Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Setting Goals

I can't believe Duke City is almost here. It's time to evaluate my goals for the race. After an Injured Runner DNF at Chips-n-Salsa, I can honestly say that my main goal is to be a Happy Finisher. If my knee holds up for 13.1 miles and nothing else goes wrong, I will consider it a resounding success.

Having said that, there will be bonus points added to my happy meter for various finish scenarios, but it's only bonus points.

Inner Rabbit Bonus: Finish with anything under 2:21:36 for a half marathon PR.
Second Chance Bonus: Achieve the goal I set last time and finish under 2:30.
Bunny Chaser Bonus: Anything under 2:36:58 for a course PR

26 comments:

  1. Just five days and counting...

    I'll pray that your knee holds up and the day goes well.

    Good luck!

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  2. Good luck, Lisa!!!

    I hope you have fun and in the process some of your "inner bunnies" can be happy, too :-)

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  3. Wow, it is almost here!

    Those are good goals. I like the happy meters!

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  4. Good luck! Run loose and relaxed and CONFIDENT.

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  5. Good luck! here's to a happy (and pain-free) finish.

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  6. Good luck! here's to a happy finisher... with some extra bunny points (too cute!)

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  7. Setting multiple goals like that is a great thing to do. More than anything, I hope you have fun and enjoy a pain-free race. Good luck!

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  8. I'll be doing another half this weekend too. I have a feeling even with your knee problem you will beat me. Good luck, have fun, and I'll catch up with you at the finish line!

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  9. Good luck. Stay positive, relax, and enjoy every mile.

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  10. Great goals!! We will be thinking of you!

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  11. Good Luck! Great goals!

    MCM Mama

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  12. Best of luck with the bonuses!

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  13. It's coming up sooo soon! Just remember to smile and having a good time, you can NEVER lose if you're smiling and having fun ;-)

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  14. If you'd like a tool for setting your goals, you can use this web application:

    http://www.Gtdagenda.com

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    A mobile version and iCal are available too.

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  15. Good Luck! I am so excited that the "bendy thing" is behaving. (I will be quiet now because I don't want to jinx you)

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  16. Your going to do just fine Lisa!!! No pressure on yourself though!!!

    Good luck chica!!!

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  17. I hope you reach any and all of your goals for this race! I am so impressed with the speeds you are reaching in your workouts! (I was proud that I ran a full mile in 11:30-ish today.)

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  18. Best wishes for a great time.. and a finish!!
    Looking forward to your report.

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  19. Good luck Lisa! Be a happy finisher-sounds like a great goal to me..

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  20. *sending knee healing vibes* :) Good luck yo!

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  21. Wishing you lotsa luck and a pain free run!

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  22. Good luck this weekend.

    Just have fun out there, you will do great.

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  23. Those sound like do'able targets. I hope you feel great and have a fantastic race. Good luck.

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