Did you hear? The lovely ladies (and gent) at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans are beginning a new 6-week challenge today! Spring into action and grab yourself a partner. Yep - we are pairing up with one of our best buds to keep each other motivated and kick each other's arses. I'm paired up with Kirsten from Running in a Girls' World! She is one of my all-time favoritest people EVA, is a totally kick-ass runner (who has really inspired me to kick my running up a notch, or four) and we are going to have a blast in this challenge. We even got to pick our own team name! I am proud to be a Buff Brazen Bunny! Why are we proud to be Buff Brazen Bunnies? Because this challenge is going to get us Buff, we are already a bit Brazen, and Bunnies? - just too perfect!
Speaking of getting buff, this challenge also contains a challenge-within-a-challenge. A bunch of us are going to tackle the 100 Push-ups Challenge. I even downloaded the iPhone app,
Beginning push-up test: 15 girly-style
This will also be my first Shrinking Jeans challenge in which I participate as a "non-loser". I will not be posting my weight on Wednesdays (I'll be weighing in still, just keeping it to myself). I'll be making sure to stay within my goal range, but I want to focus this challenge on a few, small areas.
Kirsten & I have come up with similar goals:
- Run 2-3 days per week as outlined in my 25k training plan. (I'm supposed to run 3x a week, but I've got a few crazy-ass weeks coming up which will likely dictate dropping a run, or shortening one.)
- 100 Push-ups Challenge 3x per week. Starting test was 15 on my knees.
- Add 2 (or 3) Nike Training Club app strength workouts per week. Even if it is only one of the 15 minute workouts, it will be better than nothing.
- Really work on getting enough water. I'm usually pretty good at this during the week, but I suck on the weekends. Must be better.