I have an all day Junior League Training from 8 am until I think 5, and then I'm going to dinner and a movie with my friends Jen and Kim and two other ladies that I'm becoming friendly with. But I wanted to make sure to get up early enough to at least do my pushups and situps. Today was Day 3 of week 5 for pushups and day 3 of week 4 for situps, with an exhaustion test at the end. I have to admit that to save a few minutes of time so I could blog before running out, I did my exhaustion test at the last set for each because it's where you're supposed to do a max.
Well, I really surprised myself with how well I did! For the Pushups, after doing 2 sets of 20, 24, 20, then a set of 22, I maxed out at 65. I may have been able to do more but my brain got in the way and was telling me things like "oh my God! 60!" But, I did fall down after the 65th pushup. For the situps, I maxed out at 130, but I definitely could have done more - I just want to make sure I'm not in excruciating pain for later in the day. Nothing says "make friends and influence people" like abs that don't let you sit up straight because you're hurting. And the 160 was after doing a set of 45, 50, 45, 45.
I am feeling stronger. I had to laugh though because I was thinking about the fact that I can do so many situps and realized that I don't have that 6 pac as "promised" by the website. I do have looser twin skin, and I've got the definition down the sides of my twin belly and near my hips. At one point while doing pushups I thought that maybe a tummy tuck isn't a bad thing. My stomach skin hangs down while I do pushups while meanwhile my abs are tight (I know they are because I tense them when I do pushups to help keep me in plank). But then I wouldn't trade having my children for a flat belly... so I'll stick with my situp and pushup challenges!
Funny part is now I feel like I want to go on a run... but I need to shower and get out the door!
Good luck to all racers today! I love reading the race reports!