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  • aug 26

    Well, week 5 has passed, I’m supposedly only one week away from being able to do 100 pushups. I really don’t feel like that today, but I guess it’s not terribly disheartening yet.

    Rune has been struggling with sleeping the last week or so, so I haven’t slept too well either. In spite of that, I managed to do one or two more than the minimum 40 on the last round of day 2 and 3. That’s 151 pushups this morning.

    I also started running again, mostly because I had to pick up Rune on foot from the day carer, so I figured I’d combine it with a bit of running. Worked out fine with the knee and all.

    Oh, and last week’s training was great – I have a new partner in John, and he has much of the same intensity when training as I have. We did a series of basic techniques and applied them in jigo waza (defense situations). Great fun. Looking forward to training tonight.

  • aug 12

    Well, week 3 of the hundred pushups was pretty tough, but I’ve managed to push myself a bit, and the effect was obvious on day 3, where I did 129 pushups in total, with 4 x 2 minute breaks. I feel I’m definately getting closer to my goal, also because I managed 35 in the last round.

    Besides the pushing up, I celebrated my birthday yesterday by helping at the country festival, taking down tents and packing floors and such. I have a tired back today. So, anyway, I got some presents as well – some nice new clothes, a set of kitchen knives and a new gi! It’s very very comfortable, and I’m really looking forward to breaking it in.

  • aug 7

    Well, running was a bit of a let-down this sunday. I’d only gotten through half of my program when my knee started hurting. Ouch. No more running until that’s over, I’m afraid.

    On the other hand, I’ve completed the first two weeks of the hundred pushups program, and did the test afterwards: I can now do 40 consecutive good-form pushups. So, I’m still in the high section for the next two weeks. Day one of third week was pretty hard, but I’m feeling good about it still.

    Jiu jitsu training starts next week, looking forward to that as well.

  • aug 2

    Still on the program, this morning I did 15, 15, 12, 12, then 37 pushups, 2 minutes pause between each section. Now it’s time for another test, and I’m pretty hyped about it. Looks a lot like I’ll make it in 4 weeks.

    On another note, I’ve started running. Even though I’ve always sworn that I couldn’t and wouldn’t run, I’ve been out three times over the last week, following a program kinda like the pushups one. I started in the middle of the¬†entry level, which means walking 2 minutes, running 5, then walking 2, running 5 and finally walking one minute.

    This has worked well, and I’ve increased the distance run (if ever so slightly) every time. I don’t get sore, I can actually get myself to do it, and it’s only 15 minutes plus a bit of stretching afterwards. Next week, I’ll go up to running 6 minutes, maybe just the first time, can’t remember. But overall, good stuff. I do believe it shows as well, though not so much on the scales yet. Probably when I go back to work, I’ll be back to more normal eating habits, and lose the couple of kilos I’ve gained.

  • aug 1

    I’ve made a page with a wish list for my upcoming 30th birthday.

    Go here!