A few days ago I wrote about my 2007 personal best running goal to break 7 minutes for the mile.
Alas, I had 2 attempts before 31st December and did not make it. My first time trial on a windy and cold day ended in running 7 minutes and 20 seconds.
(My daughter took this photo while I was warming up.)
The second one was a little better at 7 minutes and 17 seconds.
Of course I was disappointed at not breaking the 7 minute barrier but at least I have improved my personal best by 3 seconds.
And I’m sufficiently motivated to make my 2008 personal best goal a very doable sub-7 minutes.
Even if you have little interest in running, here are some goal setting lessons I learned from my running in 2007:
This post has a touch of public accountability in that I sense a (motivating) pyschological driver to ‘close’ the goal out.
It doesn’t feel like pressure in the sense of a time bound limit with dire consequences for failing.
More like an encouraging warmth from the thoughts of those who may read these words and wish me well; as I do you!