5K!!!! When the running clinic started this was the goal and each week, every single lady strived towards this goal. You did it! The rest of your week has probably been a breeze after your awesome run Monday night. We are so very proud of you!
GOALS. They keep us motivated and give us a sense of accomplishment that builds confidence and character. I hope the goals that you set for yourself for this clinic have been met and you are excited to move forward and tackle more challenges. Begin thinking about the fall and setting your sites on your next goal. What should a goal look like? Use this fun acronym (because I LOVE acronyms!!!!) to find your goals:
S- Be Specific.
Your goal should answer specific questions for you like who, what, and when. Specific goals will keep you focused on what it is you want to accomplish.
M- Make it Measurable.
Having specific markers to meet will keep you motivated and encouraged. Hitting those targets will keep you pushing on to that next level and leave you feeling satisfied.
A- Keep it Attainable.
Not all runners are the same. That is what makes us so awesome! Make sure your goal matches who you are and works within your abilities and parameters. Not sure what is attainable for you? Talk to a run coach (Yay! Me!) or a good friend who can give you an honest evaluation of where your current abilities are.
R- Make it Relevant.
A goal that is important to you may not be as significant to another runner. Each individuals goals should bring them a personal sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. Make your goals RELEVANT to who you are and don’t worry about what other runners think about it. A runner who truly has a passion for the sport is going to encourage you in your goal no matter how different it may look from theirs.
T- Keep it Timely.
Deadlines are very important! Setting goals that don’t have a completion date can push us into a rut and leave us spinning our wheels. Goal races are significant motivators to meeting your goals. If races aren’t your thing, you can still circle dates on the calendar and write down your specific markers. Involve a friend or partner to keep you accountable!!
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Here is a great one to treat yourself to this hot weekend! Enjoy! Oh, and the peanut butter (make it natural!!) is great for muscle refueling. :) Follow this link:
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Milkshake
We are 5K runners!! Woo Hoo!!! You did great Monday night and made me super proud! By this point, you have run at least one, if not two, 2K runs. They most likely felt like a breeze compared to your accomplishment earlier this week. That is what they are supposed to feel like!! Remember, these are recovery runs and serve a SPECIFIC purpose. Stay on schedule! You are currently running for 5 minutes and walking for 1. Remember to PACE yourself as this new timing might feel challenging! You should be running at a pace comfortable for conversation. A runner’s stitch means you need to look at your pace and your breathing. Assess those things and then move forward. You can do this!!!!!
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