My arm strength is so pathetic a former co-worker actually printed out this picture and hung it at my desk. We may or may not have had a pushup contest (that I lost) in the middle of the office (although I kicked butt in the handstand contest!).
My arm strength has gotten slightly better with all the yoga I’ve been doing…
…no way I could have held a chaturanga in such good form a year ago!
Now if you’ve been reading this blog for awhile you may be thinking, “but wait, I remember Danielle rocked some awesome pushups with the green army dude in the middle of the Disney marathon!”
Yup, I managed 5 pushups in the middle of a marathon!
No idea how.
It may have been the adrenaline. Or it may have been that my arms were so glad to have something to do after my legs had been getting all the attention for the past 20 miles. Whatever it was I think that may be the most consecutive pushups I’ve ever done (yeah, it’s that bad).
So, I’ve decided to take matters into my own
arms hands and do a pushup challenge I found on Pinterest during the month of August!
To be honest, this plan looks a little aggressive to me (40 pushups by the end of the month, really??!), but whether I make it to 40 or not I’m sure I’ll improve from where I am now (which as of 5 minutes ago is 5 consecutive pushups…barely).
I’ll keep my daily pushup totals in my weekly training logs and hopefully by the end of the month I’ll be able to shed my “T-Rex” nickname!
Has anyone ever challenged themselves to something like this?
If anyone wants to join me in the “No More T-Rex” Challenge let me know!