Ice Breaker – One-Week Look Ahead

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

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I work in the construction industry.  When I was a project manager several years ago, I had the responsibility of creating a two-week look ahead.  This was a snap shot of what my team planned to accomplish over the next two weeks.  This gave us the opportunity to coordinate our efforts with the construction manager, the building owner, and the other trades.  It is a helpful tool for planning ahead.  “If you fail to plan, you should plan to fail.”  Today’s question is designed to help you succeed in the week ahead.

Question:  What is one thing you plan or hope to accomplish in the next week?

My Answer:  I plan to run 35 miles next week.  Running is part of my daily routine.  I have learned that having running targets keeps me focused.  After I finished a ten-mile run up at the gym last week, a trainer asked me if I was training for a race.  I told her I was training for life.  I run 30 miles per week to keep me in shape and to counteract my love for food.  It’s been a while since I hit 35 miles in a week, so this will be a great accomplishment toward my year-end goal of running 1500 miles and toward my life-time goal of staying in shape.  As for my next race, we’ll see….

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