Friday, 13 January 2012

Back on the Janathon track

When I signed up to do Janathon I had decided not to count my daily dog walking as exercise.  Not that there's anything wrong with it - I'm walking cross country and sometimes I get quite puffed.  But the goal of Janathon for me was that I wanted to increase my activity levels.

So in that respect, the past week has been something of a washout.  It started with a grotty cold last Friday and was exacerbated by a really busy week at work.  So I've not done any additional exercise since last week.

But today I managed to get myself organised and popped my gym kit and work clothes into the car when I went to walk Murdoch and headed to the gym straight after the walk.  It wasn't a super long session, I did 15 minutes on the treadmill (2k, 190kcal burned), followed by 15 minutes on the crosstrainer (2.25k, 175kcal burned).  Then I did my calf stretches and strengthening exercise before hitting the shower. 

As I sit here at my desk sipping on a cup of tea, I'm feeling pretty good.  I need to remind myself of this next time I think I'm too busy to fit in a workout.

Today's workout was sponsored by this song.  Came bouncing through my headphones as I was on the crosstrainer and immediately lifted my mood. Treat yourself and add it to your exercise playlist.


  1. ah, but a workout is not something you fit is something you fit around it. Welcome back :-)

  2. I have to admit work is getting in the way of my Janathon effort. Well done for a good workout.