Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Janathon will be a shock to the system

It's December. It's cold. There's been some amount of snow. I've been for a run outside only twice in the past two weeks and I'm not sure if I've been to the gym more than once. Much to my shame many others have been running regardless of the weather and parkrun went ahead Saturday just gone (although I was on babysitting duty so couldn't have gone anyway). I'm trying to stave off a cold at the moment and at least three other excuses mean I'm losing fitness at a rate of knots. Colleagues of mine have been going to the gym or exercising every day and I feel quite guilty that I've not.

My first event next year is the Reading half so I should be training but I've lost momentum and some motivation. It is with joy and trepidation then that I acknowledge the approach of Janathon. Over 100 people are now signed up and much as I would adore to win a prize I don't think I stand much chance. What I am hoping is that the camaraderie will help to kick start 2011 fitness regime. I will be logging my runs on the RunningFree website and trying to support fellow Janathoners.

Why have I suddenly lost motivation for running? Can't all be Christmas related surely?


  1. Janathon will be a shock to my system too as I haven't done anything remotely resembling exercise for a loooooooooooooooong time! I'm hoping it will provide me with some motivation and good habits though.

    I wish you all the best with Janathon,

    Natalie x (a fellow Janathoner)

  2. Thanks Natalie! All the best to you too. It's going to be a toughie. Kinda looking forward to that vrituous feeling after running on New Year's Day ;)