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?