Is it day eight yet? I hope it’s day eight.

My shoulders – especially my right shoulder – really hope it’s day eight of the current PU/SU program.  I’m really looking forward to the three days off after day ten before I retest my push-ups.  And sit-ups of course, but let’s face it: this has been mostly about the push-ups.

The fact that I’m having such a hard time even figuring out what day of my program I’m on is ironic because if anything I suffer from a superfluity (I hope that word means what I think it means) of tracking and notation systems.  To one degree or another, and for one exercise type or another I’m currently using the following trackers and logs:

  • Jefit (iPhone app)
  • Evernote (desktop and iPhone app)
  • Garmin 310XT
  • Garmin Connect
  • Fitocracy
  • Paper journal

One could argue that the Garmin 310XT and Garmin Connect are one entity but since I track my runs (and swims and bikes) on the 310XT in conjunction with Connect but log (at least superficially) my strength training in Connect using just the manual entry on the calendar I really do use them as two separate entities.

The result of all this is that I have workout records and notes for every workout I do in one or more of these locations but ALL of the data isn’t in ANY of them.  I’m going to have to draw this on a whiteboard and come up with a better system.  Anyone have a one stop solution for all your exercise logging needs?  Feel free to let me know.

All that being said, tonight was actually a pretty good night for push-ups.  As usual I was absolutely dreading the doing of push-ups.  So I made myself do them first.  Eat that frog and all that jazz.  And I managed to do the 200 push-ups in only seven sets.  Five sets of thirty and two sets of twenty-five.  If that doesn’t add up to 200 don’t even tell me because I don’t want to know.  The same goes for if it’s not day eight yet.  Don’t tell me.  Oh, and I kept two minute intervals between the sets tonight too, just FYI.

That still counts as progress, right?

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