Slow and Steady

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday Tidbit: Aspiring to Average

The successful man is the average man, 
focused.
~anonymous

I am totally stealing this from P HERE who borrowed if from Darlene HERE. The question on their blogs was "Am I Average," after reading the information, I am definitely aspiring to average. Point of Reference is Running USA if you are interested. My responses are below and I hope you'll repost so that I can learn more about how "average" you are.

Average Age: 38.5 – Alas, I still have a 6.5 years to go
63.2% Married  - Blissfully
78.2% College educated -  Yes, Double majored as an undergrad: Spanish and Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Chicano Studies (Wow, that was a mouthful) and I have my Master's in Public Administration (much easier to say)
70.3% Earn a household income of $75,000+ – Yes and truly blessed with this economy
Running History:
Average number of years running: 9.9 years  - Hoping to get there March marked 6 years for me.
Average number of running events participated in during the last 12 months: 7.2 events  - I am at 7 now and have plenty of time left for more51.8% have completed 1 marathon or more in their lifetime – Will hopefully mark off #3 in October
Running Routine:
70.4% Run 4+ hours each week – Not consistently, depends on where I am with my training schedule
77.7% run 12 months a year -  Definitely
Average number of days run per week: 4.0 – I shoot for 4 and feel pretty successful with 2-3 days per week. I feel like I only need 2 on weekdays and a long run on the weekend
Average number of miles run per week: 21.9 – Usually shy of 20 unless I am in marathon training
66.1% describe themselves as ‘Frequent/Fitness Runners’ – Definitely!
Running Preferences:Favorite race distance is the Half-Marathon (39.0%)  - 10Ks are a great distance for me, but not many are offered so I think I have run more halves. I am not fast enough to love 5Ks and am only now getting into wanting to do a marathon a year (assuming injury free training)
Interested in entering next year: –
    Half-Marathon (77.0%) Definitely!
    5K (57.3%) Maybe
    10K (56.0%) Hopefully
    Marathon (43.3%) Maybe
Motivation:
Primary motivation to start running:
    For Exercise (25.0%) – Friends
     Weight Concerns (14.5%) – Kind of
     Needed a New Challenge (9.3%) – Definitely!
Motivation to continue to run: Mine was really to have a continued feeling of accomplishment, I was a former athlete and needed this integrated back into my life
    Staying in Shape (76.8%) - Yes
    Staying Healthy (74.2%)  - Yes
    Relieving Stress (64.4%)  - Yes
   
Product Preferences:Average number of running shoes purchased in last 12 months: 2.9 pairs  -  Two for me – I aspire to needing more than that
Last running shoes purchased:
        ASICS (26.4%)  - Nope
        Brooks (16.6%)  - Nope
        Saucony (14.2%) –Had a great trail pair once, but haven't gone back
65.3% spent $90+ on their running shoes –Yes
47.9% purchased their running shoes at a specialty running store – Yes. FleetFeet
Favorite brands of running apparel: 
    Nike (64.8%) – I have a few things, shorts and my purple capri's I have worn in both my marathons
    Under Armour (45.7%) – Nope
    Champion (34.3%) – I have several C9 by Champion things from Target 
    Adidas (30.7%) – Nope
80.4% spent $100+ on running apparel in the last 12 months – Goodness, just the sports bras crush this amount. Damn boobies.
59.6% purchased running apparel at a specialty running store – Yes
Health:
Average Weight: 137.6 lbs – Yeah right, unfortunately above average in this categoryAverage Height: 65.01 inches – 71.5, Woo Hoo, above average
Average Body Mass Index (BMI): 22.9 - More, I hate the BMI now, I actually have fallen in love with Body Fat Percentage, Check out my post HERE
40.9% are content with their weight – I’m not excited about my weight, but I am not miserable either
42.3% are content with their fitness level – Not thrilled, I am truly a slacker, but feel like I have so much potential for a great fitness level if I could just stay consistent.


How average are you?
Why I Kick A$$: I copy cool people, thanks for the idea P!
Thankful Three:
  1. For Average
  2. For Focus
  3. For a fun post idea 

2 comments:

P said...

Ha, ha! I'm pretty sure you kick ass without copying people!! Love this post, especially the "damn boobies!" part. :)

Jamoosh said...

Shouldn't average weight be proportional to height? That one is kind of bogus.