New Personal Challenge: The Tippy Toe 500

Good morning from windblown Memphis!

A major storm system blew through on Friday afternoon, and the area is still in clean-up mode. My parents got their power back yesterday afternoon, but my sister and her hubby are still without. It could take up to a week, according to the power people, but we’re hopeful for less time.

For me, life just keeps rolling along. I’ve logged another successful week of maintenance and hit all my targets in that area. (I love when that happens!)

I’ve kind of grown bored with my gym routine, so I’m mixing it up again. I was considering resuming my 100 Push-up Challenge training (I stopped at 41), but while I was checking out the program, I noticed a link to the 200 Squat Challenge. Since I do squats as part of my regular training, I thought what the heck, I’ll do the squat challenge, too.

Sounds like fun, right? Well, then I noticed the 200 Sit-up Challenge. “That would be craziness,” I said.

“But you ARE crazy,” I answered. “It’s one of the things I like best about you.”

Thus, the Tippy Toe 500 was born: 200 Sit-ups, 200 Squats, and 100 Push-ups. The programs call for a six-week training period, but I’m not getting hung up on that. I suspect I’ll need longer–a LOT longer–than six weeks, and that will be okay. It will also be okay if I never complete all three programs. The fun will be in the chase.

The immediate plan is to complete the first two weeks of training, and then assess how I feel about continuing. I’d like to at least make it to the “250” mark (100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and 50 push-ups), but if/when I catch myself dreading my workouts, then I’ll press the pause button or maybe rewind a bit. Or eject the disc completely. :)

The fun starts tomorrow. Wish me luck!

For now, I’m going to return to a lazy Sunday morning. We have more storms rolling through, but nothing severe so far. Let’s hope that continues!

Hope you’re all having a marvelous weekend!