Fitness Pen Pals

Aloha to all!

September is here and I am amped! I have a busy schedule the rest of the year with two marathons to run, huge events to plan at work, holidays to celebrate, and motivation to spread! Okay, perhaps the last one is stretching it a bit as the end of the year can be a hard time to stay on track with your fitness and nutrtion goals. It is also the time of the year that I jump onto the bandwagon with motivational challenges to keep me focused on my goals. Together we are stronger!

And with that in mind, I am launching my inaugural debut of Fitness Pen Pals! The idea is simple, sign up and let me know you are interested by emailing me at lifeasarunningmom at gmail dot com. I will send you a few questions to gather some introductory information I will share with your partner. You will receive your partner's name and information by the end of September. Your mission is to then help keep each other on track from October to December with their fitness and nutrition goals. And I want this to go beyond blog comments. It is great to connect virtually online but I want to strive to build a more personal connection. I ask that each participant do the following:
  • Send a seasonal holiday card letting your partner know you are thinking of them. Yes, snail mail. And yes, this is Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas/New Years. For December you can pick what holiday meshes more closely with your life. 
  • Send a monthly motivational card to your partner to keep their spirits up. Yes, snail mail again.

Simple, you are committing to mailing two cards a month. Six cards over three months. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Not a blogger? That is okay! You can still participate in the fun! Just email me that you are interested and I will include you in the match up!

To give me time to get people matched up, the deadline for signing up will be 9/22/13. Why not make it the day of the Maui Marathon?! I look forward to hearing from you!

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for Judy Rossi writing the Bible study for Moms I am currently reading on Raising Responsive Children.
Daily Affirmation: I see the good in life.


  1. As far as socialization and ling distance communication is concerned, pen palling is the pioneer.

  2. Sounds like a fun idea! How many people are participating??

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