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February 9th, 2010

40; on managing expectations

Something I'm happy about: I decided on a whim to start doing, on the nth day of the year, n pushups and situps. I'd continue all year and, increasing my routine by one puny exercise per day, end up able to do 365 of each per day with no trouble. (It bothered me that 20 or 30 was the basic regimen in HS gym class and I couldn't even do that; I hadn't had any scheduled exercise at all, much less any anaerobic, in years.)

Why I'm happy, why you might want to do this, why you might not want to do this, and how it's going.Collapse )