The Fitness Test
Monday, May 05, 2014
It was the perfect time to do my fitness test. I haven't been able to do as much walking this winter as the ice has made it hard to get my speed back up. I wasn't sure when I started the mile where my speed would be. I find it hard to really push myself really hard when I'm not in a competitive situation so I wasn't sure where my time would end up. As well I have not had the same speed since breaking my ankle last May. I did my mile in 16:30 which I was fine with. Not a record breaker but respectable going into the nicer weather where I can improve my time with practice.
The step up test was good. I was pleased with my heart rate at the end of the three minutes. I did have to adapt my step to a 9 inch instead of a 12 inch. I knew my knees would not take 3 minutes of up and down a 12 inch step. Besides that I am short and the 12 inches was up to my knees - how the heck was I supposed to do that!lol
The crunch was better than I expected but will definitely we something to work on. Not something I enjoy doing but I will work on improving it.
Then my nemesis. THE PUSHUP!! I knew it would be hateful. To start with I was mega sore from a brutal Full Body Workout my trainer had put me through the day before. I swear she stays awake nights trying to come up with new tortures for me and Saturday she had all new exercise, upped my weights and put me through my paces. I knew I should have done the fitness test before seeing her however I digress. THE PUSHUP I tried to do one without modifying it to my knees but alas no success. I was able to do 11 modified push-up which isn't great but was better than I was expecting.
So now for the next 6 weeks I work toward improving the results. It was a good wake-up call that I have been slacking during the winter and it is time to get back on track with consistent exercise and to push myself harder with the ST.