Today me and Nishia came close to doing honest-to-goodness, no cheating regular push-ups. Not the girly kind where we use our knees, but the real deal. Laugh if you must, but this is an accomplishment for us, seeing as how last week we both fell flat on our faces when we tried. We've come a long way, and I'm beginning to see just how long two months really is. We'll get where we need to be soon enough.
The New York Times has an interesting article about push-ups. It states, "The push-up is the ultimate barometer of fitness. It tests the whole body, engaging muscle groups in the arms, chest, abdomen, hips and legs. It requires the body to be taut like a plank with toes and palms on the floor. The act of lifting and lowering one’s entire weight is taxing even for the very fit."
So there you go.