Tuesday, January 6, 2015

There are far, far better things ahead......

I saw this quote at my kid's school today and it really spoke to me. Ever since I started this journey I have set goals for myself. They started out as simple as being able to run one mile without stopping. As my fitness grew, so did my goals. The first year it was to complete my first sprint triathlon which I did in September 2012. The second year it was to run a 10K. I actually ended up running a 10K, 11K, and 12K in 2013. Last year it was to complete an olympic distance triathlon and a half marathon. I met those goals by doing four olympic triathlons and two half marathons. This year my goals are to complete a half distance triathlon. In case you are unfamiliar with triathlons, a half distance is comprised of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run. I know that I can do each of those disciplines individually but I'm nervous about putting them all together. To be more specific, doing the half marathon at the end of the swim and bike portion. After each year, I look back at my accomplishments and feel pride. Knowing that I have future goals gives me something to look forward to and prepare for. This quote reminds me that what I'm going to complete this year is even better than what I have already done. What are your goals for 2015? Are they going to be better than the one's you've left behind?

1 comment:

  1. My goals are to crush my enemies, see them driven before me and hear the lamentations of their women.