Monday, March 18, 2013

Goal Setting For a Former Athlete

It has been a long time since I have sat down and set some goals.

I am a very goal oriented person and I like to have a target.  The last two years have felt a bit aimless with the vague goal of wanting to get a better body and be 'more gay' (whatever that means?).  Through all the years I have competed I have had very specific goals from long term (run sub 31) to short term (2:12 for the last 800 in the set of 5).  I am very good at achieving my goals and now it is time to evaluate my current status and where I see myself in the next few months and years.

I know I have one big goal and that is Ironman Canada.  The question I have is how do I get there?

In less than two weeks I am going to Thailand and then it will be time to stop my aimless time away from endurance and set some short term goals to accomplish my long term goal of completing Ironman (I cannot do anything half-assed so I will be training hard to be in the best possible shape when I finally hit that start line).  I am nervous thinking of the work that lies ahead but I think the reward and the tattoo will be well worth the effort.

I have had a few false starts on this goal but I need to start training soon before I forget how to swim, bike and run.  A couple weeks of fun in the sun then a nice summer of laying some ground work for hard training.

I am dreaming of Hawaii which means a lot of work!

Happy Training!