7.25.2006

1st exam

My written test went well. I think. We were given a packet of information, lineage, names, definitions etc to study from last month when we took our pretest and were told to know everything in that packet because it would all be on the test. They were not lying. I'm glad I had been studying since the winter when my son was testing for Nidan. The worst part of this test for me was the essay. I really am NOT a writer. I actually hate writing papers, so handing that in at the beginning of the test felt quite nice. (it was on Itosu) So now I need to focus on my running time, my pushups and crunches. Last saturday at the track I was again at 11 minute miles. How do I speed this running thing up? Maybe they could rig up something like they have at the dog tracks -like the bunny on a stick- for me to chase... like... maybe....a donut? A chocolate croissant?

9 comments:

[Mat] said...

Maybe a hunk?

Joking. Keep it up!

frotoe said...

mat- hahaha! :)

Becky said...

I'm glad we didn't have the physical fitness requirements you do. I don't think I could do 8 minute miles or 50 pushups. Now when I first got out of Navy boot camp, I could, but that was 17 years ago. That is one of my biggest frustrations. I simply cannot make my body do the things it did when I was in my 20s.

supergroup7 said...

If it's hot in your end of the world like it is over here, then I would say that the hot pavement would make your feet move more quickly.. Don't you think?

One test down, just a few more to go! OSU!

frotoe said...

S7-its definitly hot here! quite oppressive too-not good for the breathing part of running..but I'll get thru it. :)

Becky- i know what you mean! I wish i had started this years ago when my body would have been more cooperative. :)

Kimberly said...

An 11 minute mile is way faster than I ever did in high school!!
Good luck honey!!

Black Belt Mama said...

Have you checked out any training web sites that pertain to running? I have a friend who runs marathons and they just run non-stop, gradually increasing their distance and with the increase of distance, their stamina and therefore times. Don't know-just came to mind and thought I would pass it along. In this heat, running is terrible. We don't have requirements like this either. . . and I am so thankful!

frotoe said...

Thanks BBM- I'll definitely look for some training web sites this weekend. and you're right about the heat- it is horrible to run when its this hot and humid.

Just1Beth said...

I'll ask my sister. After all, she was a track coach for years and has Masters in P.E. and Sports Psych. I'll let you know what she says. But definitely, this heat and humidity does not help.