As much as I love to run, I think itâ€™s very important to have non-mileage goals as well (hereâ€™s why). No matter how much you love running (or spin or swimming or Zumba), putting all your eggs in one fitness basket just isnâ€™t wise â€“ 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 â€“ come on, letâ€™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. Iâ€™ll be loosely following the One Hundred Push-ups Challenge but shortening it to 50 and making lots of modifications along the way.
Iâ€™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 morningâ€¦ in the warmness of my house. I did 15 real push-ups (with one break) and 20 â€˜girlieâ€™ push-ups today.
50 push-ups â€“ BRING IT ON. Iâ€™ll check in with my push-ups three times a week, if you want to follow along!