Monday, December 28, 2009
My problem is that I tend to follow this approach to goals:
1. Define the goal.
2. Set a date when I want to have achieved that goal.
3. Go off and do something else, la la la.
4. Realize, with surprise, that it's the deadline date already and I haven't done a damn thing to prepare.
Sometimes I'll vary this theme, e.g. get started toward the goal, then get distracted by a BST and go off on a tangent.
This time, it's different. (Maybe I've learned something. Don't count on it.) By the end of the week, I'm going to run in a 5k. I'm not completely fit enough to run the whole way, but damn it, I'm going for it. It's a great way to start the year, and it's a way to get me prepared for reaching the ultimate goal. God willing, I will run another 5k later on in the year, and run the whole way. Smiling even.
I'm planning ahead for what I want to accomplish next year, exercise-wise, and breaking down the goals into mini-steps so that I'll have more of a chance to accomplish them.
Note: For a much better explanation of this goal-setting problem, see Cranky Fitness.
Exercise du jour: Walking, yoga