Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fun Facts About Running

Apparently every year Running USA comes out with a report on running statistics and I just happened to come across them this year. The report has pretty much everything you could ever want to know about running quite frankly.  Here are some of the fun facts about runners in the US! (Sorry guys, I only listed the female stats, just because there are so few of you out there, if any that read this particular blog.)  All information comes from Running USA, to see a complete listing of data go to their website.

Average Female Runner Health Stats
Avg Weight: 137.6 lb
Avg Height: 5 ft, 5 in
Avg BMI: 22.9
Avg Age: 38.5
Avg Years Running: 9.9
40.9% content with their weight
42.3% content with their fitness level --> these last two look like issues, go Operation Beautiful!

Female Running Preferences
Fav race distance is the half-marathon (39%)
Interested in entering next year: half (77%), 5K (57.3%), 10K (56%), Marathon (43.3%)

Brand of Running Shoes Last Purchased 
ASICS:  25.8% (down  4.1% from 2009)
Brooks: 16.3% (up 2.1% from 2009)
Nike: 13.7% (down 1% from 2009)

Top Walk/Run Fundraisers Programs by Revenue
Relay for Life: $416.5 mil
Race for the Cure: $121.9 mil
March for Babies: $102.3 mil
Team in Training: $97 mil

Breakfast this morning looks  a little something like this...

Mix the chia seeds, plain yogurt, chocolate granola and strawberries up and it's ready to go!  

I've been doing a pretty good job of following my weekly fitness plan so far! I've even actually been adding some extra activities in there, primarily biking because it's been so GoRgEoUs outside lately!  Yesterday after lunch I went for a 40 minute bike ride and found myself basking in the beauty of our local (La Crosse) biking path.

And I found myself getting a little sad, because pretty soon I won't get to see this path anymore.  Luckily though, when I move back to Eau Claire, they also have some paths, but I prefer La Crosse's to Eau Claire's any day.  I love that La Crosse's path goes through the marsh and there are always tons of animals to check out and that it takes you from the river to the bluffs!

Anyway I am heading out to go lifting soon, as the plan calls for :)  On another note, I am super excited for my basketball game tonight!  This is the second summer I have played in this league and I love it because my teammates are all from the WIAC (the conference I played in for college basketball), most of them are from back in my time of playing.  We have added some younger ones just because a lot of the older players (and I do mean players my age - 24ish) are engaged, working in another city, etc and cannot always make it.  Plus we have to keep up with all the current WIAC/college players that are in the league!  Our team was kind of given a special "in" to the league since the guy who runs the league knew we would be pretty competitive since our team is made up of All-Conference players and Players of Year, that kind of thing.  SO excited!  Enough of my blabber about my glory days ;)  TGIAF!  Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Neat facts, thanks for sharing them! I've only been running a couple of years, so when I see average years running 9!!! that excites me!

  2. @Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner I know I've really only been running for about a year, so it is exciting to see that I may be doing this for a long time :)


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