20 February 2012

core | ride | Martin learns his BMI

2 beers + massage + big dinner the night before = hard to get out of bed

I know, rough life and all that.

After checking the core box I went to see my doctor for my annual physical exam and then for a ride.

First the ride. Today was one of those non-stop negotiations with myself. A few days ago I had thought that going long today would be a good idea; I actually had five hours to spare so loaded up my bottles and pockets and headed out all bundled up.

Three or four miles down the Burke-Gilman Trail that changed. I was pooped. As I rode I kept doing the mental math figuring out where I could go and each time I thought of the route I ended up trimming off some miles. By the time I got to the north end of Lake WA my ride had shrunk from 70 or 80 to 60 and finally top 55. Then I got to the top of Juanita Dr and it started raining. Suddenly my route shrunk again as I just wanted to get home.

At least I did not take the most direct (read: boring) route back to I-90 and instead rode along the east shore of the lake which netted me one more hill and a lot les traffic. And once I arrived back on the west shore I did not head straight through the tunnel and instead dropped down to Leschi and went back up Madrona Dr.

When I saw my doctor I learned for the first time ever what my BMI is. It's 23. I was told 'normal' is 18-25 for men and that this number is pure math based on your height (6' 2.5") and weight (181 lb.). I think if you had asked me if I was going to fall on the higher end of the normal scale I would have said no but there you go, what do I know. Turns out he CDC even has a widget (I hear they are all the rage these days) you can insert into a web page:

BMI For Adults Widget


I also learned that compared to last year when I had blood work done I am still wicked low in iron. Time to get back on the supplements I guess. :( And this is after I gave up being vegetarian and I eat exponentially more dark, leafy greens than the average American. Sucks.

 

Sleep  
Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Breakfast  
Lunch  
Dinner  
Workout Food core - water
ride - large bottle w/2 scoops Perpetuem, 2 Perpetuem Solids, half a Promax bar
Injuries  
Therapy  
Time of Day core - 5:30 AM
ride - 12:00 PM
Workout Type  
Weather mid 40s, cloudy, light rain
Course
plank 3 min, 2 min each side w/2 x 10 sec leg lift
back extensions 3 x 40
clam knee lifts 100 each leg
side leg lifts 100 each leg
leg scissors 100
twisters 50 each side - 12 lb.
push-ups 6, 12
hip abductors 3 x 30 - 100 lb.
Results  
Time  
Distance  
Pace  
Equipment Rain Bike
Clothing Sugoi shoe covers, Roubaix knickers, Roubaix leg warmers, Craft long sleeve undershirt, heavy long sleeve jersey, wind vest, Polypropylene gloves, OR Gripper gloves, cap
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1 comment:

Old as dirt said...

I just checked my BMI, it's 24.5! A fat pig I am