I made the ridiculous goal of doing 50 pullups (Kipping Style of Crossfit) on my 50th birthday, which gives me many (many, many, many..) years of working up to 50 and keeping in shape for the 50th. I think my morale will be salved at turning 50 by being able to knock out the pullups.
So I go to the gym yesterday for a 1 hour spin and afterwards thought to knock out a couple pullups to start the program. I did exactly ZERO pullups. Trying to do three sets of 5 each negatives (ie leg myself up and lower myself slowly) I over exerted, crimped my neck and slunk from the place beaten and bowed.
50 x 50, baby.