 8, Max (12). Well, at least I don't have a headache this time. This week is really kicking my ass. Really and truly. I did the required sets, but just barely.


January 2nd, 2010: It's been more then a month since my last push up. Yeah, I know. I'm kind of beating myself up over it. There is no way I'm going to just be able to pick up where I left off, but I don't want to go backwards either. So, I'm going to take this week and do 4 sets of 10 push ups for my three training days to get myself back in the groove or whatever, and then start again at Week Three, Day one the week after. And then I'm going to keep up with the plan from there on out and get this over with as fast as possible because I'm so very tired of push ups.


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