I am a fool for punishment. I'm still working on my running, doing one day on the treadmill running, and then on alternate days I just walk on the treadmill or do 20 minutes of massive leg stretches and sit-ups.
Then the other day I stumbled upon the 30 Day Arm Challenge on Pinterest....
Hmmm..... that doesn't look too bad, right? Wrong! I may have over estimated my ability a wee bit. I was in for a very rude awakening when I tried to do the 4 pushups on day 1. I have to admit that I was shocked that I couldn't do 4 straight push ups. The triceps dips and the mountain climbers weren't a problem, but the push ups kicked my butt. And that pissed me off big time. Today was day 3 of the challenge and I'm happy to say that I'm already on-track and did 5 push ups today. Yeah me!!
I was also scheduled to run 2 miles today on the treadmill, but that was a fail too. I'm not supposed to be eating fried food, but that rule flew out the window the minute my nephew walked in the door with 30 freshly caught bluegill from ice fishing. Thanks Kyle! Anyway, one dinner later of home fried potatoes, baked beans and fried fish and my plans for a 2 mile run were sunk. I made it to 1.8 miles and honestly felt like I was going to pass out or throw up. So I slowed it to a walk and called it a night. Disappointing yes, but still happy I got up off the couch and did something.
I'm going to continue to incorporate the 30 day arm challenge into my work outs for the next month and see if it works. At the very least I will be able to do some push ups again.