This thing is blowing up faster than I expected it to. Because of this I’ve created a separate Facebook Group where people can post and view information on the event. I’ll still be updating the website with posts as patch selection and other information comes out. The price of the patch is still to be determined but it will either be offered at cost or cost + donation to the GBF. I will not be making money off of it.
In addition there is now a Google Doc to track your progress. There is one tab per level of the event so fill out your numbers in the proper location
Many of you know that we’re a big fan a challenges here and pushing yourself as much as you can. We recently announced a Pull-Up Challenge with three different levels. The first level, and most common, is to complete 1,000 pull-ups in a 30 day period. The second level is to complete 2,500 pull-ups by February 22nd. The idea here was to complete 2,500 pull-ups by George Washington’s birthday. The third level is to complete 5,000 pull-ups by February 22nd… also the date of George Washington’s birthday.
Now George Washington’s birthday only comes around once a year so it’s a little tough to partake in that event whenever you want. The challenge was launched on December 17th and (if I did the math correctly) should give everyone 68 days to get the 2,500 or 5,000 pull-ups done. I think it’s fair to say that if you can get the 2,500 or 5,000 pull-ups completed in 68 days you can chalk that up as a win and a completed challenge.
Pullup Challenge Patch
We were lucky enough to get contacted by a graphic designer (his portfolio) who said he’d be willing to design a patch for the challenge. We went back and forth a little and he came up with the following designs.
For those of you who don’t know, the roman numerals are the signs for 1,000, 2,500, and 5,000. The voting will be a little different because I want to know which design you prefer and which form of numbering.
Voting & Email List
We’ve finished this phase of voting and have moved on the Final Showdown! Cast your vote over there please!
James Guanzon says
Great Site Brian! Thanks for the Pull-Up Challenge! I’m motivated again to do this after GRC867 and GRL 115! Hope to ruck with you at ABSOC (lite! :) ) March 1, 2014!
I’ll see you there! My plane ticket is purchased and I’m signed up for the ABSOC Challenge & Light. I may be a little out of it when we meet from the Challenge but it will still be a blast!
So, how are we reporting our completion of these pullups to you for accountability? How do we let you know we finished and pay for a patch?
Still working out the best way to determine accountability. There’s no way to guarantee everyone will be truthful (unless I fly out and watch them do every pull-up) but I’m thinking there will be something. For now people can post here with totals or on the Facebook page. When I did my Push-Up Challenge I used a small gym notebook to track everything.
As for buying a patch once I figure out costs and shipping (will depend on the patch selected) I’ll get a page together for that. I don’t want to over or undercharge anyone so I’m just waiting on that.
There’s now a Facebook Group that where all of this information is consolidated. There’s also a Google Doc where everyone can track their progress.