The Challenge ended yesterday.  Today is the day for reporting your numbers.  Here are mine:

My numbers for Friday, May 7, 2010 – Day 52 (100%)

CE: 103/104/96 (107.29%) Thumbs-Up  I will not get Platinum+ but my wife’s birthday was a fun day.
RT: 20/20 (100%) Thumbs-Up
CT: 20/20 (100%) Thumbs-Up

PG1: (40-4-40): 40/40 (100%) Thumbs-Up

PG2: 3600 Challenge: 4633/3600 (128.69%) Thumbs-Up
(Squat Thrusts): 800/800 (100%) Thumbs-Up
(Chin-ups): 1051/800 (131.38%) Thumbs-Up
(Push-ups): 1315/800 (164.38%) Thumbs-Up
(Crunches): 1030/800 (128.75%) Thumbs-Up
(Lunges): 233/200 (116.5%) Thumbs-Up
(Planks): 204/200 (102%)

There is not question that I had a good time co-hosting with SkyCabin, Capt DHD & TommyLandNYC. They are a diverse and enjoyable group of guys.  On the whole, this has been a super challenge with a good group.  The next is shaping up to be just as much fun.

I have put out a call for volunteers to serve as the next Challenge Host Team.  I know I can not do it.  I believe Skycabin will be relieved to step aside during the planting/growing  season and I know that Capt DHD is entering his busiest time of the year and will be relieved to step aside.  He is one guy that will do – if asked.  Always ask the busiest person if you want something done.  Tommy will be happy to continue – but – the strength of this Challenge comes from its members and it is time to let others do some of the work. 

I have spent my life in multiple volunteer leadership positions.  All too many times, I acceded to the demands of others (and my ego) to continue my presidency/chairmanship, etc.  It is not healthy for the organization.  There needs to be a change in leadership and a grooming of others to take those roles.  Fresh leadership is key to the health of an organization. 

That does not mean that the prior leadership should fade away.  They usually become the organization’s safety net.  It has happened here before and may yet happen again.

We have a good group of individuals stepping forward.  I will give it another day or so, then turn it over to TJAK to organize the team.  He has the experience and organizational capability.