As 2015 quickly approaches I have been doing some serious thinking about what I want accomplish this coming year. Being a noob (bike ownership less than a month) this is my first opportunity to set some goals for an upcoming year. I personally like to stick to the SMART acronym for setting goals as it has worked for me throughout my life.
For those that don't know; SMART means:
S - specific
M - measurable
A - attainable
R - realistic
T - timely
Using the S and the M - obviously a number of kilometers/miles is the best way to go.
The T is easily covered because we are looking at the 2015 calendar year.
So that leaves the A and the R - what is attainable and realistic yet will stretch me to work at reaching the goal? Tough call, so I am going to set 2 goals - 1 I think that will take a bit of work but is definitely attainable and then one that is a serious stretch goal.
So with all that in mind I thought I would start a thread to give us all a chance to set some goals. Hopefully we can keep this thread going with encouragement for each other. It is likely that some who start will not reach their goals but that is ok. We can keep each other moving forward and celebrate when goals are reached.
My goals for 2015:
1st Goal - 2500 km. (basically 50 km a day - thinking 10 km per day 5 days a week).
2nd Goal - 5000 km. (simply double the basic goal - thinking 10km per weekday and 50 km on weekends).
I hope I reach my goals - but more than that, I dream of blowing these up so that halfway through the year I have to set some new goals for the remainder of 2015.