Fit as a Fiddle?

When I posted my assessment results last week, we hadn’t yet done the VO2 sub max test. VO2 is one factor that can determine an athlete’s capacity to perform sustained exercise and is linked to aerobic endurance.  We did the test during Friday’s training, and I have the results.

When I started, my VO2 was 15.5, which for my age, was considered very poor. In May, it was  38.6, which was a low good. Friday, it was 53.9,  which is an excellent.

Going from very poor to excellent in 16 months feels incredible, even better than the weight loss. I know that I’ve worked (and continue to work) hard, but to be able to make that change feels pretty incredible and very empowering! Especially for the girl who was always picked last in gym class!  (I bet not all of those junior high team captains would have an excellent these days!)

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