Friday, September 25, 2009

My Running Goals

Happy Friday!  So I'm listening to Sondre Lerche (I saw him/met him last night, woohoo!!!) and I realized that when I first started blogging, I never did delve into my goals.

I started my blog a little while ago, and although it was on my mind constantly and I've told my family, I never did write my goals for running.  I'm here to correct that right now!

So in my first blog I talked about why I wanted to start running...that I wanted to get back into it but more seriously that I ever did before.  Before I started this blog, I told my parents my top goals in my running endeavor.  Here they are:

1.  Train to run 30+ minutes constantly--build my foundation
2.  Train for and race in a 5K
3.  Train for and race in a 10K
4.  Train for and race in a 1/2 marathon.

A fifth and later goal is to eventually run a marathon.  I realize this might take a while, but I believe I can accomplish this goal before I am 30.  Right now I'm 23 years old.  If I work/train hard and accomplish my four goals listed above, I know I will be able to achieve this fifth goal.

I have almost accomplished goal 1.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I have decided to go back in my training schedule because I had such a bad week with training.  If I don't hit anymore obstacles, I will reach my goal by Halloween!  As for my goal number two, I have signed up for the San Diego Mud Run, and the LB Turkey Trot.  The SD Mud Run is less of a race and more of a mud obstacle course (obvi), so I do not count that as my first 5K.  My first 5K will take place ON Turkey Day of this year, and I can't wait!!!  I've signed up and there is no turning back!  It will be here before I know it, and so I have to follow through with all my training (including the getting used to running in the pitch black mornings!)  But it's sooooo worth it.

So I just wanted to clarify my top goals in my running adventures.  I can't wait to accomplish them ALL!!!

Have a fabulous weekend and if anyone is racing, good luck and run happy!



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