Another Challenge Update

Week 3 of the One Hundred Pushup Challenge was a killer. I tested into the “> 25 pushups” portion after doing 30 on Sunday, and immediately on the first day, I had to start with 25 pushups for just the first set! It doesn’t get easier, as you have 60 seconds to recover and move on to 17, 17, 15, then 25 to finish up. My form was… not good. But I pretty much finished it. Eventually on Day 3, this morning, I had to do 30, 22, 22, 20 and 27. I barely eked my way through that, leading me to consider redoing the week. However, after looking ahead to week 4, I realized it wouldn’t be that much more than I did this week, so I will forge ahead and see how I do.
On the President’s Challenge side, I’m now 86 % of the way toward the goal of 20000 points for a Bronze Award. I should be able to surpass 20000 by the end of next week.
On Monday morning, I’ll be headed downtown for the Zipcar Low-Car Diet kickoff. If anyone happens to be near Gallery Place around 9am, stop by and say hi. The requirements are pretty simple: don’t use your car for a month, and see how it goes. I have to send them email updates every couple of weeks, and I might record a video of my commute or our trips to the market or something. In return, I got a free Zipcar membership for the year, $150 driving credit for Zipcars, $250 MetroCard for riding the train or bus, a copy of How to Live Well Without Owning a Car (which I already read and own a copy of) and a free one year membership to the Washington Area Bicyclists Association. Not a bad haul, I must say. That MetroCard should definitely help on those bad weather days. Who knows? Maybe I can eventually sell our second car.