Not losing sight of a goal...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

It has been a rough few weeks with business travel and a stressful work environment. I just realized something however; this time I might be serious about achieving my goal. I haven't given up! I've learned to forgive myself when things aren't going perfectly. If I've had a bad week nutritionally or meeting my exercise goals, I refocus and get back to my plan.

My goal is to run at least one 8k and a couple of 5k runs this year. I've been training to run for several months now. I had to start out with a very basic run/walk program. I am now able to jog consistently for a little over 2 miles straight. While I'd say 80% of the challenge is mental, each week I accomplish my mileage objective I feel empowered and I want to keep going. I'm already starting to think about longer races. I'm feeling challenged again. I love this feeling of accomplishment!

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    It sounds like you're doing great. Once you can get to the 5k distance, an 8k will be a piece of cake. Like you said, it's all mental and the first mile or two really sucks. Keep up the good attitude! emoticon
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    What I always try to keep in the forefront of my mind is that this is a journey and you continue to move forward on the journey as long as you don't quit trying!
    2970 days ago
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