How to Make a Bullet Journal for Running
Whether you are training for a marathon, want to increase your running time, or just get started running - you need these bujo pages to help get your booty moving!
Zen Habits as a really helpful guide that shows you How to Go From Sedentary to Running in Five Steps. What I find most interesting about this article is that before they give you the steps to start running, they discuss WHY you want to start running. Motivations include: improving your health, your mood, lower stress levels, and clarity.
It’s important to ask yourself - Why do you want to start running?
Create a Running Plan
If you’ve never run before and want to get started, all you need is a good pair of running shoes. Then start a habit and keep yourself motivated. I found a really helpful tutorial on How to Start Running from Runner’s World.
They recommend you make plan, stick to the daily schedule, reward yourself, and build a support system. They also include a 7 week plan to help you get going and build your stamina at an achievable pace.
In addition, Nike.com has programs to help you get started on your first 10 runs as well as 8 week plans to help you train for either a 5k or 10k race.
Set a Goal
What could be a better way to start running than to build up to running in a race? Maybe you could partner with a friend or family member and make plans to train and run the race together.
Find Races Near You
Active.com has Running Races
Runner’s World Race Finder
Track Your Running
The best way see yourself improve is by tracking it. Writing down where you started, how you’ve grown, and where you are headed is very impactful.
In this post, I’ll show you how to make 10 inspiring bullet journals for running to keep you motivated and on track with your goals.
If you enjoyed making a running tracker, you may want to track other parts of your life in your bullet journal. Check out lots more tracker ideas here!
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This bullet journalist has created a monthly running log over 4 pages. There’s even a dutch door at the top! Along the top it says Fun Run and then there are perfectly organized boxes for each day of the month and space to record run time length and courses.
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Get motivated to run by creating a running log that looks like a running path. You’ll fill in when you run to reach your goal.
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This running log is accompanied by a workout log so all of your exercise goals and trackers are in one place.
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This runner had a lot of information she wanted to track in her bullet journal, so she combined it into one large chart! In this spread she tracks how often she runs, how far, and how fast.
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This runner is keeping track of the overall amount of running as it compounds in this running log. There are big goals such as 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 miles and a space to write the date when those goals are achieved.
At the bottom of the page is a time tracker for 1 mile, 2 mile, and 5k.
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This simple tracker is helping the runner prepare for a Hot Chocolate Run. Just the name makes me want to join in that race!
The days of the week are written across the top with the weekly dates written down the left side. After a run is completed, the number of miles are filled in and then tallied at the end of the week.
Of course, the major goal, race day is also added to this tracker.
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This running log is added to the middle of a weekly spread.
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In order to prep for a 5k, this runner made a nine week goal to run and walk each week.
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This running log keeps track of the entire year on one page. With the motivational quote in calligraphy, “Run every other day one step at a time.”
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Here’s another simple but very effective running log. Just make rows and rows of boxes. Then color in one box for every mile you run.
It’s Your Turn!
Have you used a running log in your bullet journal? What did you track? How do you stay motivated?
Let me know in the comments below!