I'm a bit of a weird person (aren't we all). I don't like to move on to things until I have accomplished the thing before it. Will I one day do a triathlon or marathon? Who knows. It's hard for me to look that far when I still haven't met my goal of a sub 2 hour half.
When I ran my best half marathon many moons ago I didn't even have sub 2 on the brain. I just wanted to run and enjoy it. I ended up doing well, I was pretty proud. I got on facebook when I got home and saw someone who had also run that half 'finally got my sub 2 half marathon!' and I was like damn, I was so close. Since then, it's been on my mind. Since then, I haven't come close. See below.
I'm not mad about it, I'm not complaining. It's all on me. The thing is, I know I can do it. I just need to actually train for it. I've never been good at sticking to training plans. I don't know if it's because I basically create them myself or if I just don't want to train. Either way, I finally admitted to myself that I would never reach my goal if I didn't train properly. Was this goal important enough for me to actually take it seriously?
So I created another training plan, even though I have ages and most people don't start training this far out, I knew it was what I needed. I needed to start small, but still working towards that end goal. So the month of July has been my starting small month. Just getting back into a routine, running consistently and enjoying it. You have to realise who you are, what kind of runner / exerciser you are and stop comparing and expecting someone else's results. I enjoy running and I enjoy what I get out of it. But I want more.
I don't really feel like sharing my training plan right now (misleading post title, I'm sure you are very upset), only because it's so loosey goosey that it can hardly be called a training plan. Maybe next month. I just wanted to share this goal yet again in the hopes that I, you know, actually meet it.
And if I do... I shall get myself a 13.1 sticker.
Linking up with Alyssa & Tracy!
There is no point to this goal, my life isn't going to change, it's not going to fix anything that's broken (not that anything is broken) or open doors I couldn't open without achieving this goal. But it's something I want to do, and that's the only reason I need. I am about 13 weeks away from my next 13.1.
Any tips or suggestions (from runners or non runners!) on how to achieve a goal or how to stop being lazy are definitely appreciated.