Sunday, 1 January 2012

Janathon the First

Happy New Year Everyone!  
I'm so excited to be taking part in Janathon for the first time this year.  I've just come off the injury bench and a woeful lack of motivation combined with a severe case of the grumps meant that cross training just didn't happen in those five months.  As a result, I gained quite a bit of weight (weighed in this morning at a very round 14 stone) and lost a lot of fitness.   Hard to believe that this time last year I was starting my training for the Brighton Marathon!

In any case, I'm very glad that Janathon is here as I need all the support and motivation that I can get and this morning it got me out of the door.  I have to build slowly to avoid my heel flaring back up again, so today's aim was to run for 20 minutes around the playing field as I am not allowed on hard surfaces just yet.

I got up first thing and walked the dog for an hour.  There weren't many people about at 8 o'clock this morning and I felt glad that I hadn't boozed it up the night before as I got to enjoy the countryside at its most peaceful.  Got home, fed the dog, pulled together all of the enthusiasm that I could muster and headed to the playing field.  Not the most interesting of runs, but I achieved my goal, running 1.68 miles in 20:21. It wasn't fast and it wasn't pretty but it felt great to be back out there and make a start.


  1. Can I be your first commenter of 2012?
    Have a great year.
    Food wise, I am taking a little interest in this LCHF thing as a progression to a more healthy nutrition. I am Mr Sceptic so not yet sure, but sounds interesting and my biochemistry background has not set off any 'shit-science' alerts yet. This is a good (but lengthy) link to show what I am looking at.

  2. Well done for getting out there! All the best for the rest of Janathon!

  3. Good for you for being up and about so early! I have no doubt that Janathon will be no trouble for you. x

  4. Great blog! and a great start to the year. X

  5. Well done for a good early start. Looking forward to more photos of Murdoch over the next 30 days!

  6. Ooooh, will we be getting to read dog-jogs or is Murdoch not as keen as you are? Sounds like a very good start to the year, the worst thing you can do is get over-confident and risk aggravating your injury.