Categories: Giveaways, Product Reviews, Training Journal, Training Recap
Miles Run: 72 Lowest mileage since December. Blah.
Miles on Bike: 20 First outside rides of the year!
Pool Swims: 10 sessions. This month I started to calculate distance rather than just swim for 30 minutes. My longest swim was 1300 yds.
Ocean Swim: 1. This wasn’t great because of the salt-in-the-mouth factor but I didn’t have the fear of the water that I used to. Huge progress here.
Strength workouts: 10
Yoga Sessions: 7
Notes: This was not a great running month. My focus was on swimming and I’m thrilled to say, although I’ve got a long road ahead still with form, breathing and endurance, I’m feeling more confident with it. I snorkeled on vacay for the first time ever. I’d always been way too fearful of deep water in the past. We kayaked thru some pretty big ocean swells and I was fine. The old me would not have been. I’m calming down about my tri later this month. That said, I’ve got a 10-mile race I am ill prepared for. And I developed some awful upper respiratory congestion that has kept me from running so far this week.
Here’s what April looks like so far:
April 4: 5k with kids
April 18: 10 miler with BRFs
April 25: 5k
April 26: Tri. No wigging out, just breathe.
Alright let’s get on with the giveaway. Back in high school I had a calendar/planner/assignment notebook thing I carried around called a Chandler’s. Anyone remember those? In addition to school assignments, I had it pasted with all sorts of motivational things I’d cut from my Teen, Seventeen and Glamour Magazines. It was like a day planner and vision board all in one. Gosh I wish I’d kept one to look back at now for a good laugh! Fast forward to now and running journals. I’ve been on Daily Mile for years but face it, it’s not my fave, and I don’t look back on it hardly ever. When Erica from Journal Menu invited me to try one of her customized running journals, my old Chandler’s flashed before my eyes and I was all over it. You can design the cover anyway you want. I went with a combo of strength and running for motivation. It’s so much more than just blank pages inside:
- Each page features an inspirational quote
- 5k, half and full marathon training plans
- Stretching and Injury prevention tips
- Place for race plans and race reviews
- Pace charts
- Daily entries have space for sleep, nutrition, goals, route and more.
Seriously the goodness inside this journal blew me away. Not a runner? There are also journals for yoga, fitness, triathlon and general day planners too. Build your book the way you want it. This is totally a great gift idea.
WIN IT! One lucky reader will win the customized journal of of his/her choice. US residents only please. Note: I was sent a journal free of charge for review purposes. All thought and opinions are my own.