The response to yesterday’s post on my achieving the 1000 mile goal was that some
thought I was crazy were overwhelmed by the idea of running 1000 miles. As in all goals that a person attempts to achieve, break down the hopeless MAJOR undertaking into small parts or baby steps. If one were to train for a half or a full marathon they should might look at a Hal Higdon training program that breaks down the training week by week so that the thought of running 13.1 or 26.2 doesn’t scare the shit out of them seem so daunting. I never think about the “end game”, only what I have to run to get thru this week. And let me just say that anything over 16 miles makes me wanna cry like a baby, I CAN’T think about 26.2 or I’ll never get out the door to hit the start line.
When I considered the 1000 miles as a goal, I broke it down into small pieces. 1) Run 19.2 miles a week or 2) Squeeze in 83.3 miles per month. This makes it much more manageable and very doable on those terms. 1000 miles does sound CRAZY
and the 2000 that Frogger is running is certifiably insane but if you take it down a notch, look at what needs to happen for just today, or just this week, then you will be able to manage anything.
Remember, baby steps will carry you through any process from inception to completion. You CAN do it!
Amanda – TooTallFritz