Monday, October 13, 2008


I love to make goals for myself. I really got into goal setting after having Amara and wanting to lose the rest of the baby weight. My first goal after having her was to run a 25k race almost exactly a year after I had her. After that I ran the Chicago marathon( sub 4:00--woohoo!). After that I did a few more races. After that I participated in a Figure Show. After that I got pregnant with Miles. After I had Miles I did the 25k and a few more races again. Now that leaves me here today. Goalless and out of sorts. I have been without a goal for a few months and it sucks! I have gotten so bored with not training for something specific that I might on a whim run a half marathon this Sunday. Not too smart, but it has given me something to look forward to. I am not signed up yet and I might not even go through with it. Matt does not think it's such a good idea either. I did run 10 miles on Saturday and it went a lot better than my 9 miles the previous week-so I have that going for me.

Next weekend I plan on attending a Figure Show near my home town. This particular show was one of my goals this year, but it just was not in the cards for me. Maybe next year. Which leads me to try and figure out what my Activity Goals for next year are.
I have a few for sures: In January I will join my local running club to help me prepare for my races. In April I will do a 10 mile race and in May I will run the brutal 25k in hopes of doing it in under 2 hours. My best time for that race so far is 2:04. So I am close. After that things get a little hazy. I would love to try a duathlon (a triathlon but without all the stupid swimming in a big body of water so I can drown), but I don't have a bike-kind of a necessity. I would like to do a figure show again, and I am contemplating doing another marathon. I can only pick one activity though because they all have very specific training. I guess I have until May to figure it out, but I like to plan things out so not knowing yet is killing me.

One of my vain goals this year was to be at my pre-pregnancy weight by Miles' 1st birthday. This was really an estimate as I really do not know what I weighed before I got pregnant. It was kind of a fake weight anyway. I had just done the figure show ( and weighed what I did when I was I high school--for real!) I was probably at my pre-pregnancy weight by 6-7 months just was spread around in various places. Some areas of my body like to hold onto the fat stores ( read: BELLY). My neighbor friend and I were having a discussion on which one of us looked more pregnant, which one of us was flabbier and who can suck in their guts better. It's unfortunate that I won this discussion and even more unfortunate that she is indeed 8 weeks pregnant. I think this is a good place to stop this blog entry.......
So, here's to figuring out what the heck to do with myself!
~Pictures are:
My first 25k
Figure Comp.
Chicago Marathon

1 comment:

Heather said...

We are so much alike! I too MUST have a goal in mind & I dont care what it is. I cannot workout just because I like it. It's why I've taken back up running again! So for me it's the Valpo half marathon in April & still planning for the 25K with you right after that! I'm glad I'm not the only Type A "must have a goal" type! lol