One Hundred Push Ups

In the past few weeks, I’ve been spending a few minutes in the morning doing some push up (pumping) exercises. At first, Poey Chin looked at me funny until I explained to her what I was doing.

I found One Hundred Push Ups, a website that promises to teach you how to do 100 consecutive push ups if you follow their six week program.

Now, I have to confess to everyone that I am hopeless at doing push ups. I used to struggle to do even 3. I had to cheat if I wanted to reach 5.

I’m so happy to report that after I’ve followed the hundred push ups program for two weeks, I’m already able to do 15 in a row.

I hope that I will be able to reach 100 by the end of the six week program.

Why do I want to be able to do that? It’s just something that I was really bad at, and being able to do a hundred will be a wonderful personal victory.

Recently I have also had another breakthrough. I have been experimenting with the front crawl (freestyle) when I swim. I always found it hard to move forward, and I had to use a lot of shoulder strength to move.

One day I realized that my feet were pointing the wrong way as I was kicking. The way I was kicking actually made me move backwards. So I pointed my feet back, like a scuba fin, and I could move through the water with less effort!

My next target: do the butterfly stroke.

I also have this recurring dream where I can run and not get tired. In my dreams I would run everywhere at full sprinting speed.

I wonder if it’s possible for that dream to come true. Maybe I can do that in heaven.

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