Janathon round up

Janathon summary

I think at best I could mark my Janathon effort a B minus. Good start, but could certainly do better. However, it certainly got me doing more exercise than I would otherwise have done for the first month of the year. I sort of scraped over the bare minimum of exercise for 23 days. I’ve never exercised for 23 consecutive days, so that’s a positive. But having fallen off the streak, I completely fell off the streak. In part that may well be due to the January squats, pressups & situps challenge having got to a timeconsuming and somewhat arduous level. In which case I just gave up rather than try and catch up. Now that is typical.

Take this weekend as a case in point. I should have run Friday, but it was really cold and we had snow, so I stayed in and worked all day, safely tucked up next to my radiator. In fairness I was shattered and promptly ran out of steam in the middle of ringing Friday evening, when I found myself yawning all through a touch of Stedman Cinques. Saturday I could have run, but again, had a fit of the really don’t want to be cold and can’t be arseds. Sunday morning we rang, then went shopping. Home and lunch meant it was an afternoon outing, if at all, but the sofa and a book seemed far more attractive than a run in a freezing cold wind.

I keep hoping that the weather and lighter evenings will mean that my desire to get out and run will be met more often and less easily put off. Janathon was interesting and I certainly enjoyed reading some of the blogs and exploits of the more committed participants, but ended up being rather so-so on my part. Could do better – should do better. Time to get myself in gear again.

2 responses

  1. Ok, so perhaps you did not complete the challenge exercises as prescribed. (For the last quarter only?). However, activities such as ringing bells, running out and the wi are energetic exercises too? That said it is important to perform the core exercises and especially the stretches as well – regularly.
    Just a thought about the shoulder and neck problems you report, be careful with backpack running and ringing bells – handheld and ropes?
    Anyways, you deserve at least an A- for January’s effort and results. You have started the year off really well!
    I am looking forward to what you bring to February .. Good luck.

    • I don;t tend to think of things I usually do as exercise, so it felt like counting walking and ringing as exercise is somehow cheating. Which it isn’t, but I see it like that.
      Yup,it’s a funny world in my mind.
      Thanks for commenting so positively though. šŸ™‚

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