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Monday, January 07, 2008

Get your goat on!
and win something already


Finally I am getting my give-a-ways going again for this year. There are some exciting ones coming up, so all you have to do to enter is make a comment and guess what that is free! You risk nothing to try to win.

This give-away is kind of exciting because it is full of goodies. BackCountry.com is giving away a pink Nalgene water bottle, a Pink logo t-shirt like the one shown in black and a $25 gift certificate to spend on their online gear store and tons of pink Goat stickers. Backcountry.com has everything you need from warm jackets, shoes, and whatever else your little outdoor heart desires. The online store offers free shipping on orders over $50.

Other sites backcountry.com runs include Steepandcheap.com, Tramdock.com, and Dogfunk.com. Each site caters to a different outdoor crowd and Steepandcheap offers one deal at a time for a super deep discount. (Steepandcheap is awesome!)
just some of the items you can find on Backcountry.com

Do you have some new fitness goals for the year but don't have the money to but the gear? If you win you will. But what if you don't win but still want to buy gear, well - Backcountry.com is so nice that they are giving everyone the chance to save money for the next two weeks, - oh they are so generous (THANKYOUTHANKYOU!)


In the mean time enjoy 15% off through this discount code: 1WP-B-QYHD3, it won't work on all the items but it should help out with some New Year items for yourself and others. Brands it WON'T work on include: North Face, Western Mountaineering, Burton, and Oakley...sorry but some of the brands don't allow discounts.
How to enter.
{Leave a comment with one of your fitness goals for the year.
It does not have to be over the top, it can be get out of bed everyday.}

Last year when I wrote on my birthday 100 list one of them was that I wanted to run a marathon someday - it seemed to give me some accountability to my dream. There was something about writing it down that got my mind thinking I could actually do it and I did. So use this contest as a way to write down one fitness goal you have for the new year. Email your friends and tell them they could win too! Or at least email them the discount code if you are afraid of hurting your chances of winning!

even though I am not in the running to win, my goal is to do the Baltimore Marathon again, which right now seems almost as impossible as it did last January, but I am a positive thinker, and the free t-shirt they gave me is too good to pass up again.

thanks for all the pink gear for the winner and encouraging us to
get our goat on!

winner will be picked on Friday so hurry and share a fitness goal with the world!!

106 comments:

Hannah said...

I plan on getting back into a running schedule and loosing this baby weight!

Koenig Family Blog said...

I want to get more muscle and toned before I get pregnant this year. My two boys help me out, playing in the playroom while I use the eliptical :)

tootie said...

I want to run a marathon this year! I've never considered myself a "runner" but I've always secretly wanted to do one. So this is the year! (By the way, reading your marathon story was a BIG inspiration for me!! In fact, I'm going to order the books you recommended.)

stephanie said...

I decided that I want to start running while I don't think I will be able to run a full marathon, I am running the half marathon at the Salt Lake Marathon on April 19. I have already started training. Good thing too because its only a few months away.

Jen said...

i am planning on getting over this injury and running another marathon this year- which could get tricky since i'm hoping we'll be pregnant sometime in the fall. :) if that doesn't pan out, then i'm good with a couple halfs or riding a century. :)

Kim said...

My fitness goal is to stop drinking so much soda and replace it with water.....I love your blog and love reading about your Sundays...they make me look at my ward in a different way. more on how I can serve the brothers and sisters. I would love to hear more about sacrament meetings.

Kara Jayne said...

I'm planning on doing my first triathlon and continuing to do local races for fun. My husband are also going to do the rim to rim hike at the Grand Canyon. Can't wait for that one!

denice said...

I'm going to ride 100 miles in the Little Red Riding Hood ride on June 7 in northern Utah. The furthest I've ever ridden is 25 miles. It's scary to put that out there but so be it, I'll do it!

RoRo said...

My husband loves backcountry! I know this sounds silly to people but with my health right now my goal is to walk up and down one flight of stairs everyday.

Elizabeth said...

