Monday, August 04, 2008

A life less wimpy

I stumbled on a old house-mates blog today. I was inspired after reading about several of her adventures. She is so tough. I want to be more like her and less like a lazy couch potato so I have decided to do something about it.

I quit watching TV a couple weeks ago. That was definitely a step in the right direction. I have been mostly sleeping, reading books, and playing my clarinet with my new free time. I am thinking I can spend some of that time doing a little more exercise though.

I did start the 100 push up challenge two weeks ago. The challenge is to be able to do 100 push ups in a row after six weeks of training. I started week three today and did 100 push ups but not in a row. I took some long breaks to recover between sets.

I also did 11 pullups before riding my bike to work. Not sure about the length of my commute. I spend all day looking at computers so I don't want one of those computer things on my bike. I am guessing it is somewhere like 15-20 miles round trip.

When I got home I walked down to Big Creek and tried to run around the walking trail. I am guessing I walked like 2 miles and ran probably 3 quarters of a mile.

I think that is a good start for a life less wimpy. I wonder how long I can keep it up.


chocolate girl said...

Now I feel so....lazy! You've inspired me to at least think about being less wimpy. Keep at it. A little bit each day adds up in the end.

voice of reason said...

less wimpy, I should try that too. too much time at work has turned me almost into the week-end warrior I have much chided in the past.
last time I rode with Lisa, I kicked her ass.(I think she was sick) the time before that, I almost died schooling Chris, and was saved by another rider who broke his collarbone in a spectacular crash, and I 'volunteered' to help him find the short way out.
I guess I'll go for a pedal before work in the morning :)