The game planning and setting of intentions for any goal is STEP 1 for crushing any goal. Yes, some exceptional person could just wake up and run a half marathon or decide to start CrossFit. But some of us have to actually game plan.
Today I woke up and ran 10 miles. But the foundation building started when my friend told me she ran 10 miles in a session every quarter. Ok. So that planted the seed. I had a 10k run since that point, then a 7 mile run on Thanksgiving. I knew that I could do it, I just needed to carve out the time.
So last night, I let the kiddos stay up late. My daughter is the one that is apt to throw a monkey wrench into things, so her sleeping in is key. Then I made sure to set out all my clothes, shoes, water, headphones, and keys. Being organized and knowing where all your stuff is helps you get out the house quicker. I also chose the run sessions I’d use. I use the Peloton app for all my runs. I knew that I’d need 2-1 hour sessions to finish 10 miles. And once I had all that done, I went to bed.
Waking up, getting dressed, and hitting the pavement didn’t require any thought bc I set everything up the night before. All that I had to do was execute!
The first half of my run I was able to sustain about 11 min miles. The second half of my run was considerably slower, but I finished. So I feel good.