Monday, October 29, 2012

Goal Setting 101

Weekend workout: 6.4 mile run way too short, but who's counting?

Monday a.m workout: Insanity Pure Cardio

It was much easier to get up this morning after a relaxing weekend.

We saw Argo over the weekend, has anyone else seen it? It was SOOOO good. Intense.

I am reading Gone Girl right now and I am completely hooked already. I haven't given myself much time to read lately, but I am trying to change that and this book is motivating me to as well!

I mentioned on Friday that I had started thinking about my goals for the Marshall University marathon that is in TWO weeks!

I always try to have at least two goals for my races. Goal A: my goal if the race goes picture perfect; Goal B: my goal that I can live with; and Goal C: my goal of last resort.

And if Goal C fails...there are 23 more letters in the alphabet! So here are my goals for Marshall:

A: Finish under 4:30
B: Finish faster than my slowest marathon time
C: Don't die/get hurt

I honestly might have to settle for Goal C. And that's OK. I want to have fun and give it all I have, but I have to keep reminding myself that this is my comeback race. I took a lot of time off and there is always 2013.

"The real purpose of running isn't to win a race; it's to test the limits of the human heart."

Bill Bowerman, Co-founder of Nike, Inc.


1 comment:

  1. I LOVE your goals. I think if/when I attempt my first marathon, goal C is gonna be the one for me!!! I'm sure you'll be amazing. Can't wait to read all about it.