Today I succeeded in completing Day 1 week 5 of the 100 pushups challenge. I knew it wouldn't be a walk in the park so I was prepared for it psychologically. To give myself some insulin spike, I took some bread and mango juice. The first 40 were not dramatic. At least they were easier than yesterday. I then did 25 and struggled to 32. The next set required that I do 30. I couldn't go beyond 25. But since the next set was 25, I decided to do 30 instead of 25 and substitute the sets. So 30 it was, muscles spasming and threatening to rip. The last set was 40. I did the first 25 and struggled to 40. It was tough and for the first time, the pressure was on my lower back because I had to hold my body aloft in the pushup position as I took the pauses. It was as if I was doing the pushups for the first time. I guess I had made it easy the first time round by taking long, 5 mins break in-between.
So anyways, I did 40+32+30+25+40 = 167 pushups.
I am going for a 10K on the track shortly.