I need to get some of those water bottles for the kids to take to school. How fun to have all these giveaways.
My fitness goal this year is to have a baby and to eat really well after words to have the strength to care for my three littles.

Jenmomof4 said...

What a great giveaway! Hope your feeling better!

One of my goals this year is to drink more water. I know..kind of lame. But I drink Diet Dr. Pepper and just need to cut way back. I don't think I can go cold turkey like you did with your diet coke. So I am going to start with drinking more H2O!!

Anne said...

My fitness goal is to follow my race training programs to a "T," which means I will no longer treat cross-training days as rest days. I'm hoping that by doing this I will be a stronger runner and less injury-prone.

I subscribe to Steepandcheap's daily emails, the stories that are included in each email crack me up!

climbingrocks said...

sikter!! my goal is to climb mt. rainier again and not get frostbite and make it to the top. Hmm I think I have heard of backcountry.com before....pretty cool site, ;)

Elisa said...

My personal goal is to lose weight before my little brother (Mark) gets home from Brazil..7 months. My goal for my family is to do more active things together. We are like the "Pansie city cousins" next to my brother and sister's kids back home. I want to do more swimming, ice skating, climbing, sledding, and Miriam is getting a bike for her birthday in Feb.

karisa said...

I want to put 500 miles on my bike this summer. No easy feat when you're riding into the Idaho wind with two kiddos in tow.

Steph said...

Love your blog!
One of my goals is to prepare healthier meals for the family! We rarely eat fast food, but sometimes when I cook, I feel it's not the healthiest!

Laura B. said...

My goal for the year is easy...lose the baby weight by exercising at least 4 times weekly...doing things I actually enjoy.

Heather said...

My goal is to get toned!!! I already walk daily, and I plan to continue that.

Anita K. said...

I would like to just work out 3 times a week.

holly said...

My goal is to exercise 3 times a week. It's not much but better than nothing!!! Oh and I'm trying to cut back on sweets.

Aaron and Rachelle Brown said...

My goal is to plan healthier meals for me and my family and to work out 3 times a week.

Faith and Chad & the boys said...

My goal is to have a healthy baby and then include my kids in working off the baby weight - walking, swimming, playing outside, riding bikes ...

Elisa said...

I want to make fitness more of a lifestyle. I've been working on this for the last couple of months (playing sports outside with my young sons, actually getting out and playing with them in the snow, and every chance I get, going for a power walk/run, etc.), and now, putting a little more thought into it and writing it down here, I feel like it's more of a goal- and hopefully I'll have even more determination to do this.

Amanda said...

run in our town's 72nd annual Thanksgiving road race and New York City marathon {did I really jut type that??}

Liz said...

I don't think you'll ever catch me running in a marathon, but I would like to get back to the gym again this year. If anything just getting some kind of exercise would be great! Plus, I want my kids to see how important it is to be healthy and to exercise.

Susan said...

Kristi~

I'm so inspired by your journey to the marathon last year. I have been carrying around lots of extra weight since I had my last baby 5 years ago. It has always worried me because both of my parents have adult onset diabetes, as well as a host of other health issues. I want to have a healthy body, and every year I start out with the goals. And every year by March or so, I give up. But not this year! This year, I'm starting out slow, working on eating habits, and doing some kind of exercise every day. My goal this year is to by healthy, to eat better, and be active. I'm actually really excited this year! It's my Year!

Mandy said...

I really am planning on sticking to my fitness goals this year. I am trying to get on my eliptical or go for a long speed walk every day. It's too icy to run!

kellyrass said...

No more pop. Very simple and very effective - I hope!

Sunshine and Patrick said...

Fitness Goals seem so ongoing and everchanging. Mine this year is WATER, WATER, WATER and a few (2-3) 5K races here locally. I also want to encourage exercise with my little guys..ages 4 and 6 I want to be inventive when it comes to that and involve them in fun fitness we can do together as a family. I want them to know it is important to me by the example the see me set.

