Happy New Year Everybody! Welcome to 2011! A year to set new goals and watch them come smashing down! Am I right or what?
Have you set any running goals for 2011 yet? I'd love to tell you I have, but I've been working all day on my new website and this giveaway for you all to try to get it in under the wire on Jan 1st. (which I see now in the corner I in fact did not do. CRAP! Sorry guys, looks like I just missed it) So I'll be spending most of tomorrow picking races and figuring out what it is exactly I want to accomplish. Well, that and celebrating RunDad's birthday. (Banana cake with chocolate frosting. No one tell!)
And this giveaway is from me!!! Now, I wish I could give you all an ipod or a sleek new running skirt to get you on your way this new year, but I just don't have the spare cash to get that done for the...oh look!...there's 300 of you now. Woo hoo!!! Welcome! It's so nice to have you all join us!
But what I can give away that might be of value to my running friends is my newly acquired coaching services. As many of you know, I took the RRCA Coaching Certification Class back in September. Well, finally folks, I'm pleased to report, my site is up and running and I'm ready to go. So who needs a coach?
I'm going to give away 3 months of online coaching to 3 people (because I like the number 3 :-). One winner I'll select randomly from all the entries and then I'm going to select my favorite two entries from the following two categories:
1. Newbies: You are brand spanking new to running. You've never run a day in your adult life OR you are just coming back to running now from a year or more off of running. No previous running superstars here either (ie. I used to run marathons all the time, in fact I pretty much qualified for Boston every time I ran but I just had a baby 3 months ago and now finally I'm ready to get going again). Running superstars may defer to category 2. Sorta.
2. Bad A$$ Mamas: You are not new to running. Whatever your pace, your running habits, the miles you log, you've laced 'em up more than a time or two. But now, 2011, this is the year you are going to raise the bar and run a little further or a little faster. You've got a goal in mind (ie. your first race, your first 5K, 10K, Half or Full).
(Note to reader: If you're not really sure which category you fall in but still want to enter, just go ahead and send me your entry and I'll enter you where appropriate)
So how do you enter? First, choose your category. You can only enter one (although entering one gets you two shots at winning as you'll be entered in the random drawing too.) Next, either leave me a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (email is actually preferred for this contest) and tell me which category and why it is you want to win 3 months of online coaching services. Be totally serious and tell me your story or come up with something creative and make me laugh. I'll select my favorite two responses (one from each category) to win. Deadline for entry is January 14th, 2011. I'll announce the winner on the January 15th.
If you just can't wait that long to score yourself a new coach, my new coaching website is http://www.runningcoachformoms.com/ feel free to check out. And since many of you have been with me from the beginning, and most of you through the big decision where I took a leap of faith to become a coach, I feel sort of obligated to give you all a discount. This promo code will only be available here to all my fabulously funny readers. It's buy one month of online coaching, get your second month free. Just enter SOARM (what else?) at checkout and it will be applied automatically.
Love to hear your big running goals in the comments if you care to share!
P.S. Let's see goals to set, review post to write, Bday to celebrate...what was that other thing? OH YEAH! ANOTHER GIVEAWAY. But that's not 'til Monday. You're not going to want to miss it though. See you then!