Let’s get real here
I’ve wanted to post about how to set goals for a while. I started Lap the Couch in July last year on another platform and it was completely goal orientated. My goal? To complete a multi-sport event in 2019. You may wonder why I would do that to myself if I have Fibromyalgia. After all the flares as they are called can hit you with no warning. And how do I train for something so demanding when fatigue is a real ball-buster?
The truth is that after years of not doing things I love, giving up and just shutting down I have had enough. In fact, last year I completed my first open water swim. This was before my Fibromyalgia diagnosis. It was physically beyond demanding and I wanted to give up, but I pushed through. I’m really proud of that achievement. I wanted it and I pushed through all the pain and discomfort to get there.
But is it really that easy?
I wanted more than I admit
Truth be told, I wanted to achieve more than just a multi-sport event. I wanted to complete a triathlon. Specifically the Xterra. My hips have been less than cooperative and have not reached the training goals I set myself initially.
But this has provided valuable lessons for me. Here are five realistic and basic steps for setting and achieving your goals.
5 Realistic steps to set goals with Fibromyalgia and chronic pain