Tag Archives: challenge

A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 30, 3:00 and done!

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.17) Day 30 – 3:00 sec: Well, I did not end my 30 day challenge with a new PR and I was two days late. Saturday’s half marathon (my third half marathon this year) was more demanding on my knee than I was prepared for. So, I decided to finish my weekend and my challenge with a 3:00 plank in honor of day 30. I never thought I would get to 4:00 minutes and am quite proud that I have. A buddy of mine has texted me and challenged me to plank every day till the end of the year to see what kind of PR we can set. HHmmmm…. I am still not sure if I am ready to accept this challenge.

Recap:

Continue reading

Advertisements

A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 28, 4:00 – Still elusive.

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.12) Day 28 – 4:00 sec: Well, the second attempt to hold for 4 minutes was not a success. 3:35 was my limit tonight. I will be doing an easy run at lunch tomorrow, so maybe I will start my run with a 4 minute plank warm up. I thought about recording a video clip of the planking episode, but who on earth would watch 4 minutes of someone just planking? V-Day might just be mine.

Recap: Continue reading

A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 27, 4:00 – Bike, swim, & plank?

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.12) Day 27 – 4:00 sec: The 4 minute plank did not happen tonight. I made it to a whopping 2:10. Maybe it was the 45 minute torture session on the bike this morning or maybe it was the lunch time swim with sprint intervals. It could quite possibly have been those jalapeno chips burning in my belly as well. 3 days left… I hope to conquer the elusive 4 minute mark by day 30.

Recap:

Continue reading

A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 25, 3:40 – Time for a happy dance yet?

3:40 plank with cheerleaders

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.10) Day 25 – 3:40 sec: I think it is almost time for a happy dance. I made it to 3:40, but I was pretty much in tears once I reached 3:10. I decided to multitask with my iPad, phone and some cheerleaders. Afterall, you need something to distract you once you pass the 2:00 minute mark. I believe the plank a day challenge is the reason I have lost an inch in my waist over the past month!

Recap:

Continue reading

A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 24, 3:30 and holding

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.9) Day 24 – 3:30 sec: After swimming, a short run, and then an hour of mountain biking, I was still able to hold the plank for 3:30, but did not have the umph within me to push 10 more seconds.

Recap:

Continue reading

A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 22 of 30, 3:30 seconds- CONQUERED!

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.7) Day 22 – 3:30 sec: I decided to hit the gym after work for a short workout. I figured if I started with the plank and held it for 3:30 I would be done with my 20 minute workout. As I was planking it out this evening, I thought about those DVD’s that came out years ago – 8 Minute Abs. Who remembers those? Well, all I could think of is who needs an 8 minute video when you can plank a day for 30 days. After that thought passed, I realized I still had 1:45 seconds to go, only halfway there. At this point I could feel my entire body perspiring and the last 30 seconds were true torture. If I survive 3:40 tomorrow, I will be closing in on the 4 minute mark.

Recap:

Continue reading

A Plank a Day Challenge: Day 20 of 30, 3:20 seconds

I decided to take on the plank a day challenge for 30 days. I have never held the plank position for more than 90 seconds at one time so I am wondering if I will really be able to hold it longer than that as time wears on.

(2.5) Day 20 – 3:20 sec: I am still in denial about the fact that I made it to 3:20. It was not a pretty site and my arms, lower back, and quads are not happy with me, but I did it. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel… I think I can make it to 30 days, but I don’t know about 5 whole minutes.

Recap:

Continue reading