Project: Get Fit – November

*This post originally appeared on the Virgin Active Blog!

Wow, I haven’t blogged here in a while. This doesn’t mean I haven’t been training though. I have.

But that’s not what I want to talk about today. I want to talk about stairs. In particular the stairs at my office and the fact that I have walked up (and down) those stairs almost every single work day this year. I’m on the 2nd floor.

The few times I took the lift were when I had my 2 year old with me or I was sick. About 5 days this year.

I did a little calculation as follows:

  • number of steps = 56
  • number of days I was at work (up to end of October) = 191
  • 10696 steps up and 10696 steps down

That’s 21392 steps, minimum, because I often go up and down a few times a day.

In the beginning of the year I was huffing and puffing by the time I reached the top, now I practically run up the stairs and am barely out of breath at the top.

Just imagine if I had taken the lift. How many steps I would have missed out on.

I’m pretty proud of me!

Project: Get Fit – June (end of)

*First published on the {Virgin Active Blog}

Remember my baseline fitness test I did in {May}?

I did a follow up test last night.  Here are my results.

  • 3km run – 21m40s
  • Pull ups – 3
  • Sit ups (1 minute) – 31
  • Push ups (1 minute) – 20
  • 400m sprint – 1m42s

Im a bit disappointed in my 3km time.  I really thought I would shave off at least a minute, instead I added just over a minute.  Im not sure how though, I ran more than I walked this time and my lung capacity was definitely better than before.  I guess I just have to keep trying.

On the other hand, everything else is an improvement!

I guess the lesson here is to keep trying, keep training, keep on keeping on!