In case you were unaware, I’m a big fan of numbers. And by big fan, I mean I love numbers. I’ve always been this way. Even as a kid I would often find myself doing math in my head, thinking about patterns in numbers, finding comfort in their logic. There were many very late and sleepless nights as I grew because I’d often be doing calculations in my head into the wee hours. If I thought of a math problem or learned some new mathematics at school, it would take a lot of willpower to shut my brain off. Failing to will my brain to stop would leave me with a brain set on overdrive.
The point is, my passion for numbers and mathematics hasn’t waned. I have, however, found the ability to shut my brain down when I go to bed. I think if I hadn’t done that in my teens I’d be insane right about now.
So why all this talk about numbers? Well, I use it as justification for another update on my 2012 goals.
Another update? 2012 is only 2 weeks old!
I know. I know. I promise that I won’t be doing these every week. The reason I wanted to post today was because I have been collecting a bunch of numbers and if I don’t share them or write them down, I might just burst. Plus, this provides me a record of my stats so that I can track how they change throughout the year. These include things such as my Maximum Heart Rate, Target Heart Rate, Resting Heart Rate, Body Mass Index, Basal Metabolic Rate, Body Fat Percentage, and Hip to Waist Ratio.
Why have I been collecting this info? Well, as I said, I love numbers. Also, it gives me an idea of progress, and reminds me that I am not the fatty fat fat fat kid that I once was. It’s also good to know these numbers for training – so that I know if I’m pushing myself in the way that I should to achieve the results that I want.
Current weight: 64.86 kg, or 143.00 lbs (last measured Christmas Eve, 2011)
- Current height: 170 cm, or 67″
- Current age: 36.42 years
- Resting heart rate: 52 BPM (measured on waking, confirmed by the doctor), or 66 BPM (measured now after a large coffee and chores)
- Max heart rate: 186 BPM
- Target heart rate: 80% = 159 BPM, 90% = 173 BPM, 100% = 186 BPM
- BMI: 22.39 (normal range)
- Basal Metabolic Rate: 1560.7 (the number of Calories I’d burn doing nothing but “living”)
- Body Fat Percentage: 10.20% via the U.S. Navy body fat algorithm, or 7.14% via the YMCA body fat formula.
- Hip to Waist Ratio: 0.88 (which means I’m pear-shaped apparently)
- V02 Max: 48.65 to 54.73.
Now because I’m a nerd I thought – what would 7.14% or 10.20% of my body mass be? That is, how much of me is fat? Turns out, somewhere between 10 and 15 lbs assuming my calculator results are accurate. Seeing these results, I’d really love to go and have it tested using a more accurate method. And so, dear readers, this is a new item on my Not-So-Bucket-List list (item #264). I’ve also decided that I need to accurately determine my V02 Max, so this has also made the list (item #265).
How did I do with the rest of my goals? See for yourself:
So far I’ve burned off enough Calories (~10040) to eat 25.1 Starbucks donuts (~400 Calories each), or 62.75 tall vanilla soy lattes (~160 Calories each).
- I’ve walked or ran the distance of 2.62 marathons between January 1, and January 14, 2012.
- I’ve spent 28.6 hours walking, running, or stretching/yoga’ing so far this year (excluding today).
- I’ve hit 41%, 52% and 40% of my January goals for walking, running, and yoga, respectively (with more than half the month to go).
- My average running pace is 5 minutes 15 seconds per kilometre. My treadmill pace is slightly slower than this, while my road pace is slightly faster. Weird. I would have expected the opposite.
- My longest run for 2012 happened yesterday – 10 miles, or 16.09 kilometres (total time 1:23:51, average pace 5:13).
In honour of these successes, I’m currently treating myself to some Lindt Sea Salt Dark Chocolate. Because it’s all about balance.
- Welcome to the 365 Day Fitness Challenge (365dayfitnesschallenge.wordpress.com)
- Heart Health in Motion: Tracking Intensity (blogher.com)
- How to Properly Begin a Jogging Routine (e-prescribe.biz)
- A New Year, A New Me! (blogher.com)
- endurance buildup – 155bpm LSD (thoushaltnotsmoke.wordpress.com)
- Is It Summer Vacation Yet? (lakocinera.blogspot.com)
- Athletic Body Diversity Reference For Artists (ninamatsumoto.wordpress.com)