On Saturday, Tim and I started the One Hundred Push-ups. The first step is to do the initial test:
“execute as many good-form push ups as you can”. I did one. Almost
two, but in all honesty it was one.
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We went for a walk, found a park and decided to do the test.
Tim was, as usual no fuss, got down to
business and did his. I, on the other hand was a bit of a princess and
struggled to give it a go. After I made my lame excuses and Tim patiently
waited, I gave it my best. After I did my fabulous one push up, I was exhausted,
perhaps, slightly over dramatic but it was highly amusing. Because after I did
the initial test, the program was set and I felt I didn’t need to make any
excuses, I was going to do this.
On day two of our training, we put on some Nightwish and
started the session. It was hard work, but surprisingly it wasn’t actually hard
to start. I didn’t complain, I followed the number of push-ups I had to do and
rested between sets. It was amazingly simple, very quick, but tough. I was out
of breath and just collapsed. But it felt good.
Today is day 3 and I’m working towards a total of 22 push
ups. I’m looking forward to it strangely enough. The easy to follow app
combined with working out with Tim is quite fun! Naturally we’re doing completely
different sets (I think Tim’s goal is 57), but it doesn’t matter, the principle
is simple, the steps aren’t rocket science and it’s just so funny at how easy
it is. The program suggests you do the push ups every other day, so the plan so
far is to walk every day and the days we don’t do the program we run (or jog or
just walk and talk at the same time).
I always knew exercise and happiness go hand in hand. Stick
in a buddy, fresh air and a good sense of humour and you have something golden.