Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Goal

Ok gang, you've all had enough time to get motivated and hopefully start thinking about some challenging and interesting event that you'd like to undertake. This is where you draw that line in the sand and come up with a goal. Not an unrealistic goal like looking like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. Sorry guys, that ain't happening for any of us. Or the same old goal of losing weight and getting in shape. Set a fun goal, like a race, strength contest or charity event, and work systematically towards achieving it. I tell people not to focus on weight loss, but to let it become a by-product of your training. That way you're not constantly obsessed with food, not eating and the good ole scales. For instance, I have a group of ladies training for a Jan. marathon. They're all getting in shape, having fun together and losing weight. Weight loss is the by-product of their training. You don't have to choose a marathon. Your goal can be a 5k, 10k, Cancer March, Triathlon, Muddy Buddy, Strongman, Highland Game, Bodybuilding show or Ultramarathon. You pick it! Make it fun, adventuresome and exciting. Gather some family and friends to join ya. That's the best part. For instance, here are some very cool events that me and some friends are doing in 2007;
-the Death Valley Marathon, http://www.envirosports.com/events/displayevent.php?eventid=1673
-Arizona's Strongest Man competition, http://www.nastrongmaninc.com/pdf/entries/20070120az.pdf
-La Ruta de los Conquistadores, http://www.adventurerace.com/eng/about-race.htm
-North American Wife Carrying championship, http://www.sundayriver.com/summer/wifecarry.html Come join the fun. Life's too short. Work Hard and Play Harder!

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