Monday, January 28, 2013
Well, that really is two questions.
When I reach my fitness goal, I imagine that I will reach for another one, or multiple ones. After completing the half-marathon last November, I focused on reaching my goal of 2012 exercise miles in 2012. After that goal, my focus is on completing a 10K in under an hour by the end of the Winter Run Series in March. Assuming clearance from my doc later today, my goal after that is to complete a marathon this year. And rack up miles hiked on the Ice Age Trail.
As for a weight goal, I'm not superfixated on that - don't have a specific, big number I'm shooting for. I weigh about 178 now. I'm about 5'8" tall. To weigh what I did in college seems unhealthily small now - 137 - though I was healthy at that time. Just checked Spark's BMI calculator - it says 137 is in the healthy range. The upper end of the healthy range is 164 - that's not really that far away. What I'd really like is to be healthy, strong, have toned arms and a toned core. I'd like to day hike long distances. Whatever I eventually settle on as a goal weight range, when ever I meet that goal, I imagine that one of the next challenges will be maintenance. But I also imagine my focus will be more on fitness goals.