Keeping a Journal
Keeping a Journal
This post isn’t necessarily about the new book I’m reading, Eat & Run, by Scott Jurek. Though I’m looking forward to it, thanks to a run club friend passing it along! It’s been on my list for a while. I also just downloaded audio versions of The Long Run and Running For My Life.
But anyway, I have been attempting to journal a bit more while in my photography off-season and laid up on the couch with ACL recovery. I started writing about my injury in a small red notebook from a Christmas gift, and a couple of times I wrote about life in my black Moleskine meant for businessy brainstorming. But all of it felt kinda forced, awkward… like, who the heck am I writing to anyway? What do people REALLY write when they know someone’s always able to read it?
Well, I was walking in the mall yesterday – for my knee, not because I wanted to scope out how WEIRD malls have become – and I popped in to Barnes & Noble specifically for their Moleskine section. I love that the company finally realized they should make their hard notebooks in various colors. So would I get the red or the green I’ve been eyeing? BOOM! There was purple! My go-to running color these days…
What I love most about this blog (and Facebook page!) is that I’m free to be fun and casual and use iPhone photos – all things I can’t be on my professional photography site. Like, I’m actually typing this blog post from my phone! So PURPLE would be my fun color for this personal journal too! Decided.
I’m going to do my best to keep it up… to write, by hand, about all things and any things. Turns out there are some great writing prompts on Pinterest and other writing blogs out there. Some will be about running for sure, some will include brainstorming for this site, but other days I might just write about life, foolish things and the big questions that lie ahead of or behind me.
Do you keep a journal? Do you keep a running, fitness or health-specific journal? How has it affected you? If you have any favorite resources, I’d love to hear them!