Being fit is of course very important. But what is the definition of being fit? How do you say that you are fit? Is it because you have a six packs?
But, belli-fied people can also be fit!
Their six packs probably stuck somewhere inside the belly. But see, it’s all relative. To me being fit is about being able to pass a certain fitness test.. Be it running, swimming, jumping – what ever-lah. Fitness test are typically designed to assess certain level of physical ability. For example, a standard 2.4km run or 1.5mile runs are a good gauge of fitness. I’ve been forced to endure this since school. And I must say, back in school-there’s no one time which I was able to finish it. But how about now? Heheh, yes I can but not with flying colors. But relatively – I am definitely fitter now then 20 years ago.
In the past few months, I’ve been joining Bootcamp. As part of the Bootcamp is the assessment day! This is done every first day of the month. And yes – so far, generally I’ve improved my timing. But is that to a level which I want? Definitely NOT! But hopefully I’ll get better and better! In fact back to the question, how fit do you want to be?
For me – I would like to be fit enough to complete a marathon in 4 hours. That’s my goal! Will I ever reach? I sure hope so.. My PB for my 42km run is 5:15. That’s way far from 4 hours.. But I have not done few marathons so far. Hopefully, I’ll be faster and faster and reach my life goal. In fact, I should aim it lower to be able to qualify to participate in Boston marathon! Slowly, slowly – but of course surely 😀