I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I won the lottery and will be running my first ever Peachtree Road Race this year. I’ve also talked about goal making and how I’m working on making smarter goals. I’m a huge fan of Michael Hyatt’s blog. His personal mission statement is “I help people live and lead on purpose” two things I definitely need help with. Things in our lives don’t happen by accident and rarely do things happen by chance. Success comes to those who prepare. I know that, I’ve seen it in action. So, I personally want to make sure what I’m doing will intentionally set me up to achieve my goals. With that being said, on to my Peachtree Road Race goals.
I told myself that I wanted to run the Peachtree Road Race at a time not based on my last 3 races. Those races would be ING Miami Half Marathon, Sweetwater 420 5k and The Dirty Girl Mud Run. Here is my last half marathon time:
Somewhere in that race, before mile 6 or so I stopped to use the bathroom with a long line. So that messed with my time I had on my Garmin and I stopped it. So the time I had was less than 2:29. Well anyway, there are a few things that I need to do before the Peachtree. A realistic goal time to finish the race based on my times for ING, Sweetwater, and the Dirty Girl is 50-55 minutes. That’s if I work very hard and push myself to train. My original goal was 45 minutes, but realistically looking at the numbers I don’t think that will happen. I crossed the 10k mark at around 50 minutes for the ING, and you can’t really factor in adrenaline so maybe it’s possible…but I will have to check my times throughout the next few weeks training. I never thought I’d become that blogger who obsessed over this, however, after a few races I noticed the competitive fire within was blazing aflame even more. (sounds kind of cheesy doesn’t it?)
Well, off to make this goal a reality. Happy Monday, and have a wonderful week