Here’s a life hack to help you reach your goals. It’s called a check-in.
It can be weekly, every 2 weeks or even once a month. And all the check-in involves is re-establishing your goals and identifying what you need to do to stay on track. Because I’ll tell you, it’s so easy to let life get in the way. A check-in can take as little as 5 minutes.
Here’s how it works.
My goal is to run 25-30 miles a week.
Every Sunday I grab my calendar and a pencil and determine what my week should look like.
- Am I feeling strong? Can I add miles to a day?
- Have I been tired? Should I cut a few miles off?
- Am I training for something and need to add hills or speed?
Then I jot down my mileage for each of my run days and total it up to make sure I’m within my goal. Some weeks are closer to 30 and some I drop down. It’s a simple yet very effective way to make sure I’m on track with my running.
Giving yourself time to check in will make sure you are doing the things you need to reach your goals, whatever they are.
Now go run!