jdebelly - journey to the MN State Patrol
Sunday, Sept 23d 2012
This is a daily journal to place some accountability for myself to this community - and also my wife - to document my journey to join the Minnesota State Patrol *or* develop success in some other measures.
I have previously asked for advice, coaching and tips here on the Fitness forum: [URL="http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread66302.html"][/URL].
Here is the PDF for the minimum fitness standards I will be at well before March 2013: [URL="https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/join-the-state-patrol/become-a-trooper/Documents/2012%20Fitness%20Testing%20Standards%20Final.pdfhttp://"]https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/msp/join-the-state-patrol/become-a-trooper/Documents/2012%20Fitness%20Testing%20Standards%20Final.pdfhttp://[/URL]
For the record, I am 41, am currently unemployed, the father of three young boys - only 1 in school, and am back to school full-time. And in addition to working out, I have an other nerd hobby that takes up additional time.
As described in the PDF, I must achieve a minimum of 1 point in each area, and a total of 50 points to pass. It is only a Pass/Fail test.
My current strengths - or the plan is to achieve 19 points each for the Sit-Ups and Push-Ups; working towards 47 and 40 respectively.
Push ups: 40 *good* pushups / 1 minute ..... currently at *around* 30.
Sit ups: 47 sit-ups / minute..... currently at *around* 36.
Run: exceeding an 8 min mile which would place me at 1.5 miles in under 12:00... currently at 1.5 in 14:17.
Sprint: 300 meters / :83 seconds or 1:23... my best earlier this summer was at :81 seconds.... but now I think I'm back up to around 2:20ish.
*Goal* Find out where I'm at for the Sprint this week, Monday or Tuesday.
And finally the Jump
Jump: Goal 15inches.... currently at 12 inches.
Today I wouldn't quite pass, but I am certain and 100% confident this will happen.
It will happen just like I lost over 100+ lbs, like I ran 2 half-marathons this year, and I've completed both Officer Training School in the Air Force, and finished my MBA.
This will happen, it will take work, work I can do.
What I need is direction though, and ask for any advice and thoughts. :-)
I'll have more updates soon, thanks,