Why am I bothering putting so much effort into something that wont even give me a medal for my stash? Because it looks like awesome fun. And also because it looks like something that mostly dudes will be doing, and I like beating dudes (take that any way you will).
So apart from running, Body Pump, Body Combat, Spin and Power Yoga, I’ve set myself a couple of chick goals:
Goal 1: Do a pull-up The last time I managed to do a pull-up I was in elementary school taking the national fitness test (I never got Presidential, only National. Effin pull-ups!). My boyfriend can manage something unreal, like 15 in a row, and I can’t even do one, which makes me sick. So with Tough Mudder as my deadline, I aim to be able to lift my own body weight (without amputating both legs).
Goal 2: #plankaday I’ve seen this plankaday thing around for a few weeks now, and after checking it out, think it’s a pretty good idea. Essentially, you need to aim for one plank every day. The time isn’t really too important as long as you give it your best shot, though I imagine progressively improving. I started yesterday and managed a 2 minute plank followed by a 1 minute 30 second plank. Tonight I cracked out another 2 minute plank. I remember being able to do a 5 minute plank once, so that’s where I aim to be by July (if not sooner). This is especially important as since I tore my ab, I haven’t really been able to do ab exercises, but the plank, because it’s stationary, seems to be the one I can handle.