Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Challenges left and right



First off I started the 100 pushup challenge yesterday! Anyone care to join me? I've attempted it before, but never really gotten very far. I fully intend to complete it this time and have a few friends on Facebook doing it too, so we can check in on each other. I can only do 8 measly boy pushups. So, I hope by the end I can do at least 50 off my knees. I can't imagine I'll be able to do 100, but 50 off knees and 50 with knees would be great.


And then this morning I bit the bullet and went ahead and registered for the towpath marathon. So ready or not I am doing a marathon on Oct 12. My schedule is going to be a little tough b/c I have a half marathon 2 weekends before, when I should be doing my last long run, but I will just taper 2 full weeks. I basically have to run 3 20-24 milers in a row, which will be a bit tough, but I think I will be okay. Wish me luck. New shoes came in the mail today and I slipped them on and took Fonzie for a quick 3 mile run. Nothing like running as the sun slips away for the day.


5 comments:

Angela and David Kidd said...

Congrats on taking the leap and signing up for the marathon. Hmmm, the 100 push up challenge is very tempting. Back in my gymnastics days I could knock out some push ups. It would be ugly now.

Angela said...

This must be the thing to do now...I think I've heard of a couple of people trying the pushup challenge...Maybe I should join in.

Maybe not. maybe.

Audrey said...

Hm. I've never actually been able to do a push-up in my life, I've just never had any upper body strength. All of my strength has always been in my legs. But I think I'll give this a try too.

Trishie said...

Don't want to discourage you... but 3 20-24 miles in a row could do a number on your body. I'd go 20 mi, 14 mi, 22 mi, and then taper.

Mama Simmons said...

Looks like we're doing marathons on the same weekend! :)

And 100 pushups... sweet. Did you get the iPhone app for that?

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distance runner attempting to run a marathon in every state, vegetarian foodie, mediocre triathlete, sucky swimmer, mommy to Harper, tea lover, coffee drinker, animal saver, hubby snuggler, race addict, full time working 31 year old living in cleveland
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Marathons so far

  • Sept 2012 - Corning, NY - TBD
  • April 2012 - Louisville, KY - TBD
  • Sept 2011 - Erie PA - 4:25
  • June 2011 - South Bend IN - 5 hrs+ (it was 98 degrees!)
  • Dec 2010 - Rehoboth Beach DE - 4:26:06
  • Nov 2010 - Huntington WV - 4:11:44
  • Oct 2009 - Towpath - Cleveland area OH - 4:30:35

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