Five organizations, one SAHM, one reader and counting! 100 pushups, here we come!
- on May 13, 2011
Sifting through the comments on the last post, here's where we are:
Kris Adair, SAHM, and blogger (Inthekitchenwithaudrey.com, which has the funniest photo on its home page), said that she'd started the program once, but lost momentum:
I started by only being able to do 5 knee push ups and moved to being able to do 15 regular push ups in a week and a half. It really works!
But, she's giving it another go. Well, Kris, you didn't have a whole community to bump pushups with the first time you tried it. Now, there's a bunch of us doing this together!
Lauren Grieb, at Bert Nash, and at least five of her co-workers are participating. That crew has blown me away! Lauren reports that she can do 30 pushups. The others? Take a look:
- "I'm already on week 5 :) I started out with 73 though so i should be there in no time!"
- "I can do a hundred, but it might take a week."
- "I did 30 pushups (10 regular, 10 wide (arms farther apart) and 10 tricep (arms & elbows in tight) this morning at the gym and then I did it again 15 minutes later! Not bad for a 46 year old woman w/ 4 kids and who was a couch potato/bleacher bum up until 4 months ago!"
- "Just did 20 regular push-ups."
- "Ok. I'm in. I just did 33 (not knee ones if it matters). Apparently since I did over 30 I am supposed to start on week 3. I'll start tomorrow. Good luck!"
Where'd you find these folks, Lauren -- in the triathletes division of Bert Nash? If we could put names to numbers, that would be good. btw, Bert Nash CEO Dave Johnson has a legitimate injury that prevents him from doing pushups, according to Jon Stewart, but his doc has given him exercises to do for the injury. Note to Dave: As Jon says, you're on the hook for that.
Sean Cailteux, a chiropractor at Chiropractic Experience says "most of the office will be doing the challenge". Does that mean Mark, Leah, Sally, Lisa...and who else? Sean's in very good shape; claims he can do about 70 (which probably means he can do 90). So, he's going for this goal:
But I was thinking I might use this challenge to improve my "one-handed" push ups. I can do about 10 on each arm. So maybe by the end of 6 weeks, that number could be pretty high.
After reading my previous post, Ross Weber from Tonganoxie commented that he's in, and will send video when he can do 100 pushups in one sitting (so to speak).
btw, we'll set up a WellCommons pushups channel on YouTube for people to post to, and then y'all can just copy the links into a new post in this 100 Pushups group page.
Ali Edwards said folks from the Lied Center are also in. We need a report about who's participating and how many pushups you can do.
At LJWorld, here's who's in: Jonathan Kealing. Christine Metz, Edwin Rothrock, Karrey Britt, Whitney Mathews, Ben Spaulding, Schnette Hollins, and me (I can do 25). Christine has volunteered Cody Howard. We just organized this morning, and we'll report in our starting counts later.
OK! Who else is in? LiveWell? K-State Extension? Lawrence Memorial Hospital? Health Care Access? Douglas County Dental Clinic? United Way, Independence Inc., Willow Domestic Violence Center? GaDuGi? Lawrence Parks & Rec? Anyone else?
We were talking about developing some kind of badge or reward for people when they get to 100. Any ideas?
We'll keep track of this, and report every week. So, post your starting counts and progress in this 100 Pushups group (or to your own group page and repost here), and I'll do a wrap-up every week.