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.

8 comments:

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....