I’m a huge believer in the power of writing down goals to increase the chances of making them happen. It’s my way of telling the universe (and myself) ‘Hey! I reallly want to do this!’
One of my big goals is to run a half marathon! There are so many reasons I need/must/HAVE to do this:
- To become a better runner – I’d describe my current running level as…hmmm how to put this…well….. below average! I’m the kind of runner who can run a little but will soon be bright red out of breath and desperate to stop!
- To be challenged – I’m such a beginner runner at the moment so running a half marathon would be a massive achievement for me. It will be great to work towards a goal and improve week on week.
- It’s on my bucket list to run the London Marathon (26.2 miles!) one day but to achieve this I need to test and challenge myself with a half marathon first.
- I need a personal focus – not work related or to do with other people. A goal that’s focused on me improving myself.
- To get in better shape – This goal will motivate me to go to the gym more and as a result, my fitness will improve and my body! Major plus!
When I realised how much I want to take this challenge on I started to look into how I’m going to achieve what for me is a mammoth task. The first thing to figure out was when am I going to do this? Well, it just so happens that every year there’s a half marathon in my city. It next takes place in March 2018. Although that’s 10 months away it feels like a realistic goal because I know it will take a lot of hard work and training for me to run 13.1 miles!
The next part of the plan is to get training! Has anyone run a half marathon before or know any good running training tips? I’d love to hear in the comments!