Pushups and Planksmas


Today marked 30 days of Push-Up and Planks. For the past month, I did a push-up challenge: 100 pushups a day for 30 days. For good measure, I also threw in PLANKSMAS: a progression of planks from 20-second to a three-minute hold. In keeping with Oprah's Things I Know for Sure:

  • I hope I never do another push up IN. MY. LIFE.
  • I will cheat at Planksmas. I failed at Day 28. My body failed me and I didn't try again. And I didn't care. Nor did I care that on day 29-31 that I cheated: booty in the air, walking planks, side planks. 
  • Pushups without rest will hurt your shoulders and negatively affect your swimming. They will also affect your planking ability. 
  • I would never have made it without friends.