Holly said...

Can I say that I am drooling over all the pink possibilities? Oh my!

My fitness goals are to incorporate more cross training and strength training into my routine AND to run at least one(hopefully more!) half marathon in another state in 2008. Montitoring the sweet parade marching in to my mouth wouldn't be a bad thing either!

Amy said...

We love Backcountry.com in our house. Steep and cheep is so cool! But the coolest part (for me) is that they now own the first company Jeremy started, Geartrade. Jer still keeps in touch with the founder of Backcountry. We knew them when, I guess you could say. They started in a little garage warehouse in Heber and now they're huge!

So, to play along, my fitness goal for the year is to get myself into shape by using my incline trainer in our workout room and figure out why I experience so much pain when I run--is it my shoes, my out of shape body, or something else, like misaligned hips?

Jennifer said...

Baby weight needs to come off! I have finally stopped nursing so I am super motivated to change my eating habits and increase my activity. My plan is to double my current walking program and ad two days of weights each week. Thanks for making me put it in writing!

Carrie said...

My goal for this year is to make good use of the very expensive jogging stroller that we bought last year! I missed running while I was pregnant and Isaac was too little for the jogger until just recently. But now it is time to get back out there!

jess said...

my goal is to run a half marathon and challenge everyone in my path to do it with me! i even started a new blog about it (likeagazelle.blogspot.com) and training started today. thanks for helping to make me feel like the impossible is possible through your inspiring marathon story!

Autumn said...

WooHoo! I'm so excited! My goal is to run a 5K (maybe more than one) but I want to be able to do at least one! I am doing the Couch to 5K program!

April said...

My goal is to keep up with the walking I've been doing and to add a couple of days of weights.
Thanks for the giveaway! This is great stuff!

andrea said...

I just took up skiing after 14 years of not going. I plan on skiing with my six kids as much as possible this winter. We also got our entire family snowshoes for Christmas. When we're not skiing we hope to be snowshoeing in the mountains.

Traci said...

Love backcountry, I am actually wearing my brown goat shirt today!!
My fitness goal this year is to exercise more- my eliptical and walking to feel better about myself and lose some weight too.
Thanks for the challenge- I need it!

Cynthia said...

My goal is plain simple... to do more. I can always do more than I think I am able and this is how it should always be.

Mamma Letty said...

I want to run the snake river half marathon on the 1st weekend in march! I just graduated PT for a hip problem and hope to do one more marathon this year!

Pam said...

I'm new, but love your posts.

My goal is to jump rope. Sorry to say but I hate running. I feel great when I jump rope and I plan on doing it at least 4 times a week.(along with my normal work-out)

Thanks for the inspiration.

Stephenson Family said...

Last year I wanted to exercise at least 2 days of the week. Well, I keep leaning back on my doctor telling me I have four kids, I already exercise! So, I am committed to do the treadmill Tuesday and Thursdays and then Saturday mornings taking one of the kids with me on their bikes so I can run at the park. I'm excited . . and the kids are too for their turn at the park!

Jinii said...

I want to get back to working out 5 times a week. I feel so much better when I do!

Tasha said...

To finish my first ever race, the Carlsbad half marathon on January 20, 2008. and to run another half marathon in 08.

Bridget said...

I want to continue to go to my spinning classes and lose 10 more pounds. Losing 10 has felt great and I think I can lose more. No wait, I know i can. :)

Erin said...

I just want to eat better and get out into nature more. Not a terribly exciting or ambitious goal but one that I feel I can meet. I love steep and cheap too!

Victoria said...

After a very rough year, I plan on stop with the excuses, and start with what I know works, and I know I CAN do! I plan on pwer walking 6 times a week on my treadmill until the weather plays nice, then the outdoors is where i love to be! I CAN DO IT!

We ALL can!! :) woot woot!

Jan said...

For me, I just want to get back into shape. After 2 foot surgeries (both feet) in the past 3 months, I need to MOVE. So I want to get back onto the elliptical and then onto my bike.

