Time to Celebrate!

Earlier this month, Running for Burgers was launched as a place where people can get together and chat about their goals and achievements. I’ve been so pleased that so many of you are joining me here, it is inspirational for us all.

I want to take a few moments to celebrate meeting our goals this month (and each month after this) by asking you to share with us a goal you met this month. It can be anything. I will pick one achiever to receive a lovely little burger charm and one of my books!

All achievements should be applauded, so share away! I can’t wait to hear about them!

(comments must be submitted by midnight EST, Friday, June 1 for entry)

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26 thoughts on “Time to Celebrate!

  1. I had to stop on my 30 min run this am. Hasn’t happened before, but have been off for 3 weeks for sick kids and sick me. So I let myself walk for a minute, tried again, stopped again, and then tried again and kept it up for the last 5. Small steps, but I was proud!

    • That’s fantastic, Barbara! I can think of two or three times I said okay, I can’t do it, and walked it in. It happens and you get a big round of applause for not giving in!

      • That’s still awesome, Barbara! I’m always rotating sick kids or self (or sick husband, which also means no rest and no time). It will get so bad that I’m out of breath taking stairs, but I keep trying to go back to it as soon as I can.

  2. Run three miles yesterday during my lunch hour. The first mile was straight up a hill. It was terrible and I had an allergy fit afterwards, but I felt accomplished at the end of the run!

    I’ve lost 20 pounds in the last 10 weeks. My total weight loss since 2008 is 65 pounds. Slow going but meant to last for the rest of my life. My ultimate goal is to lose another 35 pounds.

    • Wow, Becka! First of all, nothing makes me bitch like hills. So hard!! Your slow and steady weight loss is amazing. Big fat kudos to you!

  3. Wow! Everyone is doing so great! Congrats to all!
    Mine was simple, to finally make it up to a mile and a half without stopping and walking when I’m out on my “runs”. Oh, and did the 3 miles I pledged for Memorial Day…there was probably more walking than running tho, but I did it.

    Today starts a new goal for me. I’m adding Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred to my Mon-Fri. routine and see how many lbs. I can drop before my 30th high school reunion in August.

    Julia, I’d be curious to see what sample menus looks like for your typical “good days”. I know you don’t eat a lot of processed foods but do you protein up first thing in the morning? What foods do you think give you more endurance for running…etc. Only if you have the time tho, please…maybe another blog post?

    Once again, thanks for creating this space. It keeps me conscience of making myself move a little bit more each day.

    • Great blog topic, Nit Witty, because I have been through it all. I will do that next week

      Congratulations! I still take walk breaks. I think I always will. My legs get stronger, my lungs get stronger, but I have never been able to run more than a couple of miles without walking a little bit to let me heart settle down.

  4. Finished the Cleveland half marathon. It was a sunny and hot. Sunny I love but hot I could do without! I think I even smiled at the end~I was so glad it was over!

    • Way to go Tara! I learned at the end of my first half that no matter how I feel, I have to raise my arms and smile at the end. Because they will send you photos of you that make you think of road kill. hahahaa!

      Congratulations!!

  5. My accomplishment is that today, I did two minutes of side plank trades–right hand plank, left hand plank, right hand plank, left hand plank. One minute. Then, again for another minute. I declared myself Xena, Warrior Princess afterward, but am not sure I will be able to move my arms tomorrow!

    • Ohmigod, I stand in awe. I HATE planks as a general rule, and I don’t think I could do that. Kudos!!

  6. I increased my “regular” distance from 2 miles to 3 miles. For someone who got Ds and Fs on her 1.5 mile runs in college (yes, they were graded), being able to even jog this distance is a huge accomplishment.

  7. I started running, and entered my first 5k. My goals were to:
    1) Finish (there was a parade immediately following, and I thought they’d kick the slowpokes off, but they didn’t)
    2) Keep running the whole time, never stopping for walk
    3) Conserve enough energy to speed up at the last stretch, even to sprint across the finish line
    4) Maintain a speed that would have passed military requirements when I was in the Navy.
    I made my first three goals, but fell shy of the fourth. I’m still really happy about it! I need to leave something for next time, right?

    • congratulations, Catherine! I still take walk breaks. I don’t know if it’s because I came to running later in life or what, but my lungs need a little rest here and there.

  8. I ran my first 5K a few weeks ago – Very exciting for this non-athlete!

    Kai – Congrats on losing 8 lbs – that’s awesome!

    Kim – I’m so impressed! 9 miles sounds like forever to me! Many thanks to your husband for his service.

    • Rebe –
      A year ago I had never run further than 3 miles and calling those 3 mi running was a stretch. It took some really good motivation and a great group of friends but I can now say I have finished 3 half marathons and we plan to run a 50 mi team relay tomorrow. Don’t ever discount what you can do when you have the motivation. Keep up the great work.

      • Dang, Kim. You’re doing big distances every week! But I was like you. Last January I announced on FB I was going to run a half marathon. I figure public shame was the only way it would happen. And it did 🙂

  9. I ran 9 mi in honor of the 9 years my husband has been part of 1st Special Forces Group and I helped gather more than 14,000 pledged miles to honor US soldiers this Memorial Day.

      • It was quite an amazing day around the country. Thank you again for helping spread the word and running your miles. I can’t even imagine how big next year could be.

  10. I am trying to get 20lbs off. I am down 8 and have tennis elbow. Too many push ups w/ bad shoulder. But, I am still keeping on!