No, it’s not Easter yet.
But it is the end of the Lent Challenge.
You may have noticed no challenge posted for the past 3 days. Or maybe you didn’t, because I don’t think anyone is actually following the challenge anymore.
Alas I feel the rather random variety of the exercises and the lack of specific focus doomed the challenge to failure. I am guessing those following the beginner’s guides to achieving your first Pull-Up or Push-Up were put off by the lack of continuity, and I don’t think anyone at all was following the firebreather WODs. Posting the links to the day’s workouts across all the various fora and groups just cluttered up the feeds on those pages, and I suspect had rather outstayed its welcome.
Also, the workouts I am doing myself during my cut do not particularly lend themselves to being the workout of the day for the challenge, and I don’t want to just get into posting one workout and doing a different one, nor do I have the time or energy to do the daily challenge workout on top of my own workouts. And, ultimately, churning out posts and challenges every day if no one is doing them is not an effective use of my time… so… this is The End, my friends.
however, there is no need to be sad. The Lent Challenge may be gone but the blog goes on. Not putting up a challenge post every day gives me more time for all the other good content about food and philosophical shizz and inspiring stuff. Nor does the exercise stuff stop either. What I am going to do is condense the ‘How to… Push-Up/Pull-Up’ etc content into specific posts/series so those who have ambitions to master those moves. Maybe even run that on into some more challenging exercises. I will also start posting my own routines so if anyone wants to jump in with my on my workouts can do so. The Saturday Suck will continue and I hope all of you will be joining in with that (which reminds me I haven’t posted today’s).
There will be more challenges in the future as well, but with more of a specific focus, and better planned. Thanks to all of you did participate. I hope you got some benefit out of it. Sorry it lost its way a bit. But, heyho. There are no failures, only lessons learned.