Thursday, January 19, 2017

Putting It In Writing...

I started to use my Commit30 planner today...

I didn't get very far to be honest but I can't begin to tell you how nice it was to check off all the days that I've kept up my blogging and running streak...
(I like it when the calendars match 😊)

I was thinking about getting a different colored pen for each of the monthly goals I set but maybe that will make it too messy? We'll see. It definitely needs more... pizzazz (so stickers and other fun stuff will be coming soon).

Even though my goal is to blog every day and run at least a mile every day for the entire year, breaking those streaks down into monthly goals makes them more manageable. But, because that means having the same goals listed every month, I decided to add a third goal (that will more than likely change each month). For January, I am going to try something new. I haven't figured out what that "something" will be yet so if you have any suggestions please let me know (I could count the Pure Barre class I did last weekend as my "something new" for this month, but it kind of feels like cheating since I did it already). 

One of the main things I need to start putting in the Commit30 planner is all the races that I'm registered for this year. I recently agreed to join a triathlon relay team (I'll be swimming) so that will more than likely be my April event. I was searching for another half marathon to run, but for right now just one event a month (running or swimming) is more than enough for me physically (and financially). 

Part of the reason not to double up on events within the same month is so that I can save as much as possible. When I travel to Berlin and Chicago for my marathons this year I definitely don't want to be over my race savings budget. And the other reason is that I know I have other travel events that will come up this year and I want to be prepared for them. Not all of those travel events will be running related, but there will be race related travel that I'm already anticipating through my ZOOMA Ambassadorship...

For the past several training runs I've been running in the evening when I get home from work. Most of the time it's been because I've gone to bed late the night before and I wasn't able to get up for an early morning run...
But tomorrow morning I really want to run with my usual group (instead of running solo) so I'm going to try and make an effort to go to bed early earlier tonight. 

I hope your running and training are going well so far!

What time do you normally go to sleep?

How do you budget for your race related expenses?

What should my "something new" for January be?


  1. Im not too good with planning ahead of time and budgeting... I tend to sign up for races on a whim lol. My next half is in a couple weeks but I'm not sure when I'll do my next one! Last year I did one in June and I think it was just waaaay too hot so I feel like I need to be done by about April-ish and not plan to do another till maybe September?

    Love the planner!! I tend to not follow through but last year I started a bullet journal and I have stuck with it! I also use the Believe training journal.

    1. I tend to plan ahead so far in advance that it can be detrimental lol (like signing up for a race on the same day that I have a race that I'm already registered for! June is going to be hot for sure. Sometimes even April can be hot in Florida :(
      I heard about a bullet journal before, how do you like it?


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