Overwhelmed by my Goal

My goal next year is to complete a 70.3 mile triathlon.

I’m currently freaking out quietly!

This is because I haven’t broken it down. I’m thinking about the whole thing, rather than breaking down into manageable chunks. It’s currently too big and not SMART at all.

However for some reason I get overwhelmed whenever I start thinking about it and stop myself from planning it. The furs test I’ve got is looking at how many weeks I have and setting the date to start official full on training in May.

I feel like my own worst enemy right now. I feel like I wasted the last 4 weeks. However I know I was ill and then had all my swimming galas. It’s really this last week I feel I could have got my act together.

But all I can think about is wanting a proper break. I think I’m suffering from a bit of seasonal affective disorder this year. I did last year too, but forced myself through it by being active. I can’t seem to get myself into to gear like last year.

I also know I am comparing myself to other people and what they are doing training wise – the downside of Strava!

So I need to plan to get my plan together. I know where I want to get to for March next year, so I just need to work towards it bit by bit.

Right now that means getting my feet out the door – simple.

Then I can build upon each week. Session by session. I want to enjoy the process. I don’t want it to feel like a chore. If it does I will not want to achieve my goal.

Does anyone else get like this once they have set a goal for themselves?

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