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Well thinking back on it, it wasn’t exactly the best of days. For the most part I slaved away doing some hellish task or another, but now that I’ve done them, I feel like I’ve done well. Good on me.
My story starts at 7am and fought my way out of the comfort of my little college bed onto my little college floor and moved straight into doing push-ups. A couple of things moved me to wake up to this; Firstly, the image that a friend on mine Stevo put in my head the other day. He was talking about some movie where the character wakes up in the morning and falls out of bed straight into push-ups. Stevo said that he’d tried this and that it was a really good way to get yourself woken up. I have to assure you, just this image isn’t nearly enough to convince me to do this, in fact only someone as keen as winner of last year’s “Fitness First” award (Stevo) would manage that. No, it’s the second reason that really pushed me over the line; I’ve started to do the 100 push-ups program.
It’s basically just a 6 week little program found at www.hundredpushups.com that works to move you from your current level up to being able to do 100 consecutive push-ups. I’m not sure how well I’ll be able to pick up the pace, but if it works as well as it says it does, I should be able to do it before too long. I managed 67 this morning, although not consecutively, just following the steps for Day 1 Week 1.
After that was of course the oh so fun trip up to Uni to sit in my lecture for two hours and try my hardest to stay awake. It’s not that I’m too bored, in fact, it’s a testament to how interesting this lecture is that it gets me out of bed and up to campus by 8:30 on a Monday morning. So I sat in my lecture learning about file systems, compilers and libraries, interested the whole way, but struggling to keep my eyes open. Afterwards I headed over to my computer lab and did the little worksheet and headed home.
Once I got home I ate my sandwiches and moved straight onto my ethics (ugh!) assignment, even resisting the urge for a quick lunch-break episode of Chuck. I then sat on my arse and did this assignment until I finished, about 8 hours later (+5 proud points, +10 paragon), only taking a break for dinner and a shower. Once I finished I spent a little time checking up on my programming assignment that I’d done a few days ago and submitted that as well.
After that I got myself onto another first and went for a run with a mate of mine. I know right, a run! That doesn’t sound like me, because before tonight, it wasn’t. We ran up to the light house (about 2.4km) and I shocked myself when I found out we were there and I hadn’t needed to stop and walk (although to be fair I was in struggle city for a couple of minutes after that). After a little bit of walking I even managed to run most of the way back. The plan is to do this two or three times a week, keep up with the 100 push-ups plan as well as going to the kickboxercise thing we’ll hopefully be starting up at Weerona again this friday.
That would be a big part of the reason I’m writing this now. ‘They’, whoever they are, always say that if you make a goal public, tell a few people, write it down, that you are much more likely to stick to it and see it through. That’s why I’ve told a couple of people, and I’m writing this here, I want to keep this up and see where I can go with it.
So there, after all of those activities, none of them what you would describe as the most fun thing I could do with my time, I still feel like I’ve had a good day, so there must be something in that. Must be because I’ve actually achieved something. If it’s something chemical about going for a run earlier on this evening, then I’m bloody excited about that too because it will hopefully only help me keep to it even more. There was my day, fairly average, but I wanted to write about it, so I have. Got to head to bed soon though, early start tomorrow and I still have a fair bit of work to do. And make a move in the murder game. I’ll post about that later, I’ll just say now it’s a fun little event we have here at college, and I’m still alive a whole day in. About three times as good as I went last year already!
So that’s it for me, good to see that I’ve made it and posted within a month of my last one. It’s not like I have a quota, but it’s still alive! Until next time, which if I’m still in murder game might be soon, goodnight!
EDIT(27/5/2010): Turns out I’m as lazy as I expected…