Friday, January 25, 2008

The First Plank Challenge

The winner of the Monahan Family plank is our pet turtle Speedy. He can stay in this position for 5 minutes or longer.

First up was Tyler. I told him that if he could do a plank for longer than 25 seconds, I would take out the garbage. I, also, told him that I would give him 5 cents for every second over 25. He lasted for 29 seconds. I took out the garbage and owe him 20 cents.

Next Emily, the other teenager. I told her that if she beat her brother I would do the dishes next time it was her turn. And 5 cents for each second over 25. She crushed her brother and did 56 seconds pretty impressive. I owe her $1.55 and the dishes.

Next my wife, Amy. Amy's way past her teen years and gave it the old college try. Her butt was a bit high and she collasped after 5 seconds. We gave her a second chance. 25 seconds later she was happy with her effort. I told her if she did over a minute I would do the laundry next time. Oh well, no laundry.

Then my turn came. I was scared I wasn't going to be able to beat my daughter's time. No one offered to give me any nickles or do any chores. I was on my own. After 15 seconds I was hurting. After 30 seconds I started to bounce. At 56 seconds all I wanted was to get to 1 minute. I finally collaspsed at 62 seconds, a Personal Record.

The Monahan four got a total time of 172 seconds or 44 seconds per person.

How did your family do? Post your results in the comments with individual times, total time and average time.


Firefly's Running said...

Nice challenge!

Pokey said...

I didnt share this misery with my family - I only did a solo plank. 48 seconds and a PR! YIKES. There is so much room for improvement! :P

Way to beat me, Pat!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

WAY TO GO Family!!

I didn't subject mine either, but I just dropped and gave you guys one (in a business suit, no less). I only got to 71 seconds today. I have been slacking. :D

Cheryl said...

Way to go, Monahan family! I have not challenged my kids yet. Maybe next week we'll give you a run for your money. :-)

Irene said...

Go Speedy!!! LOL

I need to try a plank and see how long I can hold it. Hmmmm. Your numbers look pretty good! Nice job, Pat! Nice job Monahan family!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

i made my five-year-old go first. He did 16 seconds.

then it was my turn - i started shaking immediately (can I blame an earlier yoga class this morning?), and collapsed after 26 seconds. yikes.

Pat said...

keep working on your core, we'll do this again soon.

Taryn said...

I lost. To. A. Turtle. I've hit a new low....