Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas GIVEAWAY - Let's Get Organized

Hello World!!
It has been CRAZY here in Toronto! We have dealing with Ice Storm 2013. The power was out for almost 24 hours. I have been sans internet for the last 3 days - a serious struggle for a girl who is constantly attached to her phone (#firstworldproblems). But going analog for the last few days was not the end of world. The hubby and I spent the first few days of our holidays snuggled up inside, playing board games, catching up on some reading, and drinking wine by candle light.

Admittedly not the worst way to start my Christmas Break. But now we are back on track! So I can finally blog about my AWESOME CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!!!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I never go anywhere without my planner. I have literally had an colour coordinated analog planner every year since the 7th grade. And I am convinced I would lose my head without it. In fact I may or may not have had a mild freak out last week when I couldn't find it one afternoon. Things may have devolved into tears and furiously tearing apart my entire apartment. Turns out it was just in my car, and had happened to fall out of my purse, so the crisis was shortly averted. Whew! 

I have tried to go digital a couple of times... But I just don't like it. There is just something about that little book. I need to write it down, hold it in my hand, be able to turn the pages, and see it in black and white. 

So when Lisa from Personal_Planner.com (link) contacted me to ask if I would be interested in customizing my own planner I obviously jumped at the chance. Now, because I am a little organization nut, I had obviously long purchased my 2014 agenda. But I needed a separate one to be able to track my Ironman 70.3 training! So I was really excited to try out their service.

I customized the cover with one of my favourite Motivational Pinterest images, and made workouts a daily focus. There is plenty of space to track each workout, tally my mileage, note my heart rate, and add notes about my training sessions, upcoming races, diet, sleep, aches/pains, etc. You name it! I can track it. It is one of the reasons I like to have a whole separate training planner.  It is the perfect way to keep track of your training and keep your race schedule organized. 
It is a Run Nerd Dream Come True!!

I love how mine turned out! 
Lisa has also offered a chance for one of you to customize your own planner for 2014! It is the perfect way to kickstart your 2014 fitness goals and make this your best year yet!! So let's get organized! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good Luck!
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten

48 comments:

  1. I'm also a planner need too! I have a moleskin planner and everything is color coordinated from birthdays and anniversaries, to races and work events. I couldn't live without it!

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  2. In 2014 I plan for my first ever BQ and to help raise more money to help cancer patients, survivors, and their families.

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  3. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! I just went to Staples the other day because my favorite part of the year is buying my NEW planner - and they were all like $45 !!! WHAT IN THE EFF!!!! They were flimsy things too - I would pay $45 if it came with a personal assistant, or gave me live reassurance EVERY DAY - but nope it was a spiral bound POS! So I am going to try and WIN this planner you're giving away!!!!!! Determined lol!

    OXOXOXOX love you! Merry XMAS!! :)

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  4. Ironically, I plan to get more organized in 2014!

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  5. I need to start running again!!

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  6. I'm running the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon in 2014 with my sister, I can't wait!

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  7. I trained all last year but shied away from doing races so I would use the planner to set the dates for upcoming races which I will sign up for! My goal is to run a half marathon this 2014

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  8. With 6 trail races, 3 obstacle races, 2 10Ks and another half marathon on the plans so far this is a runnerd dream come true!!

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  9. 2014 starts off well with a half-marathon in mid-January. I have tentative plans to run another half-marathon in late April. In between, there will lots of running with a stronger emphasis on cross training.

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  10. Rachel H rcharple@gnail.com24 December 2013 at 17:34

    Finally reaching my goal weight and training for my first ever 30k and full-marathon

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  11. I want to continue to get stronger and more muscular!

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  12. I have big plans for some PRs....and a brand new race distance, which I think you know about :)

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  13. Love it. I haven't gone digital with my planner (for running or work) and I am a gadget gal! Next year I hope to become stronger and shave a bunch of time off my marathon PR. (Happy Holidays btw... first time reader)

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  14. For some reason, I have also returned to a paper planner, both for fitness and day to day activities. Sometimes it's easier to see the whole picture rather than a digital segment.

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  15. I am hoping 2014 will be a big year for me. I am hoping to run my first ultra and start my life fresh and new.

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  16. I love a good old fashioned paper planner. I can't do the digital kind either. Tried but they just aren't the same.

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  17. I am still working on trying to figure out 2014.

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  18. Complete my first half ironman, beat my marathon time, go with the flow more and be disciplined about my workouts... the planner would definitely help!

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  19. I use Google Calendar for EVERYTHING - life gets too crazy to NOT organize!

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  20. This year I'm planning on running my first half! I also am participating in 14 in 2014! I've decided that my New Year's Resolution will be to buy at least 1 Christmas present every month to keep holiday time spending at bay!

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  21. I will be completely overhauling my diet & incorporating a lot more exercise in my life. This will be a lifestyle chane.

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  22. This is my year!!! I am planning on doing my first 13.1 in May which scares the crap out of be but I think that's a good thing. I agree, nothing beats a paper organizer!

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  23. Wow this is so what I need! My plan for 2014 is to work on my time management skills, focusing on my career and also stress-management, getting back into yoga a bit.

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  24. I am hoping to run my first marathon in 2014!

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  25. I want to work out more consistently, as well as complete 3(!) half marathons and my second sprint tri! A planner like this would be SUPER helpful to keep track of training plans and events.

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  26. I'm going to have my first baby!! It's a big year :)

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  27. 2014 Goal: grow my business. It's big and general, but the SMART goals are better left for a fancy new planner, not your comments section :) Great giveaway!

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  28. So glad it isn't just me. I currently have my 2013 and 2014 planners in my purse. I too tried to go digital, but it just is not the same.
    My 2014 plans include finding a way to better balance my busy life and to better balance my workouts.

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  29. I'm running my second Half on January 19th! My first was Dec. 8th & I loved it!!

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  30. Oooh! I'm kinda jealous of your nerdy awesome planner. I just got my 2014 Franklin pages, so I'll retweet for you!

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  31. i just bought a fitbook because i like the paper/pencil feeling, too! would love this planner for 2014!

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  32. 2014 goal is to have plans in one place. I already have a planner that I love, but isn't quite workking out for me. Must check Personal Planner out.

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  33. My plans: races, vacations, hopefully moving!

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  34. I too, love the tactile experience of recording things in a treeware planner instead of using software. My goals in 2014 include many races and other personal milestones. And, I forgot to buy a new paper planner so this would be perfection.

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  35. My Bucket List for 2014: First Full Marathon, One Triathalon, Buy my First House and First Real Job out of University

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  36. My goal is to finally get myself properly organized in all facets of my life.

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  37. In 2014, I pray that we finally have our renos completed & the house sold, get in better shape & start up an organic garden! :0)

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  38. I want to run a sub-2 hour half marathon and then buy a road bike for a fall duathlon.

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