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I’ve been MIA and not the one in Florida

Once again I’ve been relatively silent for a whole month! But I haven’t been inactive. Since my last update I started a “Biggest Loser” competition with my co-workers and joined a training program for a half marathon (13.1 miles).  While I won’t be participating in the run that the straining is slated for because the previous week I will be participating in the Broad Street Run as part of my normal run schedule.

As part of my training group we did have a fitness assessment which included some flexibility testing. The results are below.

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I don’t know about you but I consider a “fair” rating as not satisfying. Worst is the one that actually says “work on” next to it. This was a big blow to my ego at first but then I viewed it as the way to know what to target. To compliment the assessment they gave me exercise to make improvements which will help me in the future. I will be including them in my usual routine.

Better late than never

crunches[1]He makes it look so simple doesn’t he? I almost did as well. Coming back for this challenge I surprised myself. I got 61 crunches in a minute. Based on the chart that’s an excellent rating. Even better than that is that I did 55 on my initial assessment 1 year ago and 57 at the end of the month!

That’s one hell of an improvement and I’m not sure how I can do better but of course I’ll try. And in the process I’ll be strengthen my core which as they say will help benefit everything else.

Since I didn’t record myself doing it, here’s a girl that looks much at it than I do demonstrating proper technique.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK1eTLViYXI]