1.) HAVE FUN - COMPLETE
2.) Improve my Physical Fitness - COMPLETE
Secondary (A) Goals
1.) Finish Ironman WI - COMPLETE
2.) Run my 1st Marathon - COMPLETE
3.) Finish Ironman 70.3 Racine - COMPLETE
Minor (B) Goals:
1.) 8:00m/m Marathon (changed to Boston Qualifier Times 7:10m/m (2011) - missed this by 2min)
2.) Sub - 5hr Ironman 70.3 Racine - COMPLETE
3.) Sub 13hr Ironman (changed to Sub 11hour) - COMPLETE
I can say with an immense amount of enthusiasm; I have accomplished all of my Primary and Secondary goals this year. Yesterday morning, I was able to sit down over breakfast and review the season with my coach, Carla Hastert of Training Bible Coaching. We discussed the success I had, some misteps and challenges that we overcame, and started discussing 2013.
I'm a very goal driven person. I'm the donkey chasing that carrot on a string in front of me...I thrive off of that attitude with determination. While discussing the season yesterday - I stumbled upon an anaology that I wanted to share. My season turned into an onion, having multiple layers. As you can see, my minor (B) goals changed during the season - all becoming more aggressive. I was lucky enough to see a drastic amount of improvement this year; with that improvement, I adjusted my goals to contine to chase a goal always at the tip of my fingertips I recommend you constantly analyze what your goals were/are, then set and adjust them as needed. Keep your carrot in front of you!
I've been recovering from Ironman Wisconsin for 6 weeks now. Plantar Fascitis still plagues my left foot so I continue to treat it with Strength Training and Physical Therapy Exercies. I have started to set my Secondary goals for 2013....for now though, I'm sticking with my Primary Goals of having fun and Improving my Physical Fitness. I'm attempting to improve how I eat, while also just enjoying the workouts - with minimal expectations for now other than to HAVE FUN!!!
As you wrap your seasons:
Keep up the Endurance...Keep up the Intensity!