Running Goals

Friday, May 24, 2019

When I started running, I didn't know that goals changed from year to year. Now I know. I also didn't know how to make running fit my current lifestyle, not the opposite.

• My top goal is to be sure running is for fun. If it ain't fun, I ain't doing it. 
• I also have primary and secondary pace goals that will lead me to the finish line of my choice. I'm keeping this number private because I have a small group of friends who will hold me accountable for that. 
• My training goal is connected to my training schedule. I follow my running group's training schedule. The goal is to fit that schedule into my own. I know what being busy is all about. I don't want to use that as an excuse. I
• My nutrition goal is connected to my weight loss series. The best nutrition will give me the fuel I need to start and finish the race. I've been blogging here about my weight loss. I''ve lost 20 lbs and I want to be in my goal weight by the end of this year. 
• I also have rest goals. If I don't rest, my body cannot do what I am requiring of it. Resting requires discipline. 

Crossing a finish line looks easier than it is. The real work comes when I decide I will truly commit to my running goals for the year.