Several months ago, I won a Lift Your Sole giveaway. I got a Marathon Mom charm and 13.1 charm. I was planning on getting the 26.2 charm after NODM. But that didn’t happen because the 26.2 didn’t happen.
On June 3rd, I wrote, “It’s Time to be Here, Not There,” and I realized that I had not worn my necklace since my last really long training run, an 18 miler, on May 2nd. Normally, I wear the necklace at races or during long runs — whenever I think I need a little extra confidence — as a reminder of what I’ve done. On June 3rd, I guess I needed a little reminding.
After I finished writing that day, I thought about what I’ve done in the last 300 or so days: I’ve run two half marathons! That’s pretty good. Half marathons aren’t easy.
I’m a runner, I remembered. I should be proud of that. And maybe I don’t have a full marathon under my fuel belt just yet, but I did complete three half marathons, a 10K and a 5K in less than a year. Not too shabby.
Recently, I realized I had been so focused on 26.2 that I forgot to celebrate 13.1. Basically, I’d been looking too far into the future. So, I went online and bought a cool 13.1 sticker to put on the back of my minivan.
And I wore my 13.1 charm during the half at NODM.
Do you have a “sticker”? How do you celebrate your accomplishments?
Maybe you need a necklace!
LIFT YOUR SOLE GIVEAWAY
This one is especially for moms! Win either the “One Tough Mama” or “Marathon Mom” charms (black stretch cord included). There are lots of ways to enter:
1. Visit Lift Your Sole here and look around, then leave a comment and let me know what you thought of the site.
2. Become a Virtual Running Buddy of Mom vs. Marathon; leave a comment.
3. “Like” Lift Your Sole on Facebook here. Leave me a comment letting me know you did.
4. Share this giveaway: tweet it, Facebook it and/or post it on your blog, then leave me a comment for each thing you did.
5. Leave me a comment and share how you celebrate your accomplishments. Do you have a “sticker”? A necklace? Do you treat yourself to new jeans? Let’s hear it!
6. Become my friend on DailyMile here. (Leave me a comment below letting me know you did. Even though I will see the “friend request,” you will still need to be counted for the giveaway.)
The giveaway will run through through Monday, June 21st. Even if you don’t win the giveaway, you can still celebrate! There will be a special Lift Your Sole discount for Mom vs. Marathon Virtual Running Buddies starting at noon on June 22nd, so come back then for the details!
I would love to win something for one of the running mamas in my life. I love LYS and she has so many beautiful pieces on her website!
I am already a virtual running buddy!
And I “Like” LYS on FB!
So true, Kerrie! all those races you have done are serious accomplishments!! We tend for forget just how respectable 13.1 is too! I'm a follower!!
Um, pretty sure you saw the stickers on my car last weekend? My friends teases me and says, “Can you even see out your back window?” I love having my huge 13.1 and 26.2 sticker on there! I wonder how my husband is going to feel when he finially gets home and drives my car….Poser! =]I'm a fan of Lift Your Soul of FB!! Love them!
Oh woops, I out my celebration and my FB following on one comment…so here is to say I follow on FB!
Yay! We are dailymile friends!!!
I love the site! There are so many insirational things! I really like the cufs! Oh and the bottle cap magnets are way cute! those are new since the last time I browsed!!!
Wow, so many cool things. I'd like to get something to remember my first half marathon which I'm running in 9 days. Yahoo!
I'm a virtual running partner. Will you be mine? =)
Liked Lift Your Sole on facebook
I reward myself in various ways, depending upon the accomplishment. Bubble baths, new color of nail polish, smaller pair of jeans, running attire, etc.
Friend on daily mile
I like the “courage to start” charm
I'm a follower
I'm friended you on daily mile
I celebrate with charms for my braceletoh, and shouting my accomplishments on mountain tops (well…maybe not…:)
Love LYS and am a FB fan!
I'm a virtual running buddy!
I linked you on my blog
I think of the actual race as the celebration of all my hard training.
I tweeted @teamarcia
I like the idea of celebrating the 13.1. I kind of forgot about it after its over now.Love her jewelry.
I am a runnin buddie!
I already “like” Lift your Sole!
I posted a link to this giveaway on my blogs sidebar!
Such a good reminder! It's so important to not dwell on the challenges and to celebrate all the awesome things you've done! Well said 🙂
I am a Follower of your Blog and read daily even if I dont comment…
I am your friend on daily mile
I follow Lift Your Sole on Facebook
I have a 26.2 sticker and a few necklances. I love to wear my 26.2 or running jewelry or t-shirts and let people know that I am a runner. I love ALL of Jill's Lift Your Sole brand
I love the fearless ring
virtual running buddy all the way!
linked on my blog http://www.fatwuzhere.blogspot.com
I celebrate my accomplishments by creating a scrap book page of each milestone. I celebrate and remember every 10 lbs I've lost and I celebrate each race I've run no matter how short or long or good or crappy it was 🙂
I love the 13.1 sneaker charm. I just finished my first half marathon this weekend and I would love to have that on a necklace.
