Goal Creep….

January 21, 2016

 

Goal Creep….

 

Have you guys ever had this? 

 

A year ago today I couldn’t even imagine getting to the start line let alone finishing the Marathon des Sables! Now twelve months later a lot has happened. I feel like I’m physically better, I do feel strong, fit and healthy but a very small part of me is still a little concerned that I may not be back up to my best. So hold something back and don’t go full out.

 

So I’m trying very hard to listen to my body and not over do it. I’m sticking to my training plan, no more and no less. Just doing exactly what it says and drinking lots of water and trying to make the right choices when it comes to food - easier said than done in Melbourne! The food in Melbourne is just outstanding! I haven’t had a bad meal yet!

 

I wrote on here about a week ago an update on my MDS goal and all I wanted to do was to get to the start line; fit, strong, healthy and happy and not depleted in anyway. I wanted to complete the race but not compete. 

 

Now I’m running in the heat, and my training’s going pretty well. I’m starting to think what could I do? 

 

Could I race it? 

 

Could I do more than just finish it! 

 

Could I win it!!! 

 

My thoughts do drift into these places and this is where goal creep comes in!

 

Its really easy to start imagining what you could do and what you could achieve.

 

This for me is very dangerous territory, as I want to do my best and I want to do well. But I know I also need to be realistic, and realise what I can do and what I can’t. So this is a reminder for me to stick to my original goal. Get to the MDS, healthy, happy, strong, fit and not depleted in anyway and to enjoy the experience and to embrace it and have fun!! 

 

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