“Mum, can we go running?”
Okay, Janathon hasn`t been my best one in terms of running mileage. I managed a measly 47.3 miles, after all.
But, when Teengirl actually asks to go running, and for no other reason but the sheer pleasure of it, well, that`s a result.
And there were other improvements too…
Janathon also got me over my rain dread. At least temporarily. If I defer runs just because it`s raining, well, then I`m living in the wrong country.
And Janathon made me send away my garmin for repair. I`m poor at manually logging my runs and really miss my garmin for this. Meanwhile, I`ve downloaded Runkeeper onto my new phone but, whipping off my armband and fumbling around to get the phone out means I have to stop to check time and distance.
The alternative is to have Mrs Runkeeper screaming in my ear and I`ve gone past the need for that now. So I`m looking forward to having a replacement garmin in the coming week or so.
Janathon saw me through some sadness in my life too. And the knowledge that, while training sometimes needs to take a back seat, it will always be there to go back to, in some shape or form.
Janathon also saw me finally getting to the core of things….
With my hula hoop and skipping rope! Wonderful crosstraining partners!
Of course, Janathon also brought out the shameless hecklers (There`s two of them linked in there!) who have called for me to post a video of myself working that hula hoop!
Well, just letting you know that I appreciate the feedback and, who knows, if you keep an eye on this space you might be in for a little surprise before the next Janathon!