Choosing A Goal That Will Ensure Success

If this is the first official walking or running event that you’ve ever signed up for, make your goal to finish the distance.  One of the biggest mistakes people make is setting a time goal from the very start.   Regardless of the amount of time that it takes you to finish the walk, 5K or 10K course, you have a wonderful opportunity to have an amazingly satisfying experience.  When someone sets a time goal and misses it, even by a few seconds, it can make something that is a great accomplishment feel like less.

Another common goal that people make is to “not walk”.   It’s perfectly okay to walk and often a great way to reserve enough energy to make it to the finish line. Almost all first-time marathoners (and many seasoned) walk and it’s not considered cheating.   By not creating that goal you can allow yourself to walk with your head high because you are still moving towards that finish line and about to achieve something that most people don’t try. 

So let’s make our goal to get to the FINISH line – regardless of how fast we go or how we get there…. Let’s get there together and raise as much as we can for STEPS TOGETHER!