Running and Planning

Running and Planning

January 25, 2022

In his Poughkeepsie Journal column, On the Run, Pete Colaizzo wrote “Runners are planners.” Those
words resonated with me. So much so that I decided to blog about it.
I am a runner and I am a planner. More specifically, I am a Certified Financial Planner and I am planning
to run in the NYC marathon on November 6, 2022.

Planning to run a marathon and long term financial planning have the following in common:

● The starting point is knowing what end result you want to pursue - having a clear goal
● Both require a step by step process
● First step is to assess your current situation
● Figuring out how to get from Point A to Point B
● Create a realistic and manageable plan, otherwise it’s just a dream
● Put together a support team
● Implement the plan

The process in its simplest form is to decide what you want, examine where you are currently, and put a
plan in place that will get you there.
Completing the NYC marathon this year is my personal goal. My professional goal is to help more people
create comprehensive financial plans for their security, quality of life, and financial freedom.
In my next blog I’ll be sharing my training for the marathon so you can join me on this journey.