If you don’t know, I’m a programmer for the State Police. Granted, I’m not out on the highways protecting and serving, but I do well behind a computer screen making other people’s jobs easier. You want a more efficient way to process and maintain that data? I can handle that.
Troopers (those guys out on the highways) must pass a Physical Fitness Test (PFT) to qualify for their job. This year, the fitness coordinators opened up assessments to non-commissioned personnel like me.
When the buzz about it opening first started, I decided I wanted in.
Now, I’m not the poster squirrel for physical fitness, but I enjoy a physical challenge.
My goal was to hit 14 points across the board. Ninjas blend in. Appearing average is part of the game.
Due to poor breathing technique, I fell short of my goal with push-ups. Whoops. But I squeaked by with enough to pass. Here were my numbers.
Vertical Jump: 17″
300M Run: 65
1.5 Mile Run: 14:40
I couldn’t have done the run without the Couch-to-5K training I’ve been doing with my sis-in-law. She was in my head the whole way, and because of her, I kept running when I wanted to walk. (We squirrels aren’t long distance creatures.)
I’ll be able to test again in the spring. Maybe I’ll shoot for 16 points across the board next time.
Do you have any physical goals? Do you enjoy challenges? What do you do to stay active?