By Beth Jensen
Moms on the Run franchise owner and head coach
There’s nothing like crossing a finish line and realizing you’ve reached -- or even crushed -- a goal you’ve been working toward; it’s amazing!
But what happens when you don’t meet your goals? Injuries, race conditions, race course and various life challenges can all get in the way, resulting in the failure to reach a goal. How do you go on? What are the next steps? How do you deal with the successes of others when you didn’t quite achieve your goal?
Yes, I’ve failed to meet my running goals. More than once. And this is my five-step plan for dealing with it:
And remember, the things you have to fight the hardest for in life will result in the sweetest victories!
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Beth Jensen is a franchise owner and head coach with two Moms on the Run locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, White Bear Lake and Shoreview. A former NCAA Division I cross country student-athlete, she spent six years in the U.S. Air Force and has completed 17 marathons, including two Boston Marathons. She resides in Vadnais Heights, MN, with her husband and four children.