Monday, February 22, 2010

10,000 Sit-ups in 30 Days

As mentioned in my last post, I’m still not going to be able to do anything physical for around 2-3 more weeks, but I really want to set a new goal and aim for it during my recovery stage. I’ve been busting my brain trying to work out a realistic goal that I can attempt without making my injury worse and I think I’ve got it. It’s not a crazy goal but I believe it’s going to be challenging for me and it should help me get back some core strength to start running and getting back into full training again.

I'm going to attempt to do 10,000 sit-ups in 30 days. This works out to around 333 sit-ups a day and based on the extra weight around my tummy these days, it should be a big challenge :)

I’ll try to break up by my sit-up routine to include various styles of sit-ups but I’ll be aiming to follow this style as much as possible.

My Progress:

Start: 22 February 2010

Week 1: 1 March 2010
Number of sit-ups completed - 645

Week 2: 8 March 2010
Number of sit-ups completed - 1185 -
After 2 weeks i'm way behind, Its not as easy as i thought but i'm going to keep pushing it :)

Week 3: 15 March 2010
Number of sit-ups completed -

End: 22 March 2010
Total number of sit-ups completed -

I'm Injured Again

Over the last two and a half months I have been forced to stop running and doing anything physical, due to a really bad infection in my right foot that started after I didn’t treat some running blisters I got after my last marathon. Even though I’ve taking really good care of my foot over the last couple of months, I unfortunately got struck down with some other internal allergy my body formed due to the type of antibiotics the doctors had put me on.

But it seems I’m finally on the home stretch now to being back to my usual healthy self. But I’ve still been asked to avoid wearing shoes and keep off my feet until my right foot heals completely.

So for the last two and a half months I’ve not been able to do any fitness related activity, and this has been a huge blow to my motivation and I’ve also put on a lot of extra weight. I’m actually 5 kg more than my usual weight of 78kg!
But my priority is to get better first and then get myself back on track with fitness and set myself some new fitness goals.