Goal Crushers! (YEG)

This summer has been full of goal crushing achievements for the tribe. Everything from completing first marathons to dropping verbals for an entire month to holidaying in Alberta and BC and hitting up every NP city in each of those provinces to PBing a 10K…and for some of your this morning, devouring the Old96er! Many also accomplished incredible things they didn’t even dream of setting a goal for – going for a 16km weekend runs, hitting the upper bowl in under 30 minutes, hugging sweaty strangers at 6:30AM, or becoming one of those people who wakes up before the sun to workout!

While not every goal set was crushed in it fullest, the work put into preparing to take on the challenge is something to be celebrated. The dedication to the training and the perseverance to continue on the hardest of days is an accomplishment. In my first classroom I had a banner at the front of the room that read, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” It takes courage to set a goal that feels like it is almost unachievable, you might not get it on the first try, it might take 2 or 3, maybe it is one that you inch towards race after race, workout after workout. That grit, determination, tenacity, and stubbornness are to be applauded and admired.

As the sun begins to sleep in and the morning temperatures drop to single digits, this is a good time to reflect on your goals and perhaps set some new ones. Aim for something big – however you want to define that…maybe you want to earn your -30 badge, not miss a workout unless you’re out of town, win the #raceday Abe hat or tshirt, complete 3 Walterdale hill repeats before Jen calls time and turns you around, or register for your first race. The possibilities are endless. Know that whatever you set out to achieve, the tribe is here to support you! You are all stars!


  • Friday 6AM – Walterdale Hill

FYI: #justshowup 

  • Monday, September 5 – Sunrise 6K
    • Maybe this is a chance to set a new goal – get a PB from the last Sunrise 6K or set a baseline to race next time.

Until next time…SMILE! J

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