I’ve been feeling a bit lost the past month.
I’m wildly goal oriented when it comes to running. If Mike tells me to foam roll ten times a day to heal an injury, I foam roll ten times a day. If there’s a strength exercise I need to do to prevent an injury I’ll do it every single day when I’m chasing down a goal.
I’m not afraid of a little hard work.
However, without a specific goal to work towards I kinda didn’t know what to do with myself.
I finally figured out some goals this week. Just putting them in writing perks up the part of my brain that’s fueled by determination.
Here’s what I’m working towards:
#1) Be able to run at 85% of my body weight on the Alter G. This means not doing anything (including spinning or walking too much) that will interfere with getting there.
Cloud Running on the Alter G
#2) Return to foam rolling daily. It turns out that just because I’m not running doesn’t mean I can stop foam rolling. My quads are tighter now than the were during the peak of training and my knees feel it.
#3) Be able to do 30 push-ups in a row with good form. Gosh, in some ways this is an embarrassing goal as I feel like I should be able to do this many, but truth of the matter is push-ups took a back seat to foam rolling, running, and working on my glutes this past year.
#4) Improve my diet. I went from running 40-ish miles a week to running zero (I’ll let you do the calorie burning math for that one). Not only can I not run, but I can’t really do any cardio right now. That being said I’m being diligent with my diet and giving up the extra glasses of wine and chocolate.
What about you? Do you function better when working towards a goal or do find that you’re just as motivated without a specific target in mind?