Janathon Day 24.
In pre-Janathon times I used to use my to-do list as an excuse for not running. Very handy when it was cold wet and miserable. Over the past 3 weeks I have used running as an excuse for not doing my to-do-list!
I was going to run this morning, but while waiting for my breakfast and coffee to go down I got distracted by my emails. I found myself being surprisingly productive for the first time in a long while. I postponed my run and miraculously managed to finish a few things that I’ve been meaning to get round to for ages.
By the time I did run, as usual I had not left myself much time. Pre-Janathon I would have left it to another day, but it is Janathon and it had to be done and in 40 minutes. I set off deciding to run for 20 mins and then turn round and make my way home. I choose roads that I hadn’t run on before where possible which made a different and fresh loop. It was school kick out time so some places were a little crowded which slowed the pace a bit. It’s amazing how many people walk around carrying coffee cups so I had lots of dodging and swerving to avoid them. I really enjoyed it and felt I was flying today. For all my worry about pains in my legs and injuries, Janathon has improved my running. I am definitely fitter because I ran without feeling tiered or out of breath at any point. Towards the end I was on a long straight stretch and found myself really going for it for half a mile just because I felt strong. It was even better getting some good pace feedback of sub 7 min miles for a moment or two!
Mondays are always grumpy day in my house after school so to try to sweeten things up I made a batch of chocolate muffins in my new muffin cases. More productivity - I will have to take it easy tomorrow! They Turned out OK and we all liked them. Later, however, I realised I’d forgotten to add the sunflower oil. Fat free chocolate muffins! So I ate several more, after all they won’t keep!
4.52 miles 42.49 mins
Only a week to go Janathoners – we can do it!
24/31 days run 88.36 miles.