If you know Laura Ganem, you know she is one of the fittest women in Tucson. She also has more energy than most women I know. She’s always moving her body or tapping her feet as if to say “Come on, let’s do this thing!” She’s clearly enthusiastic and motivated. But as she writes in today’s post, sometimes that energy needs to be focused. Laura shares her thoughts about the connection between goal setting and accomplishments.
Recently our group of Charly’s CrossFit Angels got together to plan out some training for the rest of the year. While we were sitting there on Niki’s couch, I realized that Holly had reached a place of peace and contentment that rests in the hearts and souls of people who accomplish something truly magnificent. Holly recently finished – and won – her first 100 mile running race.
I know that people who do amazing things have a goal and a plan to get there. The Massai warrior, who can run down a gazelle, has a clear goal and a clear plan. My sister, who wins just about every race she enters, has a goal and a plan. And our CrossFit Angel Holly, who ran 100 miles and won, had a goal and a plan.
As for me, I struggle with goal setting and planning, and I think this is why I have hit a plateau recently.
I’ve been very distracted. Last October I got excited about competing in triathlons. I spent a month training in the pool and then I decided to train for CrossFit competitions. I still swim occasionally, but I moved on to spend hours every week doing CrossFit and bootcamp classes. Then I started doing two workouts a day, twice a week, along with runs and swims. But I was getting burnt out. So then I moved on to do more strength training. Recently a new endurance program has come to my attention…
…see how easily distracted I am?
A smart trainer once told me “workouts should be varied not random.” There is big difference between varied and random.
As we all look ahead to the next few months of training, I know I will find my balance and make a plan that works for me. I know I can overcome my ADD tendencies, and find my own “amazing accomplishment.”
One of these days, I too will feel that sense of peace and harmony I witnessed in Holly Justice.
Click here to read about our goal of competing in the 2013 CrossFit Games.