ETA: I have reached my $2k goal, and so the giveaway winners are: Pam and Christine! Yay! Email me – khiguchi at gmail dot com!!
I cannot seem to recall the first time I heard about the Believe I Am Training Journal, but when the newest edition was released a few months ago – in a gorgeous new red package, to boot – I knew I had to get in on it.
More than just a simple notebook, the Believe I am Training Journal is a sort of living, personal document that is meant to hold as much or as little information about you and your running journey as you want to share. It contains quotations, stories, prompts, and lots of open space to doodle, dream and record life moments, inspire goal setting and more.
Created by elite professional runners Lauren Fleshman (yes, THAT Lauren Fleshman!) and Roisin McGettigan Dumas, this is a book that you’ll be sure to reach for each day, as I surely have! (Seriously. Mine lives on the nightstand.)
Now, here’s a funny story…when I ordered my copy, I added two to my online shopping basket. I wasn’t really 100 percent sure what I wanted to do with the second copy, but at $18.97, it just seemed like the right thing to do for some reason. Well, as fate would have it, when the package came in the mail, I hurriedly tore open the package, only to find…ONE journal.
I checked the package for a packing slip, but there was none. Quickly, I checked my email confirmation to make sure that I had, in fact, ordered two. Yes…there must have been a mistake, I thought…so I contacted customer service and lo and behold, my inquiry was addressed by Ro (Roisin McGettigan!) herself.
She apologized for the mixup, and not only offered multiple options for receiving the second copy (including express ship and the option to buy the journal locally and receive a refund) but when I did receive that second copy, I was blown away to find that she had sent over a signed copy!
Now, for the past few weeks, I’ve been contemplating what I might do with this second copy, when this morning, it dawned on me – what if I could pay it forward to someone out there who inspires ME? What if I could gift this beautiful, inspiring item with someone who might be looking for that ONE THING that motivates them to DREAM BIG and TAKE CHANCES this year?
So, here it is…I will send this SIGNED copy of the Believe I Am Training Journal to the person who shares something with me – a dream, a goal, or a wish – and in my own goal-setting of forging toward $2,620 for 26.2 with DONNA, it will be sent out to a random winner when my fundraising reaches $2,000, or my team’s fundraising reaches $10,000 – whichever comes first.
Thank you! ❤