Monday, April 30, 2012

Running with accountability

I cannot stress enough the value and importance of accountability. Accountability comes in various forms whether it be a workout buddy, food journal, or calendar planned for future workouts. You are way more likely to stick to a plan if you have some form of accountability.

I recently thought about it and I need more accountability for my running. It's not that I don't want to get out there and run, its the fact that I'm clearly not doing it right. (Hence, shin splints!) I have some news that I am very excited to share with you guys: I've joined an online running program from Running and Reading Long.
The program lasts about 12 weeks where a group of 15 women will be reading (about running), running according to specific plans, and encouraging each other. How cool, right? I am just starting to get familiar with the training program, weekly twitter discussions, etc. but I am very excited to be a part of this opportunity.

Here are the program objectives:

Program Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to demonstrate their understanding of correct race training (applying what they have learned about form, training plans, nutrition, injury prevention, etc).
  2. Participants will understand the history and “sport” of running.
  3. Participants will compare/contrast different runners, running distances, and reasons to run.
  4. Participants will compose and present their own rational for “why they run.”
  5. Participants will become motivated/inspired to be self-defined runners.
If you are interested in this opportunity, I believe there are 2 spots left! The program begins on Monday, May 7.


  1. wahoooo! I'm so excited for this program! Can't wait to share this with you!

  2. I'm in this program as well, and can't wait!

  3. Yay!!! Can't wait to get to know you through this! :)

  4. You have some great goals! (I just read your page). This is really the first time I'm focusing on a goal. It's a bit intimidating but I think I see what you're talking about. Everything is energized in a way that's different.


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