Friday, December 3, 2010

Wednesday Night’s Minor Victory!

We start class with 25 push ups and 100 crunches. Crunches I can do. Push ups are really hard for my weak and puny runner arms. But if I’m going to roll with the guys there’s no way I’m going to do girl push ups in front of them. Let’s face it, ladies, we know man-style push ups are hard for us because of our distribution of weight. But do guys get it? What would they think?

Each class I’ve done as many man-style push ups as I can and ended with a few knee-on-the-floors. I’ve had to take into consideration time because I don’t want everyone waiting for me to finish. The first week I did 15. Last week I did 20. This past Wednesday night I finally did all 25 man-style push ups!

Today my 8th period class (I teach high school) was discussing the requirements for enlistment in the US Army. You have to be a citizen. You can't have more than 2 dependents. Once you pass Basic Training, to stay in, if you're my age, you have to do at least 13 push ups in two minutes. (1) Hmmm, I thought, I can do that. And the sit-ups and the run, too.

Now if it were only sleeveless weather I could show off my GI Jane arms. : )
 
 
(1) http://usmilitary.about.com/od/army/a/afpt.htm

1 comment:

  1. Congratulation! Good for you. Breakin' down the walls, breakin' em down.

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