How are you all 100 Pushups people going? I confess I only got round to starting this past Sunday. So far, so shaky! But what a novelty to have a challenge that takes 15 minutes instead of your entire bloody day. It’s so quick that it’s not even worth making excuses not to do it. Last night I did my pushups at midnight in Lancashire in a sad hotel room. My train had got in late as one of the engines CAUGHT FIRE… but I pressed on despite my brush with death*. How’s that for commitment!?
Speaking of wheels, after consulting my cycling guru Dr G, I’ve decided to postpone New Years Goal No.5, the Sea to Sea ride, until next spring. As I’ve mentioned before, 2008 has been stupidly hectic and I’ve not actually been on a bike since the fanbloodybrilliant Tour de NYC last October! And given that my entire road cycling experience is one 10 mile loop around Dunfermline and one afternoon in Manhattan, I realised it wasn’t realistic to get trained up by the planned September date.
After the Moonwalk I am all goal-ed out, to be honest. I just want to exercise purely for fun for awhile and enjoy the summer! And have more time to get confident on my bike, which stills feels like an alien blue beast. I went back to kickboxing on Monday night and instantly felt a big surge of mojo. It’s violent, it’s sweaty, but it soothes my soul.
* More of an "incident" than a brush with death. Like a polite request from the conductor to please get off the train before we all went down in flames. Hee hee.