The Stir Crazy Files – Episode 26
How out of shape can one fat asshole be?
I have been challenged. A friend today challenged me to try to do push ups every hour on the hour during the work day. Actually, the discussion started with him asking if I can do A push up. My answer was a derisive laugh and an emphatic no. So the challenge, to start with at least, is more like try to do one push up every hour on the hour during the work day.
This discussion started a little before noon. Fuck it, I thought, I am going to do it. At noon I got down on the floor, got into the “up” push up position, started to lower myself toward the floor and… splat. Right on my dumb face.
A few minutes ago I tried again for 1:00 and managed sort of like half a push up. I lowered myself a little, but not all the way to the floor. I’ll take that as a win.
I had mentioned that we’ve tried to go for walks around the block. We haven’t been able to do that consistently, so exercise opportunities for me have been few and far between. After two failed attempts at push ups over a little more than 60 minutes has me feeling like I ran a marathon. Ouch.
45 minutes to go until the next try.
Challenge accepted, even though it’s likely going to destroy me.