Monday, December 13, 2010
I am so pumped! I did intervals of 1 minute walking (3.5 mph) and 2 minutes running (5.5 mph) on the treadmill tonight. I did 10 intervals plus walking before and after. It felt amazing to be able to run and love it and NOT feel miserable. I'm gonna keep adding more 3 total minute intervals until I am doing an hour and then I'm going to start lengthening the run intervals... I will be so ready for my PT test in May, I'll blow my previous best time away! I really want to up my PT score. I doubt that I could get a 300, but hey, it's something to shoot for! I'd love to earn a PT badge!
So much to do, so little time... that is how I feel right now. I have to go up for Captain and that means getting a ton of annoying paperwork and other deets taken care of by the end of the month. Sigh. I don't feel ready for it, but I HAVE to do it or it shows "lack of due diligence" on my part. For example, today I had to drive 4 hours round trip to get my official Dept of the Army photo taken.
But I still don't regret my decision to join the Army... despite the annoyances, I love the military life. I missed it greatly these past 20 years... and it feels so right to be back in it.
And getting my physical health in order has a lot to do with my being able to re-enter.
I hope to get the house cleaned, tree up and some cookies baked this week. I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season.
If you get stressed, remember to breathe and go work out!
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I just passed my Army Physical fitness test! I'm so excited!
I go home in just 2 days after having been at Army Officer Basic for the last month. It's been a month of challenges and accomplishments of varying intensities.
The first night we were out on field training, I collapsed in the chow line due to, as it turns out, severe anemia. For you med folk out there, my Hematocrit was 22 and my Hemoglobin was 7.2... my ferritin was 9. (Normals for these are like: 30/11/20). But I got on iron supplements and am now doing great.
I started out able to run a max of 1 minute sustained and this morning I ran 1 7/8 miles straight. It felt totally fantastic.
I am also now trying to get paperwork together for promotion to Captain....
Anxious to get back to regular work and routine... but this break has been amazing!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I'm kind of slowed up after the hip injury and kidney infection, but I'm getting back to it. I ran/walked 3.35 miles in 47 minutes, not top form, but well tolerated by my hip.
I also really paid attention to how I was running and ended up more on the balls of my feet, it was easier and I didn't feel like I was "plodding along'.
I fly to San Antonio, TX next Thursday... EEP.
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