Thursday, 28 February 2013

43 > 21… in many ways!

Evening folks! Sitting here at 10 p.m. trying to log this week's sessions before diving into some more homework marking. And you thought schools finished at 3:30 p.m.!!!

Well, I turned 43 on Wednesday and had a great day. Got some funny cards, a few renditions of Happy Birthday (thanks Marc!) and some lovely presents (a new Rapha Softshell Team SKY Pro Cycling jacket to be exact!). I'm really looking forward to using this outside in the next few weeks. Had a lie-in on my birthday which was such a luxury - that extra hour in bed was definitely needed. But the training continued in the evening - no rest for the wicked (I must have been very naughty in a previous existence)…

It's been a really busy and enjoyable month, training has gone well and I've racked up the hours in the pool, on the bike and on the hoof.

February statistics:

53 Activities

Covered 851 km

Exercised for 52 hours, 37 minutes and 10 seconds

Elevation gain of at least 2,276 m (and that's not counting all the treadmill runs at 5%)

Average heart rate of 126 bpm

Average cadence of 91 rpm

Burned 33,429 kCalories

So March is almost here and we're only 4 months (or 121 days) away from the big day.

And for the post title? Well, you'll know that 43 is greater than 21… but if you'd asked me back in 1991 if I'd be fitter at 43 than at 21 I'd have laughed… thankfully I'm still grinning now, I think this is the fittest I've ever been. It looks like it's never too late to get exercising, so set yourself a goal, no matter how large or small and take the first steps to a new improved you!

1 comment:

Nick Constantine said...

I agree:- at 48 I am fitter than I was in the armed forces lugging all that gear around the new forest on a survival exercise with the RM (I was 24) .

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