We’re starting a new weekly feature on Running With Mascara, and it’s called Wedding Wednesday! My name is Jennifer, and I’m one of the newest bloggers for Running With Mascara. Since I’m getting married next June, it only makes sense that I share my knowledge and experience in planning with you! Keep reading for this week’s entertaining (for you, not me…) story!

Today, I wanted to look back at my New Year’s goals that I created back on December 29th. I mean a lot can happen in 4 months. Honestly, I can’t even remember all my goals, which is why I think it’s time to revisit them and see how I’m doing.

Here are the goals I set at the very end of last year:

1. Get in shape for my wedding. Classic, right? At least my wedding is in September, so there’s an end in sight for this one. I already work out consistently, so the key will be to keep things new and fresh so that my workouts don’t become stale. I want to include a larger focus on strength training, which I do, but not as much or as well as I could.

This week, RWM is featuring the newly engaged Nicole from her blog, RunnerNic…well, the name is under construction, but if you keep reading you’ll find out all about it!  This running blog has recently taken a turn toward the wedding side! So read up to follow her training, racing and now, tons of exciting wedding preparation!

1. Tell us a bit about your blog?

I LOVE blogging! Its such a great form of keeping track of what’s going on in your life.  Blogging has truly opened my eyes to other forms of social networking. I’ve met some pretty awesome people through my blog & I’m excited to see what the new year will bring!

In following up with my New Year’s resolution and personal goals, I’ve officially registered for the Lake Geneva Marathon in lovely Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on Saturday, May 7, 2011!

You might recall my last marathon recap, in which I got sick the night before, couldn’t eat my giant pre-race meal and had an extremely difficult time getting through those 26.2 miles. I didn’t want my last marathon to end on a low point, so of course that meant doing it all over again.

Honestly, I think that regardless of how that second marathon went, I’d want to run another one. I am never satisfied unless I am constantly challenging myself, and running a marathon is one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever taken on!  Whereas my previous goals were to finish, my new goal will be to set a PR.