I use a very simple approach that comes more easily to me each year. My criteria is: does it intrigue me, and I curious enough about it to try it. The second half of that mindset is, who cares if I fail as long as I try. I hear about other athletes doing things through pod casts and looking a Ultrarunning, and Trail runner magazine, and that triggers: Hey, that looks cool. Then I think, I wonder if I can do that (at my age, 54)? then I think. Let’s find out. Its all a scientific experiment. What can I do, what can I accomplish, what is my brain and body capable of. Once you’ve picked something that intrigues you, then work up a training plan. Then the even comes and you either make it or you don’t. Its all fun!!!!
I’ve got three events picked out of 2022 that I posted in the intro section.
But I’ve also got my eye on Dragons Back race in Wales in September 2022. the documentary and the youtube videos were irresistible.
Goal Setting & Adventure Planning
I have been really impressed (and inspired!) reading everyone’s intros. Thought i would start an off-shoot thread to get some of your perspectives on how you 1) come up with / decide on your goals and 2) put them into practice. As someone who explores mountains recreationally (mostly climbing or skiing), I have always been a bit intimidated by the process of identifying and planning something that is more of a reach.
I have decent snow/rock skills and safety knowledge, but when it comes down to it, I think I get scared off from putting these to use. Any of you ever been/currently in a similar situation? Would love to hear what steps you’ve taken to move forward.
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