Give Me A Reason
How do you know if you’ve succeeded if you never had a goal? Working out and staying fit is great for your health’s sake, but I feel like I need an alternate purpose to work towards as well. I love being healthy, but that ultimately came as a result from my training for competition in cross country and track. Had I not been so involved in athletics, I don’t know if I would have had the same strict outlook on exercise and nutrition.
Fitness goals are important to keep you constantly motivated. Whether its weight loss, a race, being able to do a pull-up!
My short-term goal: to get into competition shape by outdoor track season. For us, that begins in mid-March. That will be approximately 3 months after my next surgery, and I have my heart and head set on a 10k PR by May. That’s a big goal, which makes every little effort count. From fueling up right, to getting enough sleep, to building muscle strength, coordination, flexibility and endurance. The rush of setting a personal record will be totally worth it. :)
Long-term goal: to become a marathoner. I’ve always known I was going to run marathons post-college. That’s the next step for a distance runner! I’ve done half-marathons, and I’ve done 16-mile runs. But never have I attempted the 26.2 mile challenge. I see myself training for at least one marathon a year…how I plan on doing that with a full-time job, I don’t know. But where there’s a will there’s a way!
Working towards something, knowing that every work out is getting you closer towards your ultimate goal, gives those early morning gym sessions or plank workouts a purpose!
So what are you working towards?
Posted on September 18, 2012, in College, Fitness, Healthy Habits, Real Life Stuff and tagged Cross Country, endurance, exercise, fitness, goals, health, running, Track. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.