Monday, January 4, 2010

Ambitious Goals and A Little Birdy Announcement

Thanks for all the wonderful and supportive comments about my goals for the coming year. I have to say right off the bat that I realize that some of them might be a bit ambitious - running sub-6 for 4 miles and 7 min miles for 20 miles (both in hilly Central Park) - come to mind but I figured that if I'm not willing to challenge myself and take some risks with my running than i'll never know whether I'm ready to take my running to the next level. As my mentor used to advise me - Take every challenge as an opportunity to better yourself. If you win, you claim victory. If you lose, you gain experience. Either way, you're helluva lot better off than if you didn't bother to try! So there it is, my goals and expectations out there for all to see, so that we can come back at year's end and evaluate whether I'm a total jackass for setting myself up to fail or whether I'm a running genius, sent down from the heavens to bless these roads with my talent. Haha! Either way, this is going to be a fun, interesting, and provocative year for me! I'm so glad you all chose to come along (especially all the recent delurkers!) Welcome to the Running Lam show!

In the spirit of trying new things in the first year of a new decade, I've decided to do something I've never done before. Frankly, I don't even know how or maybe even why I'm doing it, but since I know there are many of you who do do it and those who have done it have so many good things to say about it (not to mention those that have badgered me endlessly about it last year) I've decided to get myself a twitter account! Yeah, it's shocking, isn't it? It's still completely a work in progress, but if you want to hear about my training for road races, marathons, and beyond, you can follow me there at @runninglam. I'll most likely follow you too. Once I learn the ropes of this new form of social media (for me anyway) and have everything figured out, I plan to twitter? (tweet?) extensively about my comings and goings on the road (and maybe the pool too!). Hopefully, I'll keep you entertained if not inspired by my tweets as I embark on all my running adventures in 2010!

18 comments:

audgepodge said...

Thanks for your comment on my CIM post :) I didn't know if peeps had abandoned my blog by now.

And YAY for Twitter! I'm a Twitter-holic so I will follow you right now. :)

D10 said...

I really like what your mentor had to say, so true.

Can't wait to catch you on twitter, especially once you hit the pool!!! Go Lam.

GeorgiaSnail said...

Awesome goals! I look forward to following yor progress on your blog and on twitter...

Teamarcia said...

Very inspiring words as always Lam, and just the kick in the pants I needed.
Are you loving the Brain Training book? I sure am!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's an auspicious day when the Laminator pays a visit! :)

Susan said...

Your mentor has wise words for all of us! I'll be seeing you on twitter. :)

marathonmaiden said...

ugh to twitter. i'm still holding out and refuse to do it heh.

and i love what your mentor said. so great and so true

Chic Runner said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I'm so excited that you have twitter!!!! That sounds really lame, but it's true. Now you can see my tweets I do while running marathons. HAHAHA

carpeviam said...

If I tweeted, I'd gladly follow. But until I pigs fly, I guess I'll just read your blog. ;)

Julie said...

Hello Laminator,
Thank God that you are still going to blog!! I got worried for a second.....I do not tweet:) I am a loyal BLOG FOLLOWER!

Morgan said...

SELL OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P

Jamie said...

Since I refuse to tweet I hope you continue the updates on Facebook and here :) I love what your mentor says. You really won't know until you try!

lindsay said...

i still don't get the point of twitter... though i do think it's less-stupid now than i originally thought! haha. :) i guess i use it as text messaging with blog friends for the most part... anyway, welcome!

i think i feel the same towards one of my goals (non-running). i need to set the bar high and push for it, and even if i come up a little short i still accomplished a heckuva lot.

J said...

Wow Twitter that is amazing - cant believe you joined!

I like the advice your mentor gave you! It is totally true! The hard part is stepping outside that comfort zone!!

Lisa said...

4 days and still feeling good! I'm planning to start racing again with the Gridiron Classic at the beginning of February. I think it's best to start with a shorter one. Maybe I'll see you there!

chris mcpeake said...

great goals good luck with your training

Psyche said...

I just started following your blog -love it. You have great goals for 2010, and I love the "Pay It Forward" concept!

Running and living said...

good luck with the goals and twitter. how's swimming going?

X-Country2 said...

Twitter claims another victim!

 
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