I like longer term, bigger goals and bigger rewards, such as clothes, a trip, etc. When I finish the 10k race I'm running in Sept, I'm getting some new surfer tshirts and board shorts. When I do the 1/2 M in December I'm getting a bluray player and some disks.
I think big goals deserve bigger rewards. But I love the idea of shorter term rewards, too.
I write my goals down and look at them periodically, too.
Goal setting has worked for me and I'm going to continue to do it.
Whatever your past has been, your future is spotless!
I guess everyone's tastes are different. I reward myself after my long run by tracking the calories I burn on that run and then eating half of those calories in addition to my daily allotment of calories. No specific food.
Team Members, how do you reward yourself after a hard run, a long run or a race or if you meet a goal without losing control? For example, for me, if in one week I run at least 35 miles and on one of those days I run at least 10 miles, we go to Island Burgers and I order a huge hamburger with avocado at the bottom bun and a heaping teaspoon of peanut butter on the patty. Of course, it has lettuce, tomatoes and onions on it. I share this hamburger with my daughter who runs cross country for the USA Track and Field Association. I order onion rings and eat 1/3 of the order and give the rest to my husband. My daughter orders french fries and eats 1/3 and gives the rest to my husband. Good thing he is an active duty Marine and can burn all of this up. I am upping my mileage every two to three weeks. Starting this week, my long run will be 1/2 marathon and my daily run will be no less than 7 miles unless I am doing speed work. HOW DO YOU REWARD YOURSELF WITHOUT LOSING CONTROL?
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