Friday, August 16, 2013

Accomplishing Your Running Goals

Enjoy your running and accomplish your goals!

A busy life we live in...

We live busy lives and this can rob us from things we love to do and make it very difficult to accomplish wanted goals.

Goals can fall away from our life because they seem too time consuming and trigger a feeling that it's  too hard.

Here are a few tips that will help you accomplish your running goals or any goal!
  • Focus on what you really want. {Example: I want to run a marathon. I want to buy a new house. I want to get a new job. I want to lose weight.}
  • Find clear instructions on how to get to where you want! {Research, research and more research!}
  • Figure out what you are going to need (the ingredients) Just like a recipe!
  • Stay on track and follow where the map is going to take you, by making your schedule so you won't falter.
  • Start at the beginning and do it, following through to the end!
  • And last but not least...BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!!!
This is how you get to the end, because you are going to follow these tips and tailor them towards your goal.
It's just for you!

The # 1 Biggest Sabotage to Your Goal (by: RunningMyspace)

Is Fear, because fear gets in your way!!
  • Fear affects the foundation your goal is sitting on and can sometimes make everything you've worked for, fail!
  • Fear takes you away from having a clear goal.
  • Fear prevents you from scheduling important events that lead up to knowing...How?, When?, Where?, What? and so on... doesn't develop
  • Fear leads to hazy and unclear thoughts because of doubt. Fear has you moving through a fog not even knowing what is your problem. 
  •  The ingredients, the instructions and the map will be non-existent or confusing for you.
  • No goal is achieved!

Make sure you check in with yourself and ask, "Am I afraid?"
If you are... BREATHE, redo your goal and these steps to your goal.
Things won't look so intimidating.

Maybe do a 10K instead??

Get real with yourself and honest.
What do I want and how can I get it?
Be realistic and work on one goal at a time. Eventually you'll be able to work on bigger goals!
The fear of training for a marathon will not be as intense!

This very skill of learning how to go through steps to achieve the goal is so important.
I hope this article helps, especially for those of you who are in a slump.

We all could use this format to apply to anything we really want in life.

If you are starting all over or really want to follow a format by a professional coach, click on the link in the sidebar to get more information about running a 5K.
Let me know if you have questions on how this process works for you!

If you know someone who would benefit from this information, please forward this article.


  1. "Goals can fall away from our life..." Your quote really resonates with me because I feel, as I know so many of us do, the time "crunch". I'm getting better at asking myself "wait a minute, is what you're doing now contributing ANYTHING to your goal(s)"? It helps me move on sometimes...

  2. Wonderful tips! The fear, usually, paralyze us, but we really need to keep going. What works for me is to have a recipe with the steps I have to follow, this way is kind of in the "automatic", you don't need to to a list everyday, just follow the action steps you have done once!

  3. Goal setting exists in all things and I love the examples you gave.

    I'm not a running but a walker. I've walked 2 half marathon, interesting enough I didn't start out with a goal to walk them. I started off with a goal to get out, participate in a group activity that was health.

  4. Excellent advice and tips, Gilly, for running and as you've mentioned, for anything we really want in life! Love this as well: " BREATHE, redo your goal and these steps to your goal.." Sometimes we get off-track...we can also restart though! :)

    1. Yes the breathing part is so important because it centers you and brings insight to your thoughts. :D

  5. Great advice for for following your dreams and reaching your goals. It is not always easy to stay focused and on track. Having steps in place to keep us aligned with our goals is essential.

    1. You bet Meryl, I have to keep myself on track all the time and sometimes get discouraged when I've failed. There's always jumping back on the horse again for me :D Thanks Meryl!

  6. Good to read it again when we have difficulty to reach our goal....:)

    1. Caroline sometimes I go back to my own articles just for help and reminding :)

  7. I think you need to come and run with Abbie. No, Abbie needs to go and run with you! Either way, it's a win-win situation! And while you're running, I'll try to figure out what in the world Norma is telling us about twitter!! haha!!

    1. Ok Tina I'll be over in a bit LOL :D! Twitter is a big learning curve, but I'm confident we'll get it soon! :D

  8. LOL Norma, you are a great leader and I'll follow you any day! This is true some things are very easy, but sometimes the things we want the most are the most difficult! :D

  9. Love your fear list, it is so true that this one word holds us back from freedom and success in many areas of our lives.

  10. Thanks for the great info! I'll be using your schedule for a 5k after having my son! Starting over!

  11. Now that I've had my 3rd and last baby I'll be tapping into your site for sure to get some tips on starting out again. I have many 'running' friends and I'd love to run with them!

  12. I learned a long time ago that I have the perfect personality to be an entrepreneur and to create ideas and get them going. Along with that, however, is a lack of follow through and completion. Its just part of the entrepreneurial personality. Anyway, I learned that all I have to do is "start again" wherever I left off on a project, instead of beating myself up when I don't finish something. It works beautifully.


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