Thursday, December 1, 2011

Starting Your Running Journal

Most of you know about my running journal.  Some of you have said you've started your own and many of you have said you want to start one for yourself. And some of you just roll your eyes and laugh at the idea.  Ha!  Different strokes.  At the request of some of you, I've been meaning to write a post with more details on how I use my running journal but instead, I wrote an article for Sparrow magazine about it.  Please go check it out and maybe leave a comment.  There is always a small vulnerable feeling that comes from sharing something like this.  It isn't my favorite piece of writing but it does give you some ideas for how to start a running journal and of things you can include in one.  Plus, Sparrow Magazine is worth checking out!  You will likely find several other articles in this new issue that inspire you.  I know I'm excited to check them out! So, here it is:


The Running Journal; A tool for nourishing the whole athlete.


Thanks for checking it out!  
Amanda

19 comments:

  1. I am terrible at journalling in the traditional sense of the word. For this coming year though I am going to try to keep a running journal like this! You've inspired me! Plus I am starting one for my daughter for her to see when she is older and know what she was like!

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  2. You rock Amanda! Loved your article- I even forwarded it to some of my girlfriends.

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  3. I have tried several running logs but always get bored with it!....i am envious of those who can stick with it...

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  4. You are so mindful with each thing you do - I am trying to be more like that.

    Congrats on the article - it's awesome!

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  5. Very interested. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Love all the creative things you put in your journal - in addition to training times, food, etc.

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  7. I absolutely love this idea! I was just pouring over training logs online trying to decide on one but your journal is much more inspiring so I'm going to give it a shot!

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  8. Awesome! I'll check out the article, and maybe I'll finally start my journal. :)

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE the article! I used to use a running journal and about a year ago went to dailymile to track everything electronically...lately actually I have been thinking of going back to pen/paper style....plus after reading your article I may sooner than later thanks :)

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  10. Congrats on the article! It was well written and a really great description of how to put a journal together. Now I have to get off my butt and do it!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. CONGRATS on the article. You are so amazing. Can we please live in the same city (or the same coast, for that matter) and be friends??

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  12. LOVED seeing your published work, Amanda. You are a multi-talented mama!

    I especially enjoyed seeing the last photo in the article :)

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  13. super interesting. going to check out the article now. i always love the idea of journaling and then am never good at sticking with it :/ i want to learn more about this though...it seems like something I may enjoy doing!

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  14. OOOh, so exciting to see your writing published! Congrats!

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  15. Very good article. I was actually in a craft store yesterday and saw a notebook, thought of you and of starting a running journal. Journaling scares me, though. I kept a daily journal from 12 - 20 years. And threw them all away years later. But I'm thinking a running journal might be "safe." I say with a smile.

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  16. I keep an annual fitness journal and have done for about 20 years. But at the end of the year, when I start a new one, the old one gets torn up and goes out in the trash or gets burned in the fireplace.

    They are just so personal I wouldn't want to share them.

    I love making them thought, and after reading the article you wrote, I can see that you do as well.

    I loved your article - very informative and so many great ideas.

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  17. You are amazing!! I can't wait to read the whole article but it looks GREAT! I think this is the first of MANY of your writings to be published!!!!!!XXX

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  18. I love my Moleskine Passion Wellness Journal :-))

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  19. That's really a great article Amanda. There's lots to take away for it. Personally I'm going to focus on the positive affirmations part - I've been a little negative in my self-talk lately and it's time to turn that around.

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