Saturday, August 9, 2008

Another EXCITING, THRILLING, boring as hell running update!



Monday 8/4 - Ran 4 miles on the treadmill in 42 minutes which means I completed it with an average pace of UNDER 11 min/mile!! YEAY! While at the gym I spoke to one of the trainers about their fall team fitness program. It's a 10 week program that starts in October. One hour 3 days/week with a trainer/coach in a group. I think I'm gonna give it a try. It's a hell of a lot more economical than a personal trainer. The personal trainers charge $70 for EACH one hour session....*jaw hits the floor*. But the group training is $130/month. While I was there talking to the trainer he offered to do a fitness analysis for me. Here are the results:


First of all....the trainer put me on the scale and says - "very good....134 pounds" *gasp, choke, cough*. I debated with my self for 60 seconds before I responded "um, that'd be great if it were true....I haven't weighed 134 pounds since before my 5 y/o was born...you may want to recalibrate your scale". "REALLY!?" he replied. "Well, here, why don't we check a different scale". He walks me to the scale in a back room. "oh...148". *gasp, choke, cough*!!!! "I think I liked the 1st one better!"


BMI: 26.2 (*gasp*)- falls at the bottom of the overweight category - normal BMI should be under 24.9 for females.


Max VO: (not sure what exactly this is but it has to do with cardiovascular fitness) mine was 36.2 which falls in the "good" category.


Bicep strength - 194 - falls in the EXCELLENT category....*yipeee*.....My son must have gotten his "buffness" from his mother...heehee.....although, this was done on the same scale that they originally weighed me on so I'm thinking I probably should have come clean with this one also...but, hey, who am I to argue!

sit & reach - this was a flexibility test - and I rock in flexibility! Another "excellent" score for mwah!


Body Composition = 24.5% body fat which falls in the "moderate" section. (optimal is 19.1-24)....thus I am "sub"optimal.....


So for my overall fitness I got an 80%....which puts me in the "good" range....only 1 away from "excellent" range....imagine that!


According to the printout he gave me my BodyAge is 30 compared to my chronological age of 36. Although he never asked me if I smoke....so....there you go....


So here's my goal.....By December I will bring my Body Composition down to 20% and my CV VO2 score to 45. And quit smoking.


Tuesday 8/5- Ran 7 on the treadmill...had to take a walk break at 5.5 miles to reset the treadmill as it automatically shuts down after an hour. But I ran the rest of it straight through. Finally finished The Shack during today's run. Again, this is a MUST READ!


Wednesday - Paying the price for pushing myself yesterday.


Thursday 8/7- Ran 4 on the treadmill...still extremely sore. Today's run was painful. Quads were on fire!

Saturday 8/9 - 11 miles....2 minute walk breaks every 3 miles.....with an 11:14 average pace. Started a new audio book. I opted for a Nora Roberts Romance. Felt....OK. Just....OK.

12 comments:

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

Way to go on your dedication to running. You are still an inspiration. I am also reading The Shack and loving every page of it.

Christy said...

Good luck quitting the cancer sticks. I just recently gave up caffeine and it about killed me.

OHmommy said...

Ugh!

Way to go and make me feel all gross and lazy. Kidding.

Kidding.

I did go and jog this week. But. I swallowed a fly. Haven't been back since. WTG!!!

Kristin H. said...

I do not find this update boring in any way. I follow your progress like a hawk.

Mama Zen said...

Body age of 30, huh? Wow!

April said...

My body's probably older than my actual age.

I'm exhausted just reading your update! Congrats!!

Bahama Mama said...

I think you should have "quit smoking" in big huge gigantic letters. Just think - do that and you would have a body age of 21! If you have the willpower to un like that (which by the way I couldn't do in a million years) you have the will power to quit smoking.

Leslie said...

Reading about your running really makes me want to get up off my @$$ and do something. Way to go with the running. And good luck quitting. How about adding up all the money you spend on cigarettes in one year and think about what you would rather do with the money! Shopping anyone?? Or how about a vacation? I hear cigarettes are pretty expensive these days.

Suzie said...

Wow good for you keep it up.

Domestic Accident said...

Hey, I think that's pretty impressive. I know I wouldn't get an excellent for strength!

Domestic Accident said...

ps- I told you that you were buff.

Kori said...

I don't EVEN want to know anything about any of my stuff. Really. I know my left arm is buff because it is the one I pack O. around on. Otherwise...can you say jello?