Diary of a Network Geek

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One Hundred Push Ups

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Life Goals,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Personal,Red Herrings — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:45 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

I once read somewhere that doing 100 push ups in the morning makes you feel like you can accomplish anything.

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve done 100 push ups every morning, but, when I used to do that, it was true. I’d feel like if I could do that, well, at least the day wasn’t wasted, so I might as well give whatever crazy task was at hand a try.
Apparently, someone else agrees with me and has actually developed a program, of sorts, that lets you build up to that goal of 100 push ups. Not coincidentally, the site is called “one hundred push ups” and, if you believe their press, following this plan will let you do 100 push ups, in one, continuous set in just six weeks.

I haven’t tried it yet myself, but I’ll get back to you.

Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"It's better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and resolve all doubt."
   --Abraham Lincoln


  1. yeah, let me know how that works out.

    Comment by kat — 11/7/2008 @ 8:58 am

  2. Kat before I moved to Texas, back in ’98, I used to do several hundred push ups every morning. Granted, they were in sets of 25 or 50, but, still. And I did a like number of sit-ups. And I used to hit a heavy bag for 20+ minutes three times a week. And I used to workout with dumbbells.
    In short, I was in pretty damn good shape.
    Then, I moved down here to Houston and… Well, I can’t blame Houston, but my life sure changed and, in many ways, not for the better.

    Now, I’d just like to be on the road to being back in that kind of shape again, for a lot of reasons. Well, one push up at a time, I guess.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 11/7/2008 @ 9:06 am

  3. I reckon boys are much better with push ups than women. I can still do 100 sit ups, but I’m flat out doing 10 “real” pushups (I like the lady ones with knees on floor)

    (Hey am I retarded and simply can’t find the button that takes me to the previous post when I’m on the permalink page? I’d really like one of those buttons.)
    Would also be good if you could subscribe to comments…

    Comment by Dataceptionist — 11/11/2008 @ 6:51 pm

  4. I’m using an antique theme for the blog, or there’d be a “next” and “back” arrow or button. And, yes, I should find a plugin that lets you subscribe to comments. But, it would take work and time and stuff that I don’t have a lot of right now. So, point taken, and I’ll get on that, eventually.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 11/11/2008 @ 10:18 pm

  5. Right, no “next” and “back” buttons yet, but now you can subscribe to comments. Better?

    Comment by the Network Geek — 11/12/2008 @ 12:22 pm

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