Back from Vacation

I haven't been to class yet, but my wife and I are a study in how jet lag completely discombobulates someone. Neither of us can stay asleep for more than four hours because our clocks are so far off. It's waking up at 4 or 3 in the morning and not being able to get back to sleep.

In an attempt to stay in some kind of shape I tried to keep up with Pat's challenge of 100 push ups just to see if I could do it. Bob at Striking Thoughts has broken it up to 50, rest, 25, rest and 25. I figured since Bob and I are roughly the same age I could do the same. I thought wrong! I guess heavy lifting doesn't translate to quantity. My best on the trip was 42, rest, and 10. I was too fried after that to do more. Yesterday at the gym I was able to do 50 in one shot, but nothing more.

I'll continue to try more in my morning warm ups and see how far I get.

Comments

Bob Patterson said…
Be sure to allow a day or two of recovery for your muscles to grow and repair themselves.

This becomes more important for us old guys!

:-)

I bet if you stick with it you'll see your push-ups go up. It also helps with punching.

Take care!

~BCP
Meg said…
You're back! Good to see you again!
Take Bob's advice and rest!! Don't try to do it all at once!!
[Mat] said…
100??

crazy. I did a lot back then, but never 100.

good luck on that. :D
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Potatoe Fist said…
So this morning I got to 50 pushups on my knuckles. I was so proud of the accomplishment that I didn't think of continuning on.

An, your comments make a lot of sense. I'll make sure I have enough rest and I'll try the halfsies to see if that improves my base amount.

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