At the beginning of February 2017, Paul started a new challenge for himself: 100 push ups a day.

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100 push ups: day 3

I am writing this post, having just finished day three of my "one hundred push ups a day" challenge.

Feb 2, 2017
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100 push ups: day 4

I switched things up a bit tonight. Instead of doing ten push ups with a minute of rest in between, I did 25 per set, with three minutes in between.

Feb 3, 2017
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100 push ups: day 5

Paul here, checking in with another day done.

Feb 4, 2017
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100 push ups: day 6

Another day, another 100 push ups. This was, however, the first day where I was able to establish some real rhythm.

Feb 5, 2017
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100 push ups: day 7

I decided to push myself in a slightly different direction tonight.

Feb 6, 2017
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100 push ups: day 8

My heart rate surprised me this evening. It was much lower than I expected.

Feb 7, 2017
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100 push ups: day 9

Tonight seemed much more difficult. I'm not sure why.

Feb 8, 2017
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100 push ups: day 10

I don't think tonight was quite as bad as last night.

Feb 9, 2017
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100 push ups: day 11

Despite a poor night's sleep and having spent the day running on fumes, another 100 push ups are done.

Feb 10, 2017
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100 push ups: day 12

I decided to push myself a little bit harder tonight.

Feb 11, 2017
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100 push ups: day 13

I was weak tonight.

Feb 12, 2017
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100 push ups: day 14

Tonight marks two weeks into my 100 push up challenge.

Feb 13, 2017
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100 push ups: day 15

Just another day of push ups.

Feb 14, 2017
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100 push ups: day 16

I was already exhausted before I even began, but I followed through anyway.

Feb 15, 2017
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100 push ups: day 17

I decided to start recording my progress on video, at the risk of embarrassing myself.

Feb 16, 2017
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100 push ups: day 18

So it turns out I was cheating myself. I fixed that tonight.

Feb 17, 2017
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100 push ups: day 19

I corrected my push up form a little more tonight, and I am a little (okay, a lot) more sore as a result.

Feb 18, 2017
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100 push ups: day 20

I was too lazy to take a video of myself, but not too lazy to do 100 push ups.

Feb 19, 2017
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100 push ups: day 21

I didn't do push ups this evening.

Feb 20, 2017
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100 push ups: day 22

I'm back on schedule.

Feb 21, 2017
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100 push ups: day 23

I did slightly better tonight, but my arms are shaking more than ever.

Feb 22, 2017
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100 push ups: day 24

I didn't do as many in a set tonight, but I feel like I've made progress anyway.

Feb 23, 2017
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100 push ups: day 25

Tonight's sets were slightly better than yesterday's.

Feb 24, 2017
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100 push ups: day 26

Nothing special about tonight's push ups. I'm still not able to get past 25 in a set.

Feb 25, 2017
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100 push ups: day 27

I didn't do push ups tonight.

Feb 26, 2017
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100 push ups: day 28

I'm back on track.

Feb 27, 2017