Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Most mornings I begin the day with some black coffee and push-ups. Lately, it's been 75 push-ups. Some days, I bang out 100. I've gotten to the point where I can do these without stopping. But it has taken a long time. I've started and restarted the hundredpushups.com program a bunch of times, and have repeated weeks 5 & 6 more times than I can recall.
This evening, I couldn't recall if I had done my morning push-ups. So I did 105 without stopping, surprising even me.
My point is: I never thought I'd be able to do 100 without stopping. Now I can. And in coming to this realization, it all seems so sudden. As if I developed this strength overnight. As if it didn't take diligence, work, focus to get to now.
I never thought I'd be able to do 100 in a row.
Come to think of it, there are a lot of things I thought I'd never do. Here are a few.
- Lose 50/100/150 pounds
- Run 1/3/5/10/13/26/31/50 miles
- Have size 34 pants fall off my frame
- Have you read this blog post and maybe have it spark the same thought in you
What is it that you could never do?