Thursday, February 17, 2011
Posted by Alexis
About two weeks ago I decided to start training with my friend Rachel for a half marathon. I got a nice little cold so my first week of training was killed, but this week I've been following a regular training schedule. Boy, is it work. I've been a casual runner on and off for the last three years. Sometimes I would get really into it and go regularly, but more often than not I wasn't running. So this is an excellent challenge for me.
I've realized I need goals in my life to really achieve anything. I get all sorts of ideas about exercising more, crafting more, writing more, reading more, keeping up on my homework, etc. But simply wanting it isn't good enough for me. I must have something to work towards. A schedule. Something to keep me disciplined. Otherwise I just end up with half finished projects, a half messy house, and half-read books (of which I currently have five on my bookshelf).
I would love to hear some of your ideas for keeping yourself goal-oriented!