Funny story…not really, but it’s okay - so…I decided to be “Army fit” by the end of the year, so today was the first day I tested to see what my score is for my gender and age. So…on 2 out of 3 aspects, I didn’t even score, but I did better than the minimum on sit-ups - a plus!! Anyway, I have a ways to go but that’s what goals are for, right?
For female, age 47-51:
Push-ups in 2 minutes - 10 to score minimum passing grade of 60 - I did 2 “real” push-ups. I did do “girl” push-ups and more “real” push-ups, but in the real test your score doesn’t count if any part of your body touches the ground other than your hands and feet - you have to start over with the count. A lot of improvement needed here!
Sit-ups in 2 minutes - 30 to score minimum passing grade of 60 - I did 32! My score was 62!! I can still improve and go for a higher score.
Run 2 miles - 24:06 - Well…we all know I’m NOT a runner and this is where I need to really improve. It took me 35:07 to go 2 miles today on the treadmill. I obviously did not run all of it (DUH!), but did start with a 5k training program I came across. On week 1, you run 1 minute and walk 90 seconds for 8 rounds at least 3 times a week. That’s what I did today, and was just under 1.25 miles when my 8 rounds were up. I continued to run/walk up until I hit the 2 mile mark. I only need to knock off 10:01 from my time by the end of the year - sounds do-able, doesn’t it? I can only improve!
Also, any Army folks around? Just curious on the count - I’ve seen videos where they used a 4 count (1, 2, 3, 1 - 1, 2, 3, 2, etc). Is that the correct way to count? If so, then my score is NOT what I reported, but actually worse! ARRGGHH!! :/