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Friday, October 26, 2012

This week a friend posted on Facebook about some of her Crossfit goals. She had told a trainer (is that proper Crossfit lingo? I'm sure they made up their own word for trainer!) Anyway, she whined that she didn't want to write down her goals because then she'd actually have to work on them. ha!! Isn't that the truth?! It can be scary or intimidating or just plain work.

I have been much more successful when I have a specific, measurable, attainable and realistic goal set. (SMART goals Optimist 1948!!)

I noticed something awesome this morning when I entered my mileage. Yearly mileage is 910.
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That is all from running. I don't track walks. Not that there's anything wrong with that! Just for me, I wanted to see only running miles.

Now here's the extra fun part. This is what I wrote last December:

"It's hard for me to write down some number goals for 2012. I'm still a running beginner. I don't know what my weekly mileage will be. Right now it's 15-20 miles a week. That will go up gradually with official marathon training beginning in Feb. But there will also be weeks that I go below.
15 miles a week = 780 a year
20 miles a week = 1040 a year
average those to get 910. That sounds reasonable. Or do I shoot for the beautiful 1,000 number?"

I did it! Today is 910 exactly. I love that it worked out that way and that I happened to notice. I think the last time I looked it was around 830.
I should get to 1000 by the end of the year. woooooo weeeeee! What a pretty number!

Write down a goal. Right now! And then when you achieve your goal: CELEBRATE!

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    Awesome! emoticon So inspiring!
    1999 days ago
    Lets celebrate YOUR goal! That is some mega mileage girlie. And how fluky for you to realize you are at exactly goal mileage. You will definitely hit 1000miles. What an awesome goal to hit-congrats times 1000!

    If you don't wear a garmin, how do you track your mileage? Just wondering cause that is the only way I know my distances.

    Thanks so much for encouraging to write something down. I'm gonna do that. Its gonna be a short term one but one that's so doable.

    WOOHOO-party for Maura
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    1999 days ago
    That is so great! Way to go!
    1999 days ago
    Great job! I'm sure you'll reach your goal by the end of the year! And 1000 only-running miles is a big number!
    Thank you for the goal-setting inspiration. I really needed it today!
    1999 days ago
    WooHoo!!!!! Amazing job!!!!
    2000 days ago
    Wow, that's a lot of miles. Great job!
    2000 days ago
    Goal setting is soooo scary! But it's also inspiring.... Thank You for sharing.... It's something I'm gonna work on! emoticon patty
    2001 days ago
    That's great!! Awesome job setting and meeting your goals. I will have to follow and do the same. I need to redo some goals since I've been taking a break from running. Have to rethink my goals...

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    2001 days ago
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