When Normie challenged me to the 30 Day Plank Challenge…I thought it would be easy. B and I religiously planked for about 5 days, then forgot a day, then caught up, then forgot three days, then gave up. Pathetic.
Then, B’s dad, Mr. Smitty, came to town and mentioned that he had also started…and finished…the planking challenge. He said that he read about it on Normie’s blog and decided that he didn’t think the first few days seemed that hard, so he just doubled the time. We stared at him slack-jawed and he laughed and non-chalantly said, “it is actually a lot quicker to build up to 5 minutes when you just double the required time.”
So, he said, “C’mon, Pbear, let’s just do 90 seconds.” Smitty pulled out his flip phone and started timing. I made it 90 seconds (barely) and Smitty just kept on going. I think he stopped at 3 minutes…because he was feeling weak since he had just started feeling better from the stomach flu and hadn’t eaten anything for 24 hours.
Excuse me, I need to go bury the last bit of my dignity. Normie, wanna come bury yours with me?
This just in: Smitty is a machine.