20,000 pullups minor update

By | 21st February 2011

Over the weekend, I quietly reached a little milestone.

That’s right, I’ve done over 1000 pullups. 5% of the way towards my goal. There are an awful lot more to do, but it feels good to have made that milestone. Especially since my shoulder was giving me some real gyp (cue ratholing into etymology of that term, I stand by it despite mild issues with racial slurs) and I was worried I was going to have to take real rest or give up.

Instead, I have been able to overcome the problem. I have taken great care with my form, and rested when I felt it was necessary. On good days, I’ve far exceeded my target so that I can rest on other days. My barefoot running has taught me well in this area. My barefoot running peers are always harping on about “listening to your body” and it seems to work in more general practice. I have so far failed to find the best resource for learning “good form”, but instead have just paid attention to what feels right, but avoids imbalances (like a limp, but in the shoulder).

I’m not much further forward with sponsorship. I contacted the Cardiac Care Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and I am awaiting some information from them. There is no dedicated charity for the specific area I want to raise money, but there is “The Cardiac Fund” which may be a registered charity. I may then need to convince them to sign up with NotJustGiving (i.e. somebody who won’t fleece them out of an annual fee IN ADDITION TO a 5% cut of the monies raised. *grump*

Possiblities so far:

* http://www.charitychoice.co.uk/
* http://www.mycharitypage.com/home.php
* http://www.everyclick.com/

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