As much as I love to run, I think it’s very important to have non-mileage goals as well (here’s why). No matter how much you love running (or spin or swimming or Zumba), putting all your eggs in one fitness basket just isn’t wise – and can lead to injury.
Last month, my non-mileage goal was to do a handstand push-up (with my legs against the wall or some one holding me up – come on, let’s be realistic). And yesterday, I did it! I started off by doing lots of handstand, then little arm dips, and then eventually a full-in handstand push-up.
In November, my goal is to get to 50 push-ups in a row. I’ll be loosely following the One Hundred Push-ups Challenge but shortening it to 50 and making lots of modifications along the way.
I’ve used this program before and maxed out at 50 push-ups, although I do think 100 push-ups is obtainable with the program (it would definitely take longer than 6 weeks for me to do it!). Anyway, I see this little November challenge as something fun to do in the morning… in the warmness of my house. I did 15 real push-ups (with one break) and 20 ‘girlie’ push-ups today.
50 push-ups – BRING IT ON. I’ll check in with my push-ups three times a week, if you want to follow along!