Lack of accountability.
Might it be the chief reason that so many quietly stuff their health-related New Year’s resolutions in the drawer after only a few short weeks? We start the month of January with good intentions. We tweet our goals or post them on Facebook; we edit our goal section on Daily Mile or some other smartphone app; we write a heart-felt blog post about what we will be striving for the next 365 days.
Then what? It’s not uncommon for athletic clubs to see a lot of new faces the first part of January. But by Valentine’s Day…..
Seems like people aren’t always great at following through on what they say they want.
Jim recently pondered why he – and all of you – tweet and run. It is a great subject, and several of you commented about how motivating it is to tell others about your workouts. Well, I want to latch on to this motivation and take it to the next step. You’ll notice at the top of our homepage a new tab: ACCOUNTABILITY.
Many of you wrote New Year’s blog posts describing your running/cycling/racing/getting fit goals for 2012. And I want to see them. Not only do I want to read these posts, but I want to list them on that ACCOUNTABILITY page so that other ‘Loving The Run’ readers can benefit from reading them. And so we can all hold you accountable to what you want to do.
If you’re interested, please email me at kelly at race for others dot com. Send me your blog post and Twitter handle and I’ll set it up. My goal (since we’re talking about goals) is to get at least 20 blog posts listed.
What do you think? Are you up for some ‘Loving The Run’ accountability?