My goals for this year is to run ONE half-marathon and TWO triathlons. My half-marathon is in 2 weeks. I am not ready for it, but I guess I can survive it. And then I have no more long runs to do. And right now I am happy about that.
I usually do a sprint tri every summer. I was considering doing an Olympic since I am eliminating the long distance running. So, I looked at a local tri with a good reputation and it was there that I discovered this new (to me) concept:
Now, granted, Athena sounds a lot better than Clydesdale, but really.
I have weighed 150 lbs. or under at various times in my life. When I do, people ask me if I am sick. My ribs show through SWEATERS. I wear a size 8.
When I weigh considerably more than 150 (as I do now) people tell me I look fit. I wear a size 12. Even my physical therapist and my physician tell me I am fit. My physician told me when I weighed 205 lbs. (years ago, I don't weigh anything near that now) that I had less fat on me than some folks who weigh 130 lbs.
What about if you are a woman who is 6' tall and you weigh 150? Your BMI would be 20.3 - hardly "fat". Should there be a special class for that?
It just sounds arbitrary and awful to me. There are some very fit people out there who do not fit the stereotype of an "athlete." But they are healthy.
I guess I am a little bit upset that I gained 4 lbs. over the gluttonous holidays. And developed some bad habits I am struggling to ditch. I usually try to not weigh every day and not be obsessed with the scale, but when my pants start being tight, I do take a gander at the scale and today was one of those days.
My fitness has been a struggle since last May. I would say it is because of the piriformis syndrome - which really is killer, but I am not sure that is really what it is. I guess if I wasn't in gruesome pain when I ran I would have a better attitude about it.
OK, that's enough out of this