Run Around Australia

Time to Achieve Your Goals

So I am off and running again and to achieve your goals, it is time to get serious. First off, it is time to start setting some long term goals.

There is no doubt that my run around Australia challenge is all about running all the way around Australia so that is my main goal. However given that it is a very long term goal, con I come up with something that is a bit closer but still a good stretch? Well after a bit of thinking I have decided to set the next long term sub-goal as completing the east coast.

What this means is that once I make Brisbane the next goal (or Stage 4 of my run) is to run to Townsville before heading west and starting my run along the Northern coast of Australia. Now according to the maps that is 1,357 km or 843 miles which is a good 12 months of running at my current pace. So once I reach Brisbane that would be the next logical step.

That brings me to my 90 Day goals… Well there are basically 2, the first is to reach the New South Wales / Queensland boarder and the second is to finally complete Stage 3 by running into Brisbane.

My short term goals are to complete 3 runs per week travelling a minimum of 18km and slowly build it up to a minimum of 24 km per week. To do this while protecting my body as best as I can so that I can be consistent (being the turtle) rather than flashy (the hare).

If I can do this then it will give me the best chance to not only reach Brisbane but Townsville and more.

So to sum up…

My Goals

Long Term Goals

  • Run around Australia visiting each State and Territory in Australia and every capital city. Current progress is 2 of 6 states (Victoria and South Australia), 1 of 2 Territories (Australian Capital Territory) and 2 of 8 Capital cities (Canberra and Sydney)
  • Complete the East coast of Australia Running from Warragul to Townsville.

90 Day Goals

  • Reach the New South Wales / Queensland boarder.
  • Complete Stage 3 by running into Brisbane

Short Term Goals

  • To complete 3 runs per week travelling a minimum of 18km
  • To build it up to a minimum of 24km over time.

This week 3 runs for a total of 19.8 so by the end of the week

End of Week 241:- 19.8 km / 12.3 miles
Total to Date:-  1,744.3 km / 1083.9 miles

It feels great to be running again,


P.S. So time to ramp it up a bit more, get serious and achieve your goals.

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