Live Simply...Live Well... said...

I have been overweight for some time...I am getting back to walking everyday. The fresh air sure makes the mind clearer. Thanks for having such a great blog...

Mique said...

Ironic that you have this as a giveaway- I was going to email you about a challenge my sister gave me- to run a half marathon with her on Memorial Day.
I guess this is just a little more motivation for me. That is my goal. I guess since I actually typed it out, it is a go.
Thanks!!!

Staci said...

I've never really worked out regularly before so this year I want to work out twice a week and lose 15 pounds. I need the energy to chase my two kids around.

Shauna said...

My fitness/health goals are:
1) RUN in the Race for the Cure vs WALK on January 19 in West Palm Beach
2) Lose 20 pounds before June ( my son's wedding)
3) Not eat after 7pm unless I am out to dinner.
I entered the 90 Day Change Your Body Challenge at my gym. Three days in and I am doing and feeling great.

Kristen said...

With a new baby coming the first of April I will definitely be ready to get back into shape (although it usually takes me a year...I'm "hoping" that this time around I can loose the baby weight a little quicker.
My plan is to continue walking 3-5 days a week and really try to cut back on snacking and my goal is to eat more healthy:)

The monkey bunch said...

My goal is to be more flexible. I also accomplished my goal of running a marathon this year and was feeling pretty proud of how fit I was. Then I tried to do a few stretches from my old gymnastics days and just about hurt myself. I couldn't do the splits, now if my life depended on it. I'm not out to show off my ability to do the splits or anything, but part of being in shape is being flexible, so that is my fitness goal this year.

Jill said...

Good heavens, this is my first time seeing your blog today and you've already got 54 comments on this post!

I went to the gym today!

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

What a great contest!!!

My goal: to continue to eat healthy and exercise. More strength training too.

Nadja said...

my goal is to run a 10K in May (traditional "muguet" 1st of May race).

Kari Lynne said...

My goal is to continue walking 5 days a week and start a strength training routine so I can continue to do it while I'm pregnant (not yet but hoping sometime soon.)

julie said...

I am new to reading your blogg, and I love it. You inspire me in a lot of ways. I would love to win the drawing so I hope you pick me.
This year I want to get out and walk alot more and build up my strength. I also want to start eating better.
Julie

Cassie L. said...

First goal is to comment more on the blogs I love -starting today!

Don't know if it is a fitness goal or not, but I am committing myself and my children to eating the right amounts of fruits and veggies a day (go to mypyramid.gov if you aren't sure) and keeping to track to be accountable. Hopefully we can all see the results of that!

Also, I am going to try to use my heart rate monitor more effectively. I just got a new one and I am sure I could be training much more efficiently (if I read the manual!!!)

Lauralee said...

my fitness goals are:start running.. well, I guess actually start with walking and get up to a run.. and do a 5k..

Dana said...

As a 34 year old mom of 4, my body has taken a bit of a beating.

I want to be healthy. I want to transform this baby makin' machine into a strong, alive body and along with that, spirit.

I have always admired those who I saw out there pounding the pavement. I wanted to be like them. I was envious of them.

After you ran your marathon Kristi, I knew that I, a non-runner, could attempt to do it too.

I started the training last year and I am still out there pounding the pavement one step at a time.

I may not be able to run a full marathon, like I had hoped(my knees are NOT cooperating) but I will run a half if I have to scrape this lug of a carcass across the finish line. :)

Amanda and Brian said...

I want to at least take 3 walks a week. I also want to find some time to go to the gym amongst my baby schedule.

Lacie said...

I want to get back on my "running game". Just a couple of miles a day to get things back up where they belong-ha! a hlaf is on my list of wnating to do---maybe this year will be the year???

Tara said...

I am getting back into the gym routine. I did really well for awhile and then got out of it.. i hate how that happens!! back onto the cardi and weight train for me!

Hannah said...

