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Getting my run on.

Goals and Races

Thank you Michelle for that comment!  I like it when people tell me I look good! :)   Yes, 135 might seem like an aggressive goal.  However, I was at 147-148 most of last summer and wasn’t quite where I wanted to be.  Areas of my body still had a bit too much cushion, a bit flabby if you will.  I was happy with how I looked but I knew I could still do better.  If I had not ended up pregnant, I probably would have pushed to go lower then.  Now I’m starting over a bit, just a few pounds under where I started early last year.  I went looking for height/weight charts this morning to see if I was being too aggressive.  I found a couple that state that for a medium-framed woman who is 5 ft 6 in tall that she should weigh between 130-144 pounds (or 117 to 143 for small to medium framed women).  The 145 original goal is still outside those recommended limits!  And based on the bod pod measurements, my BMI would still be a bit high if I stayed there.  Based on measurements of my own body plus the recommended height/weight recommendations for my frame and height, I think 135 is a good goal to shoot for.  And of course I’ll be analyzing the whole way down (of course I will…I’m an engineer!) to see if maybe 140 would be better.  If I’m happy with my body, then I’ll stop and work on maintaining.  Now that I’m done having babies, it’s time to get my body in the best shape I can so I can live a long and healthy life with my husband and children.

Speaking of healthy lives, I received an e-mail from someone affiliated with the 13.1 Minneapolis race that’s coming up this weekend (the 22nd).  I had never heard of this race before!  I might have to look into it for next year!  I’m not ready for a half this year…I’m not even ready for the duathlon in 11 days!  But, if anyone else is interested, I might be able to get you a discount code for race registration.  Hurry up though!  Registration ends August 18th (tomorrow!)  Let me know right away!

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