5/3/11

Being SMART

 

So my goal race is less than a month away and I’m fairly confident that I’ll make it through the 42.2k, but I’m also pretty sure that I’m not going to make my time goal of 4:30.

And that’s ok.

SMART!

Goal setting is all about being SMART and that’s how I plan to race.

This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to run the Sporting Life 10k, a race that I absolutely adore and a rare opportunity to run with Jainey (well, not WITH him, but eating his dust).

This year, my uncle and another family friend even ran the race, so it’s becoming a family affair, much like the Pride Run.

I had a good race time (58:42) but still far off from my PB. Although I ran it at a comfortable pace that was a teeny bit faster than I run most of the time, I KNOW that I won’t be able to sustain it for a full and make my goal time.

And that’s ok.

Re-evaluation is an important part of goal setting. I knew this day would come. Granted, I had hoped that I might be looking at a 4:20 and standing a few pounds lighter, but that’s not in the cards.

So a 4:45 or more it may be.

And that’s ok.

This isn’t about time but seeing a goal through, which I will, and testing my limitations. Yes, I’m disappointed, but the end result, the finish line and a medal, will be mine no matter what.

Did you ever have a goal in mind and then had to change your focus before reaching it? What did you do? How did you cope? What factors affected your decision?

2 comments:

Tricia said...

sometimes the measure of success isn't time.Are there any other goals you can focus on?

marie said...

Uh, I thought I said just finishing. Time is irrelevant to me now.

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