Category Archives: #Janathon

Posts about the other -athon. The colder one.

#Janathon 8/31 – went to Liverpool, had a Facial


So that’s today’s excuse for not lacing up the trainers and going for a run.

I had the amazing Validation Facial at Lush’s newest (& biggest) Spa in Liverpool. It’s amazing and so relaxing. And I keep touching my face, because it feels awesome.

I knew I wouldn’t want to do anything afterwards. So I walked from home to the train station before hand. That’s actual mileage. (3 ish to be a little less vague) I went a distance further than my stairs, and longer than the minute plank I would probably be doing right now, if I hadn’t walked this morning.

I’ll run tomorrow. Honest.

I mean it.

6/31 #Janathon


Plank or running up & down the stairs, my Janathon dilemma.

I opted for Plank, and managed a minute and 3 seconds. BUT IT KILLED ME!

I have a week off work starting tomorrow, so if I can manage to tear myself away from knitting & drinking coffee I might get out there and do some running.

#Janathon 5/31


On the 5th day of Janathon, I remembered Planks are quicker than running up & down the stairs, and are less noisy too.

So I planked, for 8 seconds then 25 seconds, because I was embarrassed about only getting 8 seconds. I might even try to build up to a minute!

Yeah for silly simple excersises keeping me in Janathon!

#Janathon 2/31 – more walking


I’m really struggling with running motivation, I know it’s early days of Janathon, but I still haven’t done any running.
I did walk from the town center to home after dropping the kids off at the Childminder this morning. So that added another mile and bit to my total.

I think I’m going to attempt to get up early and run tomorrow, and that way I won’t have to run after work, and concentrate on putting kids to bed and cooking my tea!

And whilst I’m talking about food, I’m looking for some suggestions for easy (preferably vegetarian) teas, or meals for a family where meat is the “add on” I could leave off my plate.

Janathon 1/31


I think the 1st day of Janathon is more about more about motivation than actual exercise.
After the past week and a half of beer, fatty foods, afternoon naps and warm evenings sat on my backside, going out into the rain for “fun” wasn’t top of my things to do.
So I took my 2 year old so with me for moral support.

He was chuffed to be going out for a walk, in the dark, wet evening, mostly because I’d bribed him with going to Tesco & buying a toy car.

So together we walked the half mile to Tesco, and spent a good ten minutes checking all the different cars for the best one.

We choose a yellow one & then headed home.

So there we go, one mile (carrying a 2 year old & a car for about 1/3) on the 1st of Janathon.

Janathon is coming: Quick Look Fit!


Today, at some unearthly time, probably before 10am, I saw some people out running, and all my caffeine deprived brain could think of was

Fools. Don’t they know Janathon doesn’t start for another 2 days!?

Although @runbritchicrun pointed out that they could be practicing, so I took the milk and brioche home and went back to eating too much food and drinking all the coffee I could find.

If you’re not signed up to Janathon get over there and do it now!
All you have to do is some form of excerise every day and write about it on a blog, log it on the runfree website, then you get to put your feet up and read about everyone else’s efforts and cheer them on! Its just that easy!

But you’re not officially doing it if you don’t sign up on the Janathon website. So sign up. NOW.

Then you can go yo the Janathon Shop and buy yourself, or your dog, a great t-shirt!


#Janathon Day 5 & thoughts about food


A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
Bruce Lee

Janathon today was inspired by Knittingpenguin’s tweet at how she was only going to run a mile, because she wanted her tea.  I too didn’t want to run, so I copied her & ran a mile too. She ran it quicker than me, head over to her blog & see how much she beat me by!

My record mile was set last #Juneathon at 11:09.

It still stands, I missed it by about a minute, 12:02. I admit it, I walked up the hill over the railway bridge. I think I’ll plan a route that has no hill & then try again on another day.

I’m tired & eating rubbish, and craving junk & sweets & comfort food. As much as I don’t want to do it, I’m going to have to start either logging my food on MyFitnessPal or just in my notebook, at least for a week or 2. I’m also thinking about getting a veg box delivered each week, this *might* encourage me to eat more fruit & make some soup instead of cheese on toast!

I’m going to have to come up with some cunning ways to hide veg in food, as my husband claims that all veg is vile & he can tell if it’s in his meal, also soups / stews aren’t meals, they’re snacks.

Better get googling eh?

#Janathon Day 4


Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
George Washington Carver

I nearly couldn’t be bothered. I nearly stayed at home and stayed warm and just counted the #PlankaDay as my Janthon effort.

But then my friend said he’d drive me to the gym and so I went.

I rowed, I ran then I cross trained.

Then I entered it all into Fitocracy & level’d up! I’m now level 13! (If you’ve no idea what I’m going on about then I posted here about it)