5.14.2013

I Will...

My goal is to train for, and eventually run, a 50 mile race. When I volunteered for the Miwok 100k, I was so inspired by the runners and motivated to to it someday myself! So why not start now? It will be quite a journey and I will need both words of encouragement and inspiration from others who have either done something similar themselves or who have had a challenging goal they are working toward, be it emotional or physical or both.

We all need a little help sometimes to reach our goals. One of the great things about the running community is how supportive it is. However, it never hurts to broaden your reach, so you can get inspiration and tips from even more people! That is why I am excited to be a part of the sponsored team of folks who are joining up with Fitfluential and Under Armour to compete in the What's Beautiful campaign. 

In this campaign, you can make a page where you declare what your goal is. This can be anything mental, physical, or both! There are a set of challenges you can complete in order to help you reach your goal.  For instance, one of my paths to my goal is to run a couple of 50k races to prepare myself for a longer race. You post pictures of your progress and people can follow along, cheer you on, or make comments.



There are also teams so you can join in with like minded people. So far, I started one where we all just try to run one mile at a time and together we can run thousands of miles. It's called Team Ultra. There are also teams for clean eating, trying new fitness moves, and not using disposable water bottles. I am sure there is a team that you would like too.

You can sign up too! What goal do you have that you need encouragement and support for? If you sign up, be sure to let me know so I can follow along with your progress!

What is a current goal that you have? It can be anything: fitness, life, work, pleasure or mental health related.

10 comments:

  1. My current goal is passing the CFA. I am in the final stretches now, thank God. I have definitely needed support from family and friends along the way - and their understanding that this totally dominates my life every spring. After the CFA, my next goal will to be tackle the Chicago marathon. Initially I was hoping for a PR there but I don't think that is realistic since I will be starting from scratch when I start training and won't have a base. But at this point, I just want to run it and don't really care about my time.

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  2. I love this UA project! My goal is to do my first duathlon....finally.

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  3. I agree the running community is awesome! I love how supportive everyone is.
    most current goal...heal this quad strain!

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  4. Neat! That is a really cool campaign. and I got the same bug after volunteering at the Umstead 100 a few years ago. it puts that 100 mile race bug in your ear.

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  5. What a fun project. Right now, my goal is to be able to run 3 miles at a time without breaks (well, other than traffic light breaks - ha). I have an app on my phone, I signed up for a 5k race and I am training in parallel with a friend ... all ways to support me reaching my goal. Oh, and another daycare mom and I just decided to begin meeting up for 5am runs once or twice a week, too. I love how running comes in so many shapes and forms and distances and intensities ... and regardless of how your own running is defined, the running community supports you.

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  6. That's a great goal and I know you can do it. You are such a strong runner!

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  7. Can't wait to follow along with your adventures! :-)

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  8. If anyone can do a 50 miler, it's you! Love the UA challenge- I'm excited to follow along!

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  9. What an awesome campaign! And I agree with the commenter before me: if anyone can do a 50-miler, it's totally you! You got this thing. :)

    One of my fitness goals right now is to do 100 consecutive push-ups. Right now, I can do 21 and I'm slowly adding on 1 a day. I love how strong it makes me feel!

    Another goal is to lose weight and lose it for good, which means slow and steady changes to my environment and eating habits. I'll get there!

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  10. We can train together! Few things inspire and motivate me more than other runners!

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