100 Push Ups: Week 2 Exhaustion Test

After the Conferences on Saturday, I put my kids to bed, then did some last minute Internet time wasting, before I remembered that I needed to do my exhausion test.

After the 2nd week of the One Hundred Push Ups program, you are supposed to test yourself.  While it is priimarily to see where you belong during week three, I used it to psyche myself up and help me to see that I am improving.

I didn’t want to psyche myself out by counting them.  So, I had my wife count for me.  I was afraid that by knowing that I was past my 15 mark, that I would just give up too early.


I did 25 pushups.  That is 10 more than I idid two weeks ago.  While it isn’t the improvement that I would like to see so that I can complete this program in six weeks.  It is an improvement.  I am excited to see more improvement as I go through the program.

I think that part of my problem was that I didn’t (couldn’t) complete the final set of all but one of the days’ workouts.  Usually, I would fall on my knees with one to three more pushups to do.  I would rest for a few seconds, then complete the set.

Perhaps, I should repeat week 2, but twenty-five push ups are enough for me to go to week 3 if I move to the second column.  So, that’s what I am going to do.  I have been thinking through these past two weeks that it would probably be a better fit for me.

So, tonight, I will be doing 83 or more pushups.  Wow, that sounds crazy.  But I know that I can do it.