Discipline is the key to reaching all goals. In the past, I lacked discipline. I was a starter but not always a finisher. I would start off with too many goals and due to limited discipline I wouldn’t reach them. I would give up and then start some other project. Not any more, running has helped me develop and improve my discipline.
Every time I set a running goal I mark it down and come up with a schedule and a strategy to achieve the goal. As long as the goal is realistic it can be accomplished. Some goals take longer than others. It took me several months before I was able to run 5K in 30 minutes but I stayed focused on the goal and put in the necessary training.
For some reason, I feel running 10K in 60 minutes will be accomplished in fewer months than 5K in 30 minutes. Hopefully I am not being too optimistic.