so i'm totally doing the 100 push up challenge. anthony is doing it with me and we just finished week 1 (out of 6).
reasons why it's great for me:
1 - i have super low arm strength. sometimes i have dreams that i'm being attached and my punches are way too weak to fend the attacker off. pathetic! it started in middle school when i was taking tae kwon do; we'd practice different self-defense moves, but i never felt they were very effective. i don't have these dreams quite as much now, thankfully.
2 - a schedule! you only do push ups mondays, wednesdays and fridays. i'm down with that. although i was INSANE CRAZY-MAKING sore on tuesday and wednesday. the first few push ups i did on wednesday were absolutely killer. but thursday? i felt great! and today after doing 22 push ups (staggered, not all at once), i can say that i already feel strong. i keep feeling up my biceps. pretty soon i'll be able to make diamonds by crushing coal in my fists. hello fiji! ah yes, and italy. perhaps paris, in the park, with a sandwich and a bottle of fizzy water.
3 - i do the push ups on my knees, not "real" pushups. i was telling rachel & lawrence about my push up style last night while watching the office and 30 rock (and basking in dura flame warmth and eating stove-top roasted marshmallows).
me: i don't do full push ups. i do them on my knees.
lawrence: oh, so girly push ups, then.
me: c'mon! they're not "girly". they're... "on your knees" push ups.
at the same time: guess that could be the same thing.
and i guess that's it. nothing more to say. i'm going to lounge in bed w/ my teen reads and cs3 manual and massage these guns.