While I’m pretty good about running 3-4 times a week, I don’t do much weight training. I usually do it 2-3 times a month, half-heartedly tacked on to one of my runs. I’ve never really enjoyed it, going back as long as I can remember.

However, I’ve decided I want to start changing that, because while my legs are in great shape from running, the rest of me clearly doesn’t match up. So now December is now becoming “Benchcember”. Each day this month, I’m planning on doing at least 30 bench press reps of at least 50 pounds. Yes, I’m starting low because (1) I haven’t done this for a while and (2) I’m doing this just a bench and barbell set (no rack to start/end on). Once that weight becomes easy, I’ll up the weight to keep challenging myself.

And to keep me accountable, I’ve added a “Benchcember Tracker” to the right column. Let’s see how this goes!

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