Is everyone training just for the accolade of running 5k?
If so, what happens when you achieve it?
I train martial arts buy have recently added running to my regime. In martial arts, I'm training towards my black belt. In running I'm training towards running 5k in a reasonable time. I'm aiming initially for under 40 minutes. I haven't achieved either of those goals yet. I think both are some way off.
But those aren't really my goals. They are just kind of benchmarks to aim for.
I have 2 real goals. Neither are about running or martial arts.
1. Become and remain fit enough to be a fun dad for my two kids.
2. Be a role model for my kids, to help them to grow up thinking activity is fun and fun is important.
That's it. That simple.