With Labor Day now behind us and schools in session, though none of my kids are in school anymore (yes!), this time of years always feels like a mini New Year to me.
A time to take stock of where I am.
A time to regroup, refocus and/or restart.
And think about what else I hope to do before 2013 is history.
First on the list is finishing my second book! I working on an e-book that will be called BECAUSE YOU CAN. It uses and continues my story, but instead of being all about me, it’s all about YOU and what you can accomplish with what you have. I hope to finish it in the next month or so. Keep reading to see how you can get a copy.
Second on my list is getting back to doing speaking engagements. I took a break for a few months, so I’m super excited to resume speaking in a few weeks.
Some of my upcoming gigs are big, like really big… like cool, impressive and swanky big. They have words like Professional and Symposium in the title. I’m honored to be doing them and preparing for them has been exciting. Yes, each speech is based on my story, so in one way, I don’t need to prepare new material, but each speech takes prep work because I tailor every talk to that audience.
Though I’d still prefer to not have the story I do, using my story as a catalyst to inspire others has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve done, so if you are involved in an event that could benefit from a message of motivation, email me (JanetOberholtzer@gmail.com) for more info about my speaking engagements.
As for running events. I have to keep moving to be ready for the two big events on my schedule. I am on a blogging team and I’m running at the Runner’s World Half & Festival in October. (Note: discount codes on pic at right!)
I’m tackling the Hat Trick, which is a 5k and 10k on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday for a total of 22.4 miles (yikes!) The reason I’m doing those three runs is because that’s my last long training run for the NYC marathon which happens two weeks later on Nov 3rd.
I had trained for NYC marathon last year and it was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy, so I did the D&L Heritage Marathon instead. Which was a great experience, but NYC is NYC… it’s like the super bowl of running, so I look forward to doing it.
And I’m excited and honored to be doing NYC for the IM ABLE FOUNDATION, a non-profit that provides motivation and resources for people with various abilities. Unstoppable Chris is the energy behind IM ABLE and his energy motivates me on many of my long runs.
I came very close to needing assistance to walk, so mobility challenges are near and dear to me. That’s why I’m doing the NYC marathon for IM ABLE. So they can provide options for those who face physical limitations. And I need your help… would you please consider sponsoring me? By joining together, we can make a bigger impact.
If interested, click over to this page for more info.
What’s in it for you? The satisfaction of knowing that you’ve helped make someone’s life easier like Russell and Cindy and many others. And if you give at least $1.00 for each mile of the marathon (26.2 miles) I’ll send you a free copy of my new e-book, BECAUSE YOU CAN when it is released.
Thank you in advance!