My BLC 21 Goals and Starting Fit Test Results
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Well last round wasn't what I had hoped for but I knew going in to it, it would be difficult. That's OK. I'm ready to hit the ground running this round. I've signed up for so many races this year, the training alone will keep me active. I've gotten the all clear from my ortho surgeon to continue doing EXACTLY as I have been. YES! I was really worried he was going to tell me to cut back on the running but on the contrary, he said my running is what's keeping me young, strong and healthy.
So ... fit test results:
I did 250 consecutive crunches and stopped only because of time. I easily could have continued.
Same with my squats. 200 of them when my oDS interrupted me and needed my credit card.
Push ups? That was pitiful! I do real ones but only got 4 full ones.
I did modified plank due to an old wrist injury that gives out before my muscles do. 65 seconds but I think I could have scraped out a few more if life depended on it.
Wall sits - 66 seconds, again I probably could have scraped out a few more seconds but that's when my door bell rang. I was nearing my limit anyway. Obviously my running has done wonders for my lower body and core! My upper body is a different story so I guess I know where my focus is going to be this round.
I've already done Frozen Foote 4 Milers in December and January, with two more set for February and March.
I've signed up for back to back HMs April 28th and May 5.
I have an actual MARATHON in June, as well as another HM!
A few 5 and 10Ks in July and August, an 18.12 in September and a final HM in October.
Like I said, my race training will keep me busy.
My immediate goals are to incorporate regular ST and yoga back in to my routine.
Although my BC21 goal shows I'm shooting for a 10 pound loss for the round, my personal goal is to reach 148 this round, which will put me in the healthy weight range and only 10 pounds from my ultimate goal, which may not truly be realistic. Once I reach 148, I will reassess and see how feel at that time.