The good Coach Julia and I share a love of training diaries. We do like apps and gadgets but it’s never quite as satisfying as recording your toil and triumphs on paper. But we’re very fussy and could never find the perfect diary that had all the nerdy features we wanted.
So about a year ago we decided to create our own diary for runners and after months and months of obsessive writing and tweaking we finally finished it in December.
It’s a 12-month perpetual diary so it can be started any time of year. It’s designed by the uber-talented team at Papermoustache and contains 52 weeks of bold, beautiful pages to track the nitty-gritty of your workouts from mileage, shoes, weather, races and moods. And because it’s not all about stats, there’s inspiring quotes and running wisdom from Coach J…. plus space for free form writing, doodling or sticker sticking!
Making this thing was such a highlight of 2012. After nearly two years of Up & Running being an online creation, it was such a rush to create something you could actually hold in your hands. Gave me a delicious shiver down the spine. Making stuff ROCKS!
Are you a diary nerd too? I’m giving away a full-colour Up & Running training diary. Simply leave a comment on this post to enter. If you’re reading via an RSS feed, Facebook or Goodreads, you need to click through to the blog. Entries close Tuesday 31 January 2013 at 9PM GMT. Winner will be drawn at random. Click here to view the terms and conditions of the Sell Out. * Actual diary is made of paper, cardboard and a metal spiral; contains no actual blood or sweat.