Monday, March 25, 2013
Motivation! and a helpful website
March 25 workout: 4mi on the treadmill 1% incline 40:30 (10:07 avg pace)
Followed up with 4 sets of 25 push ups!
I dont know about anyone else but running on the 'mill feels MUCH harder than running on the roads. BUT its not quite so loathsome if I have something to watch that is motivating (or mindless-Kate plus 8 got me thru a lot of treadmill runs this winter!)
I've discovered this past month that watching past episodes of THE BIGGEST LOSER is really motivating while I'm running!
Also, is anyone else an upper body weakling like me? Seriously. A 2 yr old could probably out arm wrestle me.
Well given this embarrassing knowledge a couple years ago, I decided to do something about it!
I found this website:
HUNDRED PUSH UPS CHALLENGE
When I started, I could not do even ONE 'real' push up and only 6 on-my-knees push ups (and that last one was SHAKY). The max number I've done now? 40. FORTY!!!!! Typically I do 4 sets of 25 but there have been a couple times I've managed to do 40 at one time. Forty REAL push ups!!
I didnt start the program to ever REALLY be able to do 100 push ups at one time but I did want to increase my upper body strength (which I feel is important as a runner) and I really feel like I've achieved that.
This same website also offers a '100 sit ups' and '100 squats'. And the best thing?
ITS ALL FREE! And its super easy to stick with.
Hope you're all having a great start to your Monday.
If you do treadmill runs, what is your favorite thing to watch, or listen to?
How many push ups can you do?