65 comments- wow! I just posted about my ONE goal for the year- and it is all about me. I have everything I need to succeed- so I have been running and strength training with my girls and man it makes me proud to know that they are watching and learning how to be strong women!

LJ said...

Dear BackCountry.com, I am writing to confess my love for you. I peruse your website daily, I receive the daily steep and cheap email. I know that as a rule a flirt is more likely to catch an eye than a direct statement, wanted you to know unequivocally how of my adoration of you. I am not alone, don't worry my husband agrees.
This year our goal is to continue our backpacking spree, this time to Death Valley during the spring. We will be thinking of you!

Amy said...

Eliminate soft drinks and walk daily. So far, so good.

Judy said...
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deidra said...

Get a gym membership again. These brutal winters kill my work outs. And I LOVE steepandcheap! I got an awesome coat from there for Christmas for a great deal. Wooohooo!

lisa (lost pezhead) said...

i am trying to run again...so far 3 times on my treadmill (not too bad). i was doing it last summer and then quit, it's hard starting over.

i love that you found so many pink things!

Shar-bear said...

I don't want to just lose weight, I want to eat healthy and be fit, not just skinny.

J* said...

Skinny jeans. That's my fitness goal for the year. Just kidding. The point of all my fitness goals: to feel full of life and energy for myself, my husband and with my kids. To not have to feel unable or inhibited because I'm not healthy enough is huge. We live in outdoor wonderland and take advantage of it everyday! Is it too much to ask to look good while doing it?
p.s. Thanks for another great site!

Judy said...

To lose 40 lbs not baby weight but fertility, failed adoption, adoption, moving, and dx ds with FAS (wow I wrote it and said it for the world to read) in a healhty way (not all in one month or year) and lose it by trying and make time for myself by doing some sort of excerise a day and eating right....might be the treadmill, might be Dr. Oz 30 exercises, might be walking my daughter to school, putting the snacks away, etc...thanks for having a place for me to write it outloud

Missy said...

I have said for years that I am allergic to exercise. I just don't like it, so I don't do it. So, it is hard for me to think back to when I actually ran cross country in high school and had an 18" waist! Unbelievable. I think that must have been someone else!!
My fitness goal for this year is to get out and start walking with my girls. I want to set a good example for my girls - of the importance of fitness for overall health.

Amy said...

My goal is getting more exercise in by choosing to walk to places I can drive too: the McDonalds down the road, the grocery when all I need is milk & bread, walking instead of driving my son to school.

Also, I want to re-establish my routine of working out on preschool days!

Michelle A. said...

I have said "I used to.." for too long, as I used to run everyday and used to be the size I wanted - It's very tiring to say this and have succeeded on my new years resolution to stop saying "I used to" and start over again. My goal is to get up every morning at 6:30 and exercise - I'm not planning distance or miles yet, just to get up, and get outside and run/walk as long as I can and come home. Eventually I know I will improve and add miles and distance - but for now I take each day and just do a little more to push myself so I a can say "I can", instead of "I used to".

Bart, Erin, Hunter & Jorden said...

My Fitness goal for this year is to run in a race every month this year.... Disney world Half is on Saturday and Austin in Februaury so far.... Running through 2008 right to my 30th Birthday!

Kristi said...

do something physical everyday- for hopefully at least 20 minutes!

Liz said...

I have promised myself to get to the gym at least 5 days a week!!!!

michelle said...

80 comments, holy cow!! My fitness goal this year is to find a form of exercise that I can do with my problematic knees. Maybe it will even help them to get stronger!

mccabe44 said...

These last few months have been very trying in our household. A tree fell in our house, a pot of boiling water fell on my son and gave him second degree burns, and I have been having some medical issues. I joked with a friend and said I need to go down for a long winter's nap to make it till the end of the year. Now that I have made it, my doctor said I have to start exercising everyday again. He said he would help relieve the stress in my life and help me from getting worse. My goal for this year is to work on my xiser and start walking again. Hopefully we can make it a little better though this year.

lelly said...

my feet have been hittin' the pavement again!!

crystal said...

