January is when we decide we are going to make changes to improve our lives. Some of us make bold statements and some of us make subtle adjustments. This year, I decided to make fewer and more realistic goals.
Here are my goals for 2012:
- Be happier
- Be healthier
- Run a half marathon
- Raise awareness for important causes
I can achieve all of these goals by running for a cause. And you can too!
How to Run for a Cause:
1) Decide if you want to run solo or with a friend. I prefer running with friends so this week I am going to work on convincing my friends (Jill & Chris) to run with me.
2) Figure out what distance you want to run and find a race near you (or in a city you have wanted to travel to). RunnersWorld
3) If the race you chose doesn’t not support a cause, you can ask your friends and family to make contributions to the charity of your choice. One of my favorite charities, CamFed, makes personal fundraising really easy for you.
Let me know if you need any help finding a race or a cause!
Image by Cheyenne Ellis