Monday, November 4, 2013

Rounding Up

I don't know what sounds tougher, 120,000 pushups a year or 10,000 pushups a month. Doesn't much matter I suppose, it's the same ridiculous hobby however you slice it.

I haven't been thinking a whole lot about it lately though - because another goal has been creeping slowly, insidiously into my head.........

Since I hit the floor 20 months ago or so I've recorded 200,000 pushups. (I can't say exactly how many I've done because, as I've mentioned in previous posts, unless I've been particularly militant about scratching out another mark in the notebook after each and every set it's easy for me to forget how many sets I've done in the course of the day.) By the end of the year I plan to be at 220,000. 'So why not keep going to the nice round figure of 250,000?'

Because, odd as it may sound, that doesn't seem round enough.

If my math is correct (not a safe bet), if I do 11,000 or so a month I'll have recorded 1,000,000 pushups by my 50th birthday. Then maybe I can quit this idiotic hobby of mine.

We'll see.

Over 100,000 for the year now. The kids started ignoring me and my knuckled antics long ago.