Today is the final day to enter our twitter contest, #begin! Whether you plan to recruit a run buddy, keep mini goals or have a weekly treat to reward your efforts, how do you plan to conquer your goals for 2014? Tell us on twitter @oiselle with the tag #begin (full contest rules and details at the end of post). We will announce our winner today at 6pm PST on Twitter!  To see what tactics other runners are using to crush their goals, click through the links below.

My road to the Olympic Trials begins: Heidi Greenwood lays out a clear format for goal planning, and the best way to achieve the goals you’re after.
Top 13 Run Tips to End 2013: Take one of these tips from Kara Deschenes, writer at Women’s Running Magazine to support your goals in the new year.


The contest rules are simple:
1. Follow @oiselle
2. Every morning at 6am (PST) look for the #Begin question of the day
3. RT & answer 
4. We'll enter 3 tweeps at 6pm (PST) to be in the final drawing on Janurary 5th. 

Grand prize:
A half hour goal setting session via Skype with Lauren Fleshman! In addition, our winner will receive a “Lauren Fleshman is my Homeboy” tee shirt, spike bag, Shwings, Believe I Am training journal and Oiselle threads to get you started.  2014 won't know what hit it! 

Be sure to follow @oiselle and the tag #begin on twitter to help brainstorm your goals with other runnerds for 2014!

jacquelyn scofield