I don't usually set goals, especially time based ones, but here goes! I decided that I will run 100 km in the month before my birthday, May 24 to June 24. I know some crazy runner folks knock that out every week without breaking a sweat, but since I only run three times a week max and I'm not that good, this should be a real challenge. Also, since I took today off, I'm already behind.
I'll be keeping track of my runs using Map My Run's app on my phone, so everything should be tracked pretty well and I won't be able to cheat. Not that I would. This goal of course is dependent on my not getting injured or really ill in the next four weeks. I'm obviously not that hard core.
You, dear Internet, don't have to do anything. I'm just putting this out there as a little motivation. But, if you want to try to set a goal, running or otherwise for the next four weeks, we can try together! (Let me know if you do!) Luckily, I happen to be in one of the "top cities for runners", so I won't be alone on the trail.
If you do make a goal, remember to make it "SMART" - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. You'll have a much better chance of succeeding if you make your goals that way, and if you don't make it for some reason, you will more easily be able to determine why.