It only took 371 days.
On November 10, 2020, I broke both of my wrists while exercising.
Of course, I had to write about it – I’ll do anything to keep my streak going. 🙂
While the thought of doing a push-up was the furthest thing from my mind, I also told myself I would try a push-up in one year.
Now I am sure some people would have been doing push-ups within six weeks of such an injury, but I’ve become a big fan of slow and steady wins the race. And I mean s-l-o-w.
As part of the process, our family rejoined a gym about three months ago.
I figured that gave me three months to get ready for the big push-up day. So I started using the bench press machine at a very low weight setting. And I mean l-o-w. In fact, I’m not sure it can go any lower.
But after those 12 weeks, I thought I was ready.
So today, a week later than planned, I decided to give it a shot.
And lo and behold – success!
One and done.
At this rate, I’ll be doing seven pushups in a row by the time I’m 70.
Like I said, slow and steady wins the race.
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