My fitness goal is to KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON while I am pregnant! Before I realized I was expecting, I was running an hour at a time, 4 days a week, and most of it up the canyon. I've always stopped exercising when pregnant, so with this one I'm determined to stay fit.

What a fun giveaway; thanks, Kristi.

Amy said...

Love this! My fitness goal is to learn to love exercise...starting small with 3x a week, but that's honestly a big jump from the nothing I've been doing since I had kids!

Karli said...

My goal is to have a baby (sometime in the next two weeks) and then lose said baby weight (30 pounds) within a 6-8 month period. I want to be able to wear a swimsuit in the summer with my baby and send my husband to work every day with five small and healthy delicious meals. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

It's Juli Robinson
I'm doing a triathalon this summer with my sister who is a cancer survivor. She's so strong and her hair is growing back beautifully and if she can do it after 3 years of yuck, so can I. Oh, and I'm running the Canyonlands half marathon in Moab! But those aren't my big goal. This may sound childish, but I want to climb a mountain. My sight is set on Table Rock of the Grand Tetons. I'm King (er, Queen) of the mountain!

lisapow said...

My goal is to help others reach there goals!!!

Naomi said...

My goal for this year concerning exercise is to follow through on every good intention. If I go to bed the night before planning to get up early to go to the gym--the snooze button is simply not an option. If my plan is to go a distance of 4.5 miles, don't cut through the neighborhood to make it only 4 . . . I want to be able to trust myself instead of always making excuses!

hollyberry said...

i want to stop eating junk and watching tv everyday after school

hailey

i'm patsy messer's daughter, just to let you know so you're not afraid that i'm a freak. . .

hollyberry said...

come to think of it, i should probably not sit at the computer all the time too. . .

hailey again

Amie said...

One pound a week.... for the whole year... It's the same goal (in the end) as last year but with weekly pass/fail.

So far.... -1.

Jodi said...

I would like to get pregnant at the end of this year and would LOVE to lose some weight before I do...sooooo my fitness goal is to MOVE everyday. Go for a walk. Ride my bike. Do aerobics. The list could go on and on and on!

Erin said...

My goal for 2008 is to run a half marathon. I registered for it...now I just have to run it. It is in April, so I'll be able to cross it of my fitness goal list pretty soon. My other goal is to start teaching a boot camp in the wee hours of the morning.

Kristin said...

My goal is to cut back on the sugar and walk and tone my loose baby tummy.

M&M said...

This year I want to qualify for the Boston Marathon. There I said it! Whew, I have a long way to go!

Alana said...

MY goal is to become a better hiker, so that I don't get so winded when I go out with my husband.

suzy said...

My fitness goals for this year are to cut back on the two things I eat the most of: meat and sugar. And also to get up the courage to accept the invitation to go running every morning with the other mothers in my neighborhood.

Jessica said...

I am going to run a 5K for the first time this summer. I know, I'm a weinie.
I NEED that pink watch!!

{natalie} said...

i want to get into yoga...to get in shape and clear my mind

Melissa said...

My fitness goal this year is to walk a mile a day 5 times a week. It isn't a lofty goal, but one I know I can keep. I know the more I get moving the better I will feel.

Kristy said...

I'm thinking that with this new baby, if I shower by noon I'm in good shape. No really, my fitness goal for this year is to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight.

Carpenters said...

I am signing up for aquacize class 3 days a week. I am pregnant with my 4. Thought this would be a great way to stay in shap....Great Givaway. I hope, oh I really hope you pick me! Yippee.

Becky said...

My goal this year is to stick to my plan....stay active everyday. With two small kids....it can be hard to find the time...but I am dedicated to to it this year. So far...so good.

just stumbled upon your blog....it's great!

shauna said...

This sounds dumb, I know, but I REALLY want to be able to do the splits again:)

Amz said...

I am running my first half-marathon March 8! My goal is to finish it without walking. Also to continue my routine after the race.