Well, I reached my goal of 100 pushup! On Saturday, I took the final test again and did it! I don't think I could do another pushup. Pushup number 98, 99, and 100 took a Herculean effort that included positive self-talk, grunting, about 5 quick breathes, and some choice 4 letter words. :) On 100, the only motivation that worked was thinking about repeating Week 6 again.
This story ended a little different then most people would think. No, I didn’t repeat the Week 6 workout. In fact, I didn’t do another pushup. The secret to completing the challenge...
One of my students, Stan, finished the challenge a few days before me and said that he tried and got 90 pushups like me. He rested 3 days and was able to complete the challenge with 100. I did the same thing.
I guess sometimes we need to push, push, push, but for superior performance, we need to rest too.