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.


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?


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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