Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thoughts for Thursday: Goals

I've never really been a goal setter. I've been a "if it gets done, it gets done" kind of person. Well maybe I'm not hard on myself if I don't make my goals, that may be a better way of putting it. But lately I've been thinking about getting back into running. I really liked to run in high school. Not in the i run track, I want to be faster than you, but in liking to run long periods of time and thinking. I'm on a quest to lose weight in which this can only help. I was talking to my brother, who is super athletic and crazy enough to do the Tough Guy thing in England. Next year he want to try and win the thing. I had heard that he was thinking about running a marathon, which I had been kicking around as a goal in the future. I asked him about it and said that I was thinking about it too, but it would have to be next year, there is no way I'd get enough miles built up by then. He said he wasn't sure he wanted to run the whole thing either, as running isn't his favorite thing, and was thinking of doing a relay. I put myself out there and said I'd be interested in that. He wants to get a competitive 5 miles and I can probably be able to run 5 with out dying before Aug. So now I have this goal to be able to run 5 miles by Aug. What have I talked myself into? I don't even have a jogging stroller yet, though when I was talking about it with my dad he said he'd pitch in for my birthday present. So now I'm really out there.
My question for you is are you a goal setter and reacher? If so what do you do to make yourself get it done, do you put yourself out there, set up a reward? Or are you a I'd like to do that and if you do it, fine, if not, oh well?

6 comments:

Stacy said...

I too am a go with the flow'er. I wish I was more of a go getter...my butt probably wouldnt be as big as it is if I was lol.

Apryl said...

I make all sorts of plans and goals...I just don't have the follow through..lol.

Good luck with your running! I wish that were something I could enjoy doing.

April said...

I'm a goal setter and, especially, when it comes to my education. I get mad at myself if I don't push myself and make my goals.

jenny said...

usually if i set a goal, i want to accomplish it. like i've set my goal this year to lose weight and i'm bound and determined to make it happen! i don't think i could stand to leave something out on the table without trying to accomplish it - it would bug me!

good luck getting back into running! :)

Anonymous said...

One of the best ways to see your goals achieved is to make a declaration that you are going to do it --- say that to many people -- put yourself out there, like you are.... you can do it!!! I think you have grown tremendously in being much more determined to go after what you want and you have been successful in that. You can do it. I'll pitch in to help with the stroller also! I'd maybe even try to run with you guys -- but I probably wouldn't be fast enough if you want a competitive team! I'll watch you finish instead and receive the awards for first place at the awards ceremony at Riccelli Park!!! GO FOR IT!!! You'll make it -- I know you will. conniecl

Zoe said...

i tend to be a go with the flow kind of girl. but if i have something i really want i set a goal, make myself accountable and give myself a great reward!