Monday, September 01, 2008

OK Lotus Geeks, Time To Pump Up!



Hey Everybody...Are you ready for a challenge?  I came across the OneHundredPushUps site a few weeks back and put it on my list of things to explore in more detail.  I finally did this weekend, so I'm ready to get started.  The gist of the program is that you do the required work for six weeks with the goal of being able to do 100 pushups (consecutively) at the end.  I've been running lately and doing a bit of lifting, all in an attempt to get back into prime fighting condition.  I'm lucky enough to be pretty trim and in decent shape (which of course is tough given our profession...we DO sit around a lot), but I want to be more than kind of fit.  Thus, I'm adding this program to my repertoire.  I posted as much on Twitter yesterday, with an invitation for people to join me.  Some folks gave me the thumbs up and agreed to try also.  I thought it would be fun for us to be working on this together.  We can even give encouragement to each other through Twitter (hey...you've been looking for an excuse to sign up...now's your chance).

Here's what I propose.  Sometime this week, do the initial test and then begin the program.  It only takes three days a week and a rather small time commitment.  If you're on Twitter, let us know when you start and provide your numbers if you feel comfortable.  Use the #lotus100pushups hashtag so we can track all of the results.

Just think...if we can all get buff and do 100 pushups, we'll be the bad ass software developers on the block and will make all the other wimpy developers (ahem...MicroSOFT) cower in fear of our brains and our brawn!  ;-D

I hope you'll join me in getting better shape.  I think this will be fun!

UPDATE #1: Joe is on board and proposes that we all be pumped up for Lotusphere. Phil is in too and already posted his results.

UPDATE #2: Sweet...other Lotus folks are joining the challenge! For updates, stay tuned to #lotus100pushups

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