I think living life by achieving goal makes one more successful. Setting goals for yourself and getting there is more meaningful and leads to success more often than anything else I’ve found. It took me awhile to realize this, but once I did I began setting goals for myself and watching myself attain those goals. Having a goal and achieving a goal leads to happiness. At least, it does for me. There is nothing better than crossing a finish line and knowing you achieved what you set out to do.
I had a great week last week. I edited and revised Little Birdhouses. I wrote. I cleaned my bathroom. These were all goals on my list. And last but not least, I ran my first 5K in about two years. My goal was to do it in 32 minutes. I didn’t quite get there, but I got close. My official time was 32:47.
Here are my splits:
You can tell I started out too fast and couldn’t maintain my pace. So on my next 5K in March, I’m going to set Runkeeper for a 10 minute pace and see if I can maintain that. But when you’re in a race, your adrenaline tends to get the best of you! I’m still training for the half-marathon with my sisters, but I’m scared I won’t be able to run 13.1 miles. We will see. It’s a goal, that’s for sure, and since I love to achieve goals I will probably end up doing it.
What are your goals for this week, month, or year?
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