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Running Motivation #2–Goal Checklist


Note: This post is the second of ten that will delve into getting and staying motivated to run stronger. Read post #1 here.

I am a strong believer in the importance of running goals. Without running goals, I am sure that I would never have progressed as a runner.

Putting a goal out in front of you will propel you forward. Runners want to move forward.

With this in mind, a goal checklist is a simple motivator to help you push yourself to progress and get stronger.

Follow these simple steps:

  1. Write down at least 20 goals that will get you stronger as a runner. Don’t cheat yourself, write 20. Write down huge goals along with small ones.(running 2 days a week, running 100 miles.)
  2. Once you have 20 goals, list them in order of importance, and then list them easiest to hardest.

You should end up with 3 columns of 20 goals.

Original 20.     Order of importance.       Easiest to Hardest.

Take this sheet and hang it somewhere that you will see it each and every day, possibly on your bedroom door.

As you meet your goals, scratch them off the list.


What are some of your biggest running goals?



Other posts on running goals:

Your Running Goals

My Running Goals

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