Thursday, August 19, 2010

a little healthy competition ...

My house is a hot bed for competition. Somehow, we have all morphed into these people who view everything in life as an opportunity to "win." The girls compete in a multitude of ways, including but not limited to, who can eat faster, who can get dressed faster, who can balance on one foot longer and who has the best singing voice.

J and I are not immune to these competitions. In recent months, our competitions have centered around our running. Who ran faster, further, longer. Dailymile has really upped our game.

And if it wasn't enough that we are constantly comparing our workouts, now we are having competitions about "who is fitter." For example, on Monday night, J decided to measure his resting heart rate. So, he put on his heart rate monitor, laid down and relaxed. A few minutes later, the monitor was reading 43.

I'm thinking, "What? 43? Last time I checked, mine was 41 (right before I upped my mileage from 25-40 miles per week). No way is his as low as mine."

So, like any sane individual who has a constant urge to win, I told J to hand over the heart rate monitor. I needed to check mine. I put it on and laid down. And do you know what it said?

31.

Heck yeah. Take that Lance Armstrong and your resting heart rate of 32.

Hey, no one said I was a gracious winner ...

27 comments:

Anne said...

31!!!!! Wow! You are one fit woman :)

Erin G said...

OMG your family complete cracks me up.

PS--You are superwoman--or not human. I am beginning to lean toward not human.

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the dawn said...

impressive! you are the next lance!

Colleen said...

Healthy competition is such a good thing. My hubby and I are constantly comparing workouts and trying to one up the other.

I can't believe your resting heart rate is that low, how are you still alive? ;)

Silly Girl Running said...

Ha! You're One Fit Momma! Boohaaa Lance!

Maxi Fortend said...

You've got me interested now to know what mine is! I've read about how you should check it when you wake up to see if you are overtraining - I think I am normally in the 60's so hopefully with all this training I am in the 50's! Thanks for the competitive push!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

That's my older son in a nutshell - nonstop competition.

michgal18 said...

I am laughing because just 2 days ago, somehow a convo about Dimity on RLAM turned into my hubbs thinking he is faster than me. He is 6"4' and doesn't run. Not only does he NOT run, he HASN'T run for anything (used to play bball) in probably over a year. So, we are going to be having a family 5K, with me and my hubbs and my sister & brother-in-law (who also thinks he is fast). The funniest part of this story? My husband thinks he can beat me b/c he ran a 5 min mile. IN HIGH SCHOOL. He is 36 now. LOL--CLASSIC. I will probably be blogging on the results, because you know it is going to be good!

MCM Mama said...

I'm going to say to you the same thing I say to the boys on a daily basis "not everything is a competition". Of course, I'm usually saying it because punches are about to happen and I'm pretty sure you weren't planning to punch your husband. ;o)

Nice resting heart rate.

Shannon said...

Wow, I'm gonna have to go home and see what mine is now....

suzy@countdownto26.2 said...

Holy cow! 31?! WoW. That is awesome. I'm gonna go check mine now!

Courtney said...

Thats insane! You're super human ;)

ajh said...

Very impressive!

Zaneta said...

haha, now i kind of want to test mine to see how far i have to go to be as fit as you! :D

Katye said...

crazy girl! that really shows how worked up you get before races! my resting is 50!

Katie A. said...

This toally makes me want to go home tonight and check mine!!!

Emz said...

love
love
love it.

mine's 28.
I'm joking. I have no freaking clue what it is. You go girl.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Your heart is so happy!

I love that you and the family are so competitive. Sometimes I wish I wasn't so competitive. You may have started a whole new challenge in bloggy land!

Kiesha said...

Hahaha. We'd get a long great. My hubby and I just did the same thing the other day with our blood pressure...I kicked his trash. ;)

Marlene said...

Dude, that is LOW! Good on ya!

Becka said...

I have no idea what my resting heart rate is, lol. I am competitive too, sounds like you have fun with it!

Cynthia O'H said...

I bet your heart rate went up after seeing that it was 31, didn't it.

I haven't checked my resting heart rate in a while. I think I'll wait until I'm back at work, though. It's too stressful being home with the kids!

Her Name is Rio said...

Impressive heart rate for someone who's still conscious! LOL.
Right now my kids have been very competitive between each other about EVERYTHING and it's driving me batty.

Joanne @ mostlyfitmom said...

Wow! Now you can say you beat Lance at something! You are ridiculously fit - two thumbs up!

kat said...

I'm very impressed with your resting heart rate, you go girl! Competition is healthy, I see nothing wrong in it, as long as you always win,I see no problems.

Henry Smith said...

I love being able to say I am NOT that overweight, out of shape mom I once was! I am a rockstar and I am ready to kick some .I think I am normally in the 60's so hopefully with all this training I am in the 50's! Thanks for the competitive push Urocit-K!