Thursday, July 27, 2017

August Bullet Journal Layout

Hello all!

Today I am going to share with you my Bullet Journal layout for the month of August.

If you are not familiar with Bullet Journals, they are pretty much blank journals with little tiny dots on them so that you can make your own customized journal. A lot of people use the more systematically, but I enjoy them for of the artsy and creative side of it. I like planning things ahead, so I usually make the next months spread the month before. i.e. It is only the end of July but I have had the August spread done since the beginning of July. You will see that a lot of my spots are filled in already due to the fact that I like to be a month ahead. I scribbled out things that I wanted to keep private, but here is the spread!

First and foremost, I got my journal from Barnes and Noble. A lot of people like to use the Leuchtturm 1917 I think that I am going to get that one next (my journal is almost full).

I got this spread idea from AmandaRachLee I always like to have the month name on the right and a quote on the left. Throughout the spread, you will see I also added some Mermaid silhouettes throughout.

Next I always put my August Future Log and my August Task Log. I use the future log mostly for laying out my workout schedule. I am often training for a race, so I like to plan ahead. I usually do not put much on the August Task Log except for mind dumps or reminders of things that I want to do. I have also recently been writing out blog ideas and when I want to post them (so you are getting a sneak peak!).

The next pages are my Run Log and Bills page. On my Run log, I like to write out the day that I ran, distance, time, pace, and location. That way, I can reflect on my runs and hopefully see improvements! Bills are nothing special, but it helps me ensure that everything was paid on time.

Lastly, here is my weekly spread. This is where I log tasks that I am doing daily. As you can see I have the number day and day of the week, followed by any tasks I need to complete, my planned workout, and what I plan on eating that week. As you can see, when I am in Spain I have it blocked out because calories don't count when you're on vacation! Jotter is another place that I will do some mind dump type of things and Meal Ideas is where I plan what meals I want to have the next week. I have been doing a similar spread like this since February, so you will see next month I decided to switch up the format a little bit.

That is pretty much it for my August spread! I hope if you come across this and you like to BuJu that got some inspiration for your next spread!


Samantha Jole

Thursday, July 20, 2017

My 10K Training

Hello all!

I am in the midst of training for the Philly 10K that will be held on August 27th of this year. The course, as the Philly 10K website states, "... starts on South Street near the intersection of 8th and explores large parts of South Philly and Center City before ending back on South between 4th and 5th Street." This should be a pretty cool race because most Philly races are held around the Art Museum, so it will be a new, interesting route. I have heard that they also do not give out medals, but a surprise trinket which is very exciting! I will be sure to let you know in my race recap post.

I started training for the 6.2 miler July 2nd and man has it been BRUTAL. The heat in the Philadelphia area has been pretty unbearable this past week. I ran yesterday in about 96*F, was supposed to run 2.5 miles, but stopped at 2 because I just could not take it anymore. I tried running in a shady area, but it did little for relief of the heat. 

With that being said, I have a 4 miler that I am supposed to be running this Saturday. I will probably try and get up early that morning to try and beat the heat, although looking at the weather it is supposed to be 80 by 8am! UGH!

I will also be traveling to Spain in the beginning of August. It looks like it is even hotter there, when I am scheduled to run 5 miles! I am not sure if I want to explore the city with my 5 mile run or if I will succumb to the "dreadmill". I guess we will see!

How do you get through hot summer runs??