Well I’ve been MIA for the last month, which is terrible of me. My poor blog has been neglected. I’ve missed sharing my stores and those of my wonderful clients. 2011 is here! Isn’t that exciting? I love all the possibilities a new year brings. I’ve always been an overachiever when it comes to goals. I write them down and guilt trip myself to finish a 1000 of them (I’m a super dork!). Well, I’m calming down my crazy self down and committing to 5 goals this year (yes, I will still have my 101 in 1001, but that doesn’t count!) I’ll be informing you of all five over the next few weeks.
The first goal is……Run a half marathon. Yes, I’ve had this on my list for years (probably 10 or more!). Life always gets busy and I find myself just realizing I’m a wuss and giving up. My favorite excuse is my laziness. Yes, I want to spend my evenings with a glass of wine, watching modern family and eating pizza. You want to hear the awesome thing about this goal? I’m doing it for ME. That’s right, not just to get a rockin’ bod or brag to people that I’m awesome. I don’t care if I finish the half marathon in 3 hours or 10 hours. I’m crossing that finish line with my hands in the hair and dancing to some cheesy song.
So I have a challenge for you! Yes, you! Who wants to run it with me? You can actually run with me in San Diego on June 5 or at the marathon of your choice. Maybe you want to run a 5k or a full marathon, awesome! This is all about the goal YOU want to accomplish. The great thing is we are going to support each other through the process. I’ll be posting about my good and bad days. I want you to do the same. I’m still super out of shape and walking more than running so don’t be embarrassed about where you are. You can do it!
So if you are interested in being part of my half marathon challenge just:
1) send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the email tell me what marathon you are running and is it a half, full, 5k etc.
Also, who ever signs up will be featured on my blog. I want to have monthly checkups to see how everyone is doing and keep encouraging one another. So have all your details in by February 1st. If you don’t know everything just let me know you want to do it and are still picking out your run. After you’ve completed your run send me a photo of you crossing the finish line in all your awesomeness!
If you are in the Phoenix area let’s get together and run! Send me an email.
Who is ready to kick butt and take names? What are your goals for 2011? If you have a link to your goals leave a comment. I want to hear what everyone else is doing this year!
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Claire Reynolds - Julie! I’m running a half marathon in April (unless my knee keeps giving me trouble, then I’m mostly walking it). I’m terrified but also really excited. Maybe I’ll convince Jake that I should run the one in June in San Diego with you
Nina L. - That’s a great goal to have! You’ll feel so awesome when you’re done. We’ll be cheering for you from Omaha! I’m going to start running again once the foot of snow on the ground melts. Maybe we can go jogging when you’re back in town next! I’m looking forward to hearing what your other goals for the year are.
Leah Bockelman - Great goal, Julie. Good luck!! I will cheer from the sidelines…
My sister and her friend have a cool goal/challenge this year that is not comparable to a marathon (or maybe it is, depends on how you look at it… :), but it’s pretty different and I give her a lot of credit for committing herself to it. Feel free to take a peek at their blog!