With 5 months down and 7 more to go in 2013 here are the stats:
- 26,000 Push Ups
- 43,800 seconds of holding a plank (that translates to 730 total minutes or 2 minutes a day)
- 1,000,000 meters rowing on a Concept 2
- Walk 300 miles
- 9,718 Push Ups. 1,038 behind the 8 ball.
- 16,332 seconds of holding a plank. 1,788 seconds behind the 8 ball.
- 507,108 meters rowing. 93,409 meters ahead of the 8 ball.
- 124 miles walking. 4 miles ahead of the 8 ball.
The trip to Kuaui whacked everything out. I only did push ups and planks for 1 day and swam and surfed the rest of the time. Being a beginning level surfer took a MASSIVE toll on my energy level, just fighting through sets of waves and learning when and how to go out and not waste energy. I was constantly torn between taking advantage of the time at the beach or recovering, I chose to rehearse my basic skills. I also ended up walking a million miles but there was no way to track it (now Kim and I have a Jawbone Up because our friend Brooks Reid told us about it.)
Interestingly enough because I am actually training on the Concept 2 my push ups have taken a hit. Instead of 2 sets of 60 push ups I dropped to 2 sets of 50 and that has really impacted my behind the 8 ball number.
On the bright side I learned something completely new: stretching in a hot tub! Michael W. Smith taught me to stretch in a hot tub first thing in the morning. He’s right it works WONDERS, especially if you’re a masters athlete. He’s trained by Steve Watterson, strength coach for the Tennessee Titans. I told him that mere mortals like me didn’t have access to a hot tub every morning – unless we were at a hotel!!!