Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Morning Exercise. Day 3

Pah. It's rubbish. Why would I actually get out of bed earlier than normal in order to put myself through some physical pain! WHY WOULD ANYONE DO THAT!?!?! Oh yes, because I agreed to abide by the rules on Juneathon and I was planning on going for a drink tonight and therefore wouldn't be in any a state to do any form of exercise later.

So it was my first proper day of 100 sit-up/200 press-up challenge and this was my task:

Press Ups (rest of 60 seconds between each set)
Set 1: 10
Set 2: 12
Set 3: 7
Set 4: 7
Set 5: 9

My shoulders not only ached but i very nearly smacked my nose on the floor. Plus my shoulders crack very loudly while doing them at that time in the morning. It was not a pretty sight!

Sits Ups (rest of 60 seconds between each set)
Set 1: 21
Set 2: 27
Set 3: 21
Set 4: 21
Set 5: 30

Ouuuuuch! FFS. I appear to have no stomach muscles at all. This really hurt! A lot!! I can't wait until tomorrow morning, I can go for a run instead and not have to do any of this crappy core strength stuff.

Also, an annoying point, my running watch appears to have died. Maybe it couldn't cope with yesterday's amazing (ahhem) speed but as of this morning, it's dead. Actually, weirdly the light's still on but there's no display. Take it to the menders or buy a new watch? Decisions, decisions!

Have a good day 3 everybody!


  1. Well done on the time yesterday - very impressive. And keep going with the press ups - they do get easier (and surprisingly quickly). You may want to substitute stomach crunches for actual sit ups on a few days - it still works your abs but doesn't ruin the lower back like "proper" sit ups do. Oh, and ditch the "broken" sports watch... Go for a Garmin - you know you want to!!

  2. Cheers, I was really happy with it. But panic not, they are the stomach crunch style ones because of the reduced stress on my back. Last thing I need is a broken one of them!! I'm not joining the Garmin club but I have ordered a new watch with a couple of new fun features!

  3. What eatingtrees said, buy a Garmin!

  4. I reckon the Garmin is the best tool ever, so I agree on that. Well done on the core bits. The month will fly by!

  5. What do you mean you have no stomach muscles 120 crunches is damn good.

    Well done

  6. Maybe yes but I'm sure it shouldn't hurt when I sneeze now!

  7. Tsk... that's probably just a broken rib...

  8. What they said! (Get a Garmin!)