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.


Waking HR  
Body Weight  
Body Fat  
Workout Food core - water
ride - large bottle w/2 scoops Perpetuem, 2 Perpetuem Solids, half a Promax bar
Time of Day core - 5:30 AM
ride - 12:00 PM
Workout Type  
Weather mid 40s, cloudy, light rain
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.
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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