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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dana, it's on!

So I read this post from Dana on Monday who learned from Kate about the 100 push-up challenge and I jumped on that bandwagon.

Basically the 100 push-up challenge is to build up your strength to be able to do 100 push-ups after training for 6 weeks. Sweet. Imagine how hot my arms are going to look!

You can read all about the system on the 100 push-up page, but I did my initial test on Monday and I eeked out 9 push-ups. ugghh. I'm supposed to "rest" a day between, so I did "Day one" today. The rest is totally necessary, cause I was sore from doing NINE push-ups. Dana said she had spaghetti arms, I second that. This morning, I did Day one, which had me do 30 push ups! I did 5 sets of 7 to 5 push ups each, with a minute rest in between. I feel okay now, but I am sure my arms are going to be aching later!

I read here that a 40 year old woman should be able to do 16 push-ups. I'm 31 and I can do 9. Awesome. I'm going to kick this challenge's ass. So Dana, you're on! Kate- lets do this. Anyone else in?

Update: it has now been 1.5 hours since I did 30 push ups and I am ready to rip my arms form their sockets.


Broke-ass Bride said...

Oh snap, I might have to be the 2nd Dana to do this! My arms need some serious toning before the day! I'll let you know how it goes :) Thanks for this inspiration!

Broke-ass Bride said...

Oh allllllright, I will join. And, I will add you to my blogroll and reader, missy - because I like your blog. Take that!