Saturday, April 10, 2010

It's Official....

I HAVE A SPONSOR!

For the past three years now, I have had it in my head that I wanted to run 40 marathons by the time I am 40 years old. Life got in the way, the economy went to crap, we had to cinch up our belts and stick to a budget, oh yeah, there was the fact that we lived on a tropical island for a year... I finally got it in my heart that this just wasn't going to happen, I just wasn't going to get to run my goal. A few months ago we moved back to the mainland and HOPE was on the horizon. Could I really do this with just the little bit of time that I had left? 

So, here we are 14 months until I turn 40, Ugh! 

But I have good news, I just found out that Little Caesars of Southern Utah will be helping me achieve my goal of 40 by 40! I am so grateful! I will be running 25 marathons over the next 14 months! I am so excited!  

Never give up, never surrender!

My first marathon as a "sponsored" runner will be the Salt Lake City Marathon next weekend (April 17), and then averaging two a month until June of 2011. 

Thank you so much to Little Caesars for helping me achieve my goals! 

I just want to say that no matter what obstacles get in our way or how many times people may laugh at our ideas, we have to just keep running past those that don't believe in us and run towards those that do!

Keep running! 

33 comments:

Running for Me said...

How awesome! Congratulations!!

Sunflower Kisses said...

Congrats!

Sarah said...

Wow...how awesome!!!!

Marlene said...

Oh wow, exciting stuff to have a sponsor! Go get 'em!

Will you be carb loading with pizza? :)

Janice {Run Far} said...

I am so jealous. I would love to make this a goal for me. Of course I still have 7 years. I am so happy for you. I am curious as to what exactly they will pay for and how it works.... will you send me a private FB message? :) are you going to run Utah Valley marathon?

Trail Runner said...

Great blog...thanks for sharing and motivating!

misszippy said...

Wow--amazing feat ahead of you and great that you got sponsored!

Run Jess Run said...

Congrats!! Don't forget to carb load on all that crazy bread!!!

RunnerDude said...

Awesome News! Congrats!!!

Cynthia O'H said...

Wonderful news! Congrats!

H Love said...

I too would like to hear more of how that works?? Very cool and way to go!

Karen said...

Oh my - that is awesome! What a cool goal... 25 in 14 months, I cannot even imagine. You are a rock star :)

akjenniekt said...

That is so great! I know you will achieve your goal- good luck!!

skinnyrunner.com said...

wow, congrats on the sponsor. does this mean you get all you can pizza? yes please!

Molly said...

How cool!! And pizza?! yum.....

Leslie said...

Wow Stacey, that is great! I'm so happy you found a way to continue your goal. And yay for a yummy sponsor :)

ShutUpandRun said...

This is so cool. I can't see straight imagining running that many marathons in 14 months, but I am impressed with your goal and can't wait to follow (stalk) you on your journey

Candice @ I Have Run said...

Congrats on the sponsorship!! I'm so excited for you!

Staci Dombroski said...

That is amazing news! I can't wait to continue to follow your journeyt :)

Lisa said...

I felt like this was a joke at first - 25 marathons in 14 months?! That's AMAZING! Good luck! Can't wait to read all about them!

The un-Zen Runner said...

You are a complete animal!! Just going to eat up 25 marathons in the next 14 months. Awesome. Looking forward to hearing your progress.

Kelly Leigh said...

Wowza! This is seriously amazing! 25 marathons in 14 months??? I'm impressed. And also Little Caesar seems to be such an unlikely sponsor for this, I'd love to know how it all came about! Congrats!

Meg said...

Oh man! Sweet! Also, awesome quote, I love that movie ^_^

Enjoy the runs, and keep us posted!

JF said...

Congrats onthe sponsor! I am in awe of you and all those marathons you have planned!

Julie said...

Wow, 24 marathons in 14 months!! Go you!! Congrats on getting a sponsorship:)

Sherri said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Your crazy!!!! But I am just honored to be able to follow along! Your amazing! Congrats on the sponsor!!!

Firefly's Running said...

Congrads!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Thanks for joining my journey of running through life. I usually say something like, I hope we can learn from and inspire each other but after reading a little of YOUR blog I am sure YOU will be inspiring me! 25 marathons in 14 months! Are you for real?!? I am ... jealous. I can not wait to read more about how you will accomplish your goals. How exciting!!

What does your family think of your goals? Do you have kids? Do you work? I am filled with questions.

Congrats on the sponsor!

Mary IronMatron said...

That is So COOL! Congrats! And a marathon every two weeks? That is insane and awesome! Can't wait to follow your travels as you go for it.

Lily on the Road said...

Holy WOW!!

I loved reading this post, CONGRAT'S!!!

Best Wishes and I look forward to reading all about your journey to your goal!!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Amazing!!! Congrats to you, that's so awesome!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Wow a sponsor you are sooooo big time!!

Denise said...

coolest...thing...ever!!!