This may be my favorite GTD tracking mechanism!

That’s my friend Helene up there with her personal USMS Go the Distance (GTD) progress chart that she has up in her Classroom… how cool is that? Helene, like myself, participated in GTD all last year and we’re both big fans! Here’s a snippet of a note she sent me about it:

“Setting a goal, and watching it become a reality (I guess more than just sitting back and watching!) has been an awesome experience. GTD has been wonderfully inspiring.”

This is one of the things I like best about GTD is that you can set your own goals and get to them in your own way. Helene decided she wanted to swim 100 big miles in 2009, she tracked her distance with GTD, and hit her target late in December! High five Helene! My only question now is what’s the target for 2010?

As of this moment there are 945 participants across all of USMS in GTD… seeing as USMS is 50,000 members deep I think that number should be way bigger! You can read more about the program and get signed up here.

A few bonus pieces of GTD news have come to my attention since the last time I wrote about it. First off, it’s sponsored this year and there are prizes! Check it out:

Secondly, you can now get daily results! I am super geeked out on this! There’s been a few days that I’ve gone to the pool just to ensure I stay at the top of my age group in GTD. If we were still in once a month mode on the results side I wouldn’t have that push.

If you’re using GTD right now, go here to see where you stack up in the daily results!

Go Get Signed Up Now!

8 Responses to “It’s Almost the End of January… Have You Signed Up for GTD?”

  1. Pat says:

    I'm definitely at the top of my age group … How the heck to they find that much time to swim? But GTD did encourage me to drag my butt out of bed this morning (in the snow)

  2. Rob D says:

    I got out to an early lead in my age group and I have no desire to give it up! Might have to find a hotel pool to do laps in Sunday morning in Vegas!

  3. Henry Halff says:

    Hey Rob: You should check the link for "find out more about …"

  4. Rob D says:

    Yikes… thanks Henry, I got it fixed!

  5. Pat says:

    How in the world do people find time to swim 90 miles in less than a month? I understand being much faster than me, but am more than a little discouraged at the 80-90 miles already posted in my age group.

  6. Rob D says:

    90 miles already? Wow… I want to have that kind of time too! I'm excited about just being over 30!

  7. Jinxi says:

    I am signed up for the GTD – yay! It took me awhile to find myself though (ha ha). I am 39 now, but apparently you are put where you will be when 2010 is over, so I've been in the 40-44 category and finally realized it the other day (LOL). =)

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