13 June 2007

Fit, Fast & Relaxed (ahh)

Pardon me while I brag for a moment. I had my annual physical fitness test this morning, and got my Best Score Ever (87 points, out of a possible 100). I ran the 1.5 miles in 11:02, which is about 30 seconds faster than I'd expected.

If I'd shaved off another 7 seconds, I'd have earned another point and a half (bummer!). And I think I could have been a little faster, except for the amazing fact that (get this!) I was in the lead.

Yup, I was the fastest guy on the track this morning. Not the whole time, but for the last lap or so, there was nobody in front of me. Nobody to chase. I even lapped 2 people. So, I'm pretty sure I could have cut 7 seconds if there'd been someone in front of me, but hey, I'll take it.

We've got a pretty great fitness program here, and I'm sure most of the credit goes to our PT leaders. But my secret ingredient is this - I got a massage yesterday, and I'm pretty sure that helped loosen me up and improved my score. From here on out, I'm going to be sure to get a massage any time I need to do one of these tests. But for now, I'm good for another year.


Michelle said...

Fantastic! I'm so not a runner, so I have great respect for your time and score.

Ulla said...

thanks for the comments!:)
buffalo wings and pork chops are two of my favorite things too. they are so good:)

Kim said...

Awesome time! Jos swears by massages to. He says that he's going to sign me up to take a massage course for my birthday. :P

Deb said...

AHHHHH ~ A massage??!!

dad said...

Hi Dan: I'm impressed but not surprised.... way to go.... I think my days of running 4 miles in 32 min (8 min miles) are long gone long ago.....I still can do 3 miles or so but it still takes me 35 min or so to do it....c'est la vie! Bonne chance!... Dad

Gabe Mounce said...

Super-sweet! (You guys had to run on the track? What gives?) I'm telling you, it really hurts not to be training like when we were in Rome. I really miss those workouts!