I am a virtual running buddy.
i “like” Lift your Sole on Facebook.
shared on facebook.
I celebrated my recent accomplishment by getting a cute 13.1 magnet for my car and a 13.1 Bondiband for myself. Yay Me!!!
I am friending you on dailymile right now:)
I like everything. The Running on faith necklace is cool!
I LIKE Lift your Sole on FB.
I haven't really done anything to celebrate my accomplishments. Not sure if I could put a sticker on my car…just keep it on the down low. I think a necklace would be a good place to start.
Just requested you be my friend on Daily Mile.
I am a virtual follower!
I liked Lift your Sole on FB!
I bought a magnet for the back of my car to celebrate my 1st half. My first marathon…I have to go BIG! I hope to get a necklace to celebrate it..along with a magnet and bracelet and shirt etc, etc, etc…I mean come on…a marathon is a pretty darn big thing!!!
I visited their website and I love, love, love the 26.2 polka dot magnet…there is my celebration for my marathon, right there!!!;)
So many cool necklaces…I love the running lady and Believe necklaces…and I'm a mom, so either of the mom ones would be cool.
I'm a faithful virtual running buddy
Like on fb – check!
Linked on my blog 🙂
I've celebrated by sharing my accomplishment with famly and friends…but, soon, I'll add a little something something 🙂
Friend request has been sent on daily mile 🙂 Yay!
I love this kind of stuff. Their site is great and all the jewelry are such pretty reminders of our achievements.
I'm a virtual running buddy
I am a FB fan of Lift your Sole! Oh ya…
Whats up? I just linked you!
I love their stuff. I love anything with 26.2, mom, faith, strength, believe…I can't pick one thing.
So glad to be your friend on DM! We are friends all over the web!
I never did anything for my half's but for the marathon I am seeing a 26.2 sticker and some kind of necklace…I love those.
Glad to be a virtual running buddy and an actual running buddy. Now can I win please?
I'm a running buddy! 🙂
You're linked to my sidebar.
I really liked their “Run” stuff. If I won the marathon mom charm I'd have to save it until October (when it'll be true) and I'd need to get a charm to wear in the meantime.
So far every time I've finished training for my goal distance I've signed up for the next one to celebrate – learn-to-run to 10k to half marathon to marathon. Not sure what I'll do once that's over… as long as I catch the marathon bug I'll celebrate by deciding which one I'll do next!
I love the site. So easy to use and really nice to look at. I need to get my shop on!
I am a follower!
I am a facebook fan!
I am your dailymile friend!
You are linked on my sidebar!
I have a 26.2 sticker on my car. But I really want to get a tattoo. Permanent pride!
I am a follower!
I really like the website, but my fav is the bracelet 13.1 courage to start
I have a 21.1 km ring that was given to me after my 1st half.
I LOVE giveaways!!! Here is my first comment-I already am your friend on daily Mile!!! Does this still count?
Comment #2 I am already a fan of Lift Your Sole-so does this still count since I was already a fan??? Hope so!
I celebrate my running with a 13.1 on my car-it's the 13.1 from SF in the image of a shoe-LOVE it!! But i also have another 13.1
I'm a virtual follower already….
I have looked around the Lift your Sole website-want to buy SO many things but since I'm not working right now-cant really justify spending money on jewelry and me…..but once I start working again…
tweeting your giveaway now-but that means more people will enter…..I want to win… 🙂 Done tweeted it!
I went to the Lift Your Sole website. I have seen it before and there are a ton of things I would want. I love the message of all their products.
I just tweeted your giveaway!
I am now a follower (virtual running buddy) 🙂
I don't really reward myself for my accomplishments. I'd like to, but we are on a tight budget and I have a hard time justifying buying something for myself. I feel that race entries are my “splurge.” So I guess I am rewarded with race t-shirts and medals 🙂
I added you as a friend on DailyMile.
I am a fan (I “like”) Lift Your Sole on Facebook.
I looked around the site and loved what I saw! There are so many little motivators there!
Hi! I like them on Facebook:)
I've been looking at their site for a few weeks…I love the 13.1, the <3 to run and I want to get one made myself that says GYRO(which stands for get your run on!)
I'm a follower:)
Friend requested you on daily mile.
im a little late getting to this one…but im a new follower! 🙂
i like their “enjoy the journey” charm
like them on facebook
for running accomplishments i treat myself to a new piece of gear, usually a new running outfit
i requested you on daily mile
I love their website. So many running items. I'd love to have something I could actually wear while running.
I'm a virtual running buddy 🙂
I 'like” Lift Your Sole on Facebook.
I posted the giveaway on my blog.
I friend requested you on the DailyMile 🙂
I have a 26.2 sticker on the back window of my car. I'd love to get a tattoo at some point.