We were recently interviewed by the New York Times for an article on women’s running. The article will be published in the lead up to the 2012 Summer Olympics and will examine women’s participation in running from the ground level up to elite athletes.
We may not be Olympic calibre athletes, but we all have accomplishments for 2011 that we can be proud of. Many of us tend to focus on the times when we fell short of our objective and forget our achievements.
List your top ten accomplishments for 2011. Read them out loud. Recall how you felt at those points in time. Take pride in them.Now list 10 goals for 2012 – both running and non-running. As a runner, perhaps you want to run a personal best at a particular distance? Run injury free? Qualify for Boston? Get faster and fitter regardless of age?
Acknowledging your accomplishments for the past year and setting goals for the New Year is a powerful exercise. It will reconnect you with your past successes, fill you with confidence and help you aim to reach your potential next year.
Wishing everyone all the best in 2012.
© 2011 Savvy Runner Inc.
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