Friday, February 16, 2007

fat boy!

Just got my fat % tested yesturday on the dexa scanner here at work. I knew what it would say at the bottom of the printout.... "put down that Guiness already and get out and run!"

Did this last year also. I am happy to say that I am not the rolly polly dude that tipped the scales at 150 pounds and 25.1% like last year. This year I came in at 20.8% but still 150 pounds. No not like I was when I crossed the line at States last year... 17.2%

Actually, pre race I weighed 141lbs and when I crossed the line I was 148lbs. Not good. At one point during the race I was up 10lbs. A nurse along the way flirted with pulling me from the race. Yikes. But I told her I would pound the S-caps duing the night. And I did. Finally started dropping the weight after the river. (yes, I hadn't taken ENOUGH S-caps in the canyons.)

Yup, that whole water/salt/electolyte puzzle was a stuggle for me that race.

Now I will do the scan again in about six months and hopefully I will come in under 140#'s. My goal anyway. That is only 10 pounds so I'll give it a try.

Don't really know where I was going with this but kinda neat to have all this diagnostic stuff around. Fun to play with anyway.

But to be honest, I don't think the Guiness in the fridge can wait six months. Just have to run more miles to work off that 16 ounces I figure.

Looking forward to a good long run of 6+ hours this Saturday. Oh, it will be slow as usual which is fine. Just thankful that I am able to do this kinda thing. I will probably run into Olga and Gail I am sure. Hopefully I can tell them apart if their hair is cut the same way like it was at one time last year. Just kidding Olga. Hope everybody has a great weekend.


angie's pink fuzzy said...

wow, how neat that you have access to using that tool!

Sarah said...

I think you deserve some Guinness after a 6+ hour run!

sister smile said...

Six. Hours.

Guiness would not be enough.

Very cool tool. I'm afraid to weigh myself after several weeks off. The minute the dial scrolled past 130, I'd bail out.

stephruns said...

You are one lucky guy to get your body fat measured like this! I had it done at the gym with clips attached to my body!!!!!!!!!!

Have a great 6 hour run!

GB said...

You are lookin' great and strong in those WS pictures, Tom! After your run Saturday you should have Guinness AND an ice cream sundae.

DawnB said...

I guess I'm a day late but I hope your run went well

olga said...

And ran in to us you did...and my hair is growing this year:)
It was surely fun to have you with us through last 10 miles, even though Gail occupied most of your time, but I got you for the last couple of miles.
Glad you're coming to SS50! Crazy race...crazy times begin!

OCRunnerGirl said...

I don't think I want to know my body fat....I would have to run for a very long time to get that down. Good for you for checking it look awesome!