Goal setting and stuff…..
As this year comes crashing to an end, i find it fitting to talk a bit about goal setting.
I read a lot about how many miles people have run in 2008. To be totally honest, i have never once counted my mileage for a year. Sure, i upload or is it download all my runs from Seth to my computer. Thats a no brainer. But, i’ve never counted my yearly mileage. Nor have i kept track of how many miles i’ve run on the two running kicks i run in. It just never occurred to me to do this.
But, as i think about it and mull it over in my very muddled brain, i think its a freaking kicking amazing thing to do. Let’s face it. We, as runners are extremely OCD and anal about our runs. We are people with such attention to detail and times and training and working out. We actually thrive on it, i think! Probably very OCD about it too. But, in a good way!
So, with that said, goal setting is quite important to a runner. It is to Michelle.
We all know about my streak. I am on day 3 of a 32 day streak. Now i am thinking this:
I ran a 36 day streak back in August. I should really go 37 days this time to beat my old streak. Is this nuts? Probably! I hate this part about myself. The part that can’t give in. The part that is stubborn and somewhat stupid. The part that doesn’t listen to other runners.
Another goal of mine is to run a certain amount of miles next year. 2009. Now i have absolutely no clue what is considered a “normal” amount of miles for someone like myself. So, i am guessing somewhere around 1000 miles??? Again, i have no clue. I just know i will start counting my mileage on January 1st and keep going until December 31st 2009.
Also, I like the idea of a shave! No not with shick but a shave of perhaps a 5K time or even a 5 mile time. Any thoughts? Is someone already on the bandwagon with this? If not, i would be happy to do it!
December 14th there is a 5K Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis in Prospect Park that i’d like to do. The best part of this race is…we get jingle bells for our kicks to run the race. Cool right?
I plan on doing the Manhattan Half Marathon the end of January 09.
So, those are my short term and long term goals. Am i biting more than i can chew? Perhaps, but time and my body will tell me. I’m not so good at determining things like that. Not good at all actually. I may need help!!
Here’s a good one! Have a good day my running friends!!!
“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture
of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously.
Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the
picture… Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”
— Norman Vincent Peale