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Well, the <a href="http://members.shaw.ca/arfenarf/running/PushupChallenge.htm" target="_blank">tally</a> for your <b>outstanding</b> pushing-upping for the first week is complete, and I swear I've posted it, but the Sunday numbers aren't showing up on my machine here. I'll give it an hour or two to come around and try again.<br><br>
Anyhow: Week One's Men's Interim-Type-Champion-Guy is <b>Skip "anybody seen Skip?" AZ</b> with <b>1275</b> no-foolin' plank pushups. No new-fangled dips or millstones for this guy. Cap'n Sally says, "Arrrrr!"<br><br>
Consistently amazing friends and colleagues alike, the Interim-Type-Champion-Gal is <b>Hally</b>, moderatrix extraordinare. Her <b>706</b> pushup points, like Skip's, came from lots and lots of consistent plank-type-pushups day after day.<br><br>
The <b>Metronomic Consistency Award</b> goes to <b>Labduck</b> for his 7x50 pushups day in and day out. Thanks for the help with the data entry, buddy.<br><br><b>Patrick</b>, if you keep increasing your numbers at this rate, you'll need all day to do those pushups! (80, 50, 156, 240, 400!)<br><br>
Please give our upper-body upperclassmen a hand, and then turn around and give yourself one. I dunno about you, but my measly 80 knee pushups last week is more than I've ever, like, ever done. So that's improvement.<br><br><b>For those new to the challenge:</b> This is an effort to get everyone moving that upper body. Points are awarded as follows:<br><br><b>Knee Pushup</b> Men .5, Women 1<br><b>Plank Pushup</b> Men 1, Women 2<br><b>Chinups or Dips</b> Men 2, Women 4<br><b>Pullups</b> Men 3, Women 6<br><br>
At the end of all this silliness (two more weeks, <b>Skip</b>), I will award $50 to the <a href="http://www.fcrfoundation.org/" target="_blank">Flat-Coated Retriever Foundation</a> on behalf of the male and female winners in memory of Storm, who died of just one of the many cancers haunting this breed.<br><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.fcrfoundation.org/images/fcr_logo.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></div>
 

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Congratulations to you interim-type champions!<br><br>
Skip & Patrick: <img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif">
 

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<i>Really</i>, Econo, and when you had <i>all</i> that time in the airport. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Sal,<br><br>
Thanks for doing this it was fun.<br>
my number from last thurs was <span><b>150</b></span> not 156.<br><br>
and congratulations to Skip.
 

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Patrick, you're not thinking this is <i>over</i>, are you? <img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif"><br><br>
Two more weeks and I think I'll be doing lip-ups, my shoulders will be so ground down. <span style="font-size:small;"><br><br><span style="color:#808080;">Awright ... awright, so maybe the nose will get in the way just a tad. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"></span><br></span>
 

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SNORK!!<br><br>
Congrats and all hail the mighty!<br><br>
Sal, you are great for doing this.<br>
Thanks!!<br><br>
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Thanks Sal! And congrats to Skip, the pu king!<br><br>
I am going to have to step it up I think this week, you'd think there would be a tiny twinge of pain. Guess I'll add another twenty right now, with one leg on top of the other <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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OK, I see that the men's average is not too far from the wimmen's. That's with gimpy shoulders and other issues. So, for the sake of bringing up the lady's average I resolve to do as many sets of push-ups this week as I do rehab exercises. Between me and 'cono this should even out the odds.<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
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Looks like Patrick is the MACHINE this week. Way to go dude! (Don't forget to eat and sleep a little too.)<br><br>
Skip
 

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Think I'm gonna pass on the pushups this week, pretty much in general, because as I was doing them last week, I remembered why I had stopped in the first place. Having an unstable shoulder joint (which having surgery on several years ago didn't do a thing for, unfortunately), it tends to get injured quite easily. Not worth risking, if you ask me. My chest and upper body seem to be quite strong enough from all the body-weight yoga I do (plank, chaturanga, handstand, forearm balance, etc.), so I think I'm gonna stick with the static, instead of dynamic, exercises. It's kinda nice to be smart for a change, eh?<br><br>
So everyone else, continue doing a greta job on the pushups, and stay injury-free! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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.....My Only Fear<br>
is that the Winners will develope<br>
a Freakishly Massive Upper Body<br>
and be totally unsuited for Running Sports,<br><br>
due to<br>
tipping over too easily
 

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tomwhite, your concern is touching. Now drop and give me 45.<br><br>
Updated <a href="http://members.shaw.ca/arfenarf/running/PushupChallenge.htm" target="_blank">tally</a> is posted, as it usually should be around this time each morning. <b>Skip</b>, look out! <b>Patrick</b> is still behind in the overall standings, but he's made an outstanding start to the week! <b>Hally</b> and <b>Aija</b> are at the top of the women's standings - one with a strategy of repeated simplicity, and one with a strategy of "confuse the tally-taker until she just gives you the points." It's working, <b>A</b>. (p.s. your workouts are very, very impressive).
 

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I did 3 sets of 10 girlie style pushups last night, so 30 pts from the Tamster! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif">
 

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I got in 20 at home this AM, and am in the middle of a set of 2X20 here on my late shift at work. They are one leg over the other ones. I may start doing down, lift one arm, down,lift the other arm to mix it up a little <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Will add them to the proper thread later.<br><br>
OM, you are smart to stop, hope you didn't reinjure anything.
 

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Updated. Good going, <b>Tammy</b>! JustThisOnceJustForYou, I stuck the 30 excellent pushups into the spreadsheet, but given my pre-caffeinated state most days, putting them anywhere but the XT thread for the week is risky.<br><br><b>Patrick</b>. You. Are. A. Machine.<br><br>
I did some nice knee pushups on Tuesday, but that shoulder is still twinging when I swim. Dagnabit.
 

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Thanks Sal. I like it when special exceptions are made for me <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I put the <span style="color:#FF0000;"><b>23 pushups</b></span> I did last night into my updated weekly running/XT thread. Is that where I'm supposed to put them?
 

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*bump* to say that I'll tally up again tonight. Thanks for giving me a few days off while the household has been sick...<br><br>
--Your numeratrix.
 

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Thanks for your patience, everyone. It's updated. This week's challenge will close tonight - for my sake, and for that of dear Soucilina, please update your tallies so we can start recognizing all your hard work!
 
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