Thursday, January 31, 2008


This blog is intended to simply document my efforts to whip myself into reasonable shape by the time I turn 45 February 1st, 2009. Since my 44th birthday is tomorrow, it gives me a year to complete the process, though I want to hit a few milestones along the way.

As for what I mean by reasonable shape, I am not looking for a six pack, or to compete in a body-building competition, or lose x pounds, etc. I mean being able to run the 5K local "fun run" with my son or being able to ride up a hill on my bike without feeling like I am going to keel over. It doesn't seem like much, but I just haven't been able to be consistent in my efforts. I am hoping that keeping this blog will provide some accountability.

A couple of my specific goals are to run the aforementioned fun run the first weekend in June, to be able to do 100 push-ups by the end of the year (if not before) and to be able to do handstand push-ups (even one would impress myself).

I'll have beginning stats and pictures tomorrow.

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