10 March, 2007

I am Betsy, hear me ROAR!

M has started taking Tae Kwan Do lessons with the boys. S tried it with a friend but felt completely overwhelmed, so M offered to do it with him. Which is fantastic on so many different levels-- not the least of which is that it gets M out of the office on time twice a week and ensures that he gets some real exercise outside of our weekend hikes.

Over the last couple of years, however, time and sedentary office lifestyle have taken their toll. M was feeling a bit dismayed at how few pushups he could do during the warmup.

This morning we were getting dressed and he suddenly turned to me and said: "How many pushups can you do?"

"You mean women's pushups with bent knees or standard men's pushups?"

He rolled his eyes so far back into his head that I heard them knock against his brain. "Real pushups, of course." he said disdainfully.

So I dropped and gave him 20 right there on the spot. (which was quite a few more than what he'd been able to do in front of the kids yesterday evening...)

I was going to offer to wrestle live crocodiles afterwards, but figured he'd been sufficiently humbled for the week...

5 comments:

goofball said...

20 pushups.... Oh my gosh, I feel very humble as well. You wouldn't need many fingers to count my attempts! (picture a very embarrassed blush on my sheeks now).

Way to go Betsy!

Susie Q said...

You GO girl!

Africakid said...

Woman power! You must have been practicing on the sly...

Betsy said...

I do a few very slow pushups as part of a yoga routine I do every morning and have been doing a bit of strength training with free weights. But it's been a long time since I've done straight pushups, so it felt GREAT to realize I could do them anyway. And winning a dare doesn't feel so bad either...

Runaway Rubber Duckie said...

Kick some butt Betsy!