Monday, July 14, 2014

Motivational Monday #69

Happy Motivational Monday! Hopefully, everyone has had a great week. The thing I am most proud of this week is that I'm still going strong on my no-ice-cream-July challenge. It's been 14 days, and I still haven't had ice cream! I craved it like crazy for a few days at the beginning of the month, but now I honestly don't really think about it much. That really surprises me, because ice cream is my very favorite treat food. This week is going to be tough, because Eli is going to church camp for a few days, so I'm going to have to entertain Noah in ways that don't involve food.

The Five Days of Giveaways ended this morning, so I used to pull the winners. There were over 700 entries on each item, which blows my mind! If you won something, I already sent you an email to get your shipping address. Here is a list of the winners:

New Balance FreshFoam 980 trail runners- Alma
Two pairs of Balega socks- Valerie
RooSport pocket- Kathy
Fitletic hydration belt with Clif fuel- Karen
Camo Running Skirt- Maegan
$100 gift card to Britney

Congrats ladies! Hope you enjoy the goods. I think it's funny that whenever I email someone to let them know that they won a giveaway, they almost always respond, "I never win anything!"  It doesn't hurt to throw your name in there. ;)

Now, on to Motivational Monday... what have you all done this week to make you feel proud?

Jodi just completed her first duathlon on Sunday! She started running in 2012, to take part in a local fundraiser 5K. Over the last two years, she's shed 60 pounds! The duathlon she completed was a 5K run, followed by a 20K bike ride, and finished with another 5K run. She's already thinking about how she can speed up her times for next year's race.

Christy was a little hesitant to share this, because she said it's not an "amazing story" like most of the other Motivational Monday submissions. But that's why I love it--MM is about celebrating what YOU are proud of, regardless of what everyone else is doing. Christy is proud that, over the week of the fourth of July, she ran 8 miles Sunday, 3 miles Wednesday, a 5K on Thursday (which she PR'ed), and 4 miles on Friday!

Celeste has had an amazing few years--and she just recently completed her 100th race! She and her husband, Al, started running in 2009, and racing in 2010. They had started running to help lose weight and keep it off. Together, they've lost 100 pounds (Celeste lost 60, and Al lost 40) using Weight Watchers and running. The two of them have now checked off their 100th race! (Celeste's blog)

Don't forget to check out more stories on the Motivational Monday Facebook post! If you are feeling proud of an accomplishment, and have a photo you'd like to share for Motivational Monday, just email it to me, along with a brief description, at Katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com, with the subject "Motivational Monday".


  1. All of these are inspirational stories…To Me, if you start something and finish it - that's something to celebrate!


  2. They are all "amazing stories." I always enjoy reading and I love to see the joy on the people's faces when they have accomplished such exciting things :)


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