Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Goals

Runner Susan's post on her ambitions to run a Boston Qualifier struck a nerve with many. You can read the comments about taking small steps to reach a goal, the encouragement and people wondering if they have the desire to reach such achievements. Is it ever enough, will we always want to run faster than our best time and when it doesn't happen will we be disappointed? I ask myself these questions and then I come back to why I run. The answer, for me, is because it feels good. Not always, but often and in many different ways. Sometimes it feels good to be in the "zone" during a run, sometimes it is to finish, sometimes it is the ability to think and enjoy my own special thinking time alone.

On another note ..... WOW!!! ... the auction is so exciting to watch .... it's a feeding frenzy, woohoo!

10 Comments:

Blogger Robert Song said...

Brazil's 2nd rate side will be more than a match for Japan. Brazilian pride would not allow a 3 goal loss.

As for running goals, there comes a time when lifetime PBs are not possible and you have to have some other reason to run. Even if you are still capable of PBs , I don't think they alone would ever be enough to keep you going.

10:56 pm  
Blogger IHateToast said...

i never try to beat a personal best or record. i just try not to set a new personal worst. i think i set pws daily at work.

the only PB i really like is that followed by &J. and before a run, PB with mallowcream and nutella. mmmmm

and no more talk of Brazilians. this is a family site!

11:00 pm  
Blogger psbowe said...

I just love the being out there, to take in the nature.

I wouldn't know what to do if I ever qualified for Boston..i'm not saying that's my goal, but something to ponder depending on how I do on my first ever marathon.

3:40 am  
Blogger Tammy said...

Mmmm... I just had PB&J. It was good :)

10:03 am  
Blogger Tesso said...

For me disappointment comes when I realise you haven't given my best. I've done races where I have achieved my goal time, even gone under it, but been unhappy with how I ran.

And speaking of feeding frenzies its post run pancakes again at Pat's tomorrow - see ya there!

10:08 am  
Blogger E-Speed said...

agreed toast. There is something about running that always makes you want to one up yourself. As driven as I am by PRs I know that even if I were doomed to run 20 minute miles for the rest of my running career I would still be out doing it. I can't live without it!

12:37 pm  
Blogger robtherunner said...

I find myself transitioning from goals that focus on distance to goals that focus on speed. I know that I can run a marathon and I think each marathon I may have a different goal. Some are for fun and some are to try and run a PR, but I like having something to aim for.

12:52 pm  
Blogger Ginger Breadman said...

I like what Elizabeth said. It seems to me I am always looking toward bettering my next goals, but there are many days out there that relaxing and enjoying it are part of the process. I think you have to be adaptable when you have goals too. Life happens. Things change.

3:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it!
1999 oldsmobile bravada photos Used oldsmobile auto part callback ringtones sprint microsoft exchange server training in kansas city Unitrin insurance 1930 oldsmobile parts Weezer vinyl stickers license plate frames auto polish oldsmobile toronado diesel trw oldsmobile forged piston oldsmobile bravada custom juice fasting and vitamin supplements t shirts manual for 1998 oldsmobile achevia radiator land rover window ecu Car covers and hail damage Mitsubishi galant 06 parts incorporate company scotland 1951 oldsmobile part

10:56 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have an outstanding good and well structured site. I enjoyed browsing through it nifty erotic story Big cock free monster movie contact lens spectrum Manifesto perfume national association dental plans Online distance learning degrees Huge harry cocks Pontiac vancouver ntu edu sg registrar issu Strosek body kits kitchens burnley renault gay kissing gay dating

3:25 pm  

Post a Comment

<< Home