running blog

A productive day.


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!

Janathon Totals:

24/31 days run   88.36 miles.

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

9 thoughts on “A productive day.

  1. Love the look of those muffins, fat free too :o)
    Well done, just 7 runs to go…we can do it!!!!

  2. You were definatley flying sub 7 mile pace, thats great. Starbucks, starbucks starbucks everwhere is who we have to thank for walking hot drinks I believe. Glad you had a productive day both with the running and with that dirty to do unwritten job list. As you say we can do it

  3. Great looking muffins – and fat-free as well! You can definitely eat more than one.

  4. There must be something about today being “when the training pays off” because I felt this way too! And what is it with Janathoners and cooking delicious looking food? All this running is meant to be making us all slim and fit, and those people aren’t meant to even think about cakes and muffins, yet every one of you seems to be cooking the most incredible stuff! The extra calories burnt must be playing a part but woah I could really eat those.

  5. Love Janathon as a way of putting off your to do list 🙂

  6. I dunno about everyone else, but I run BECAUSE I bake… and more often eat… delicious cake! I know @K as in Cake would agree with me!! Those muffins look great… and sub 7 minute!!! WOW!!!! Fantastic running! All in all a good day if you ask me! 🙂

  7. Fat free muffins, recipe please! I’ve managed to put on weight this month!

  8. Those muffins look delicious, yum yum 🙂 What a great run you had, impressive! I too am definitely feeling the benefits of Janathon which i didn’t expect to be saying at this point in the month! Hope your last 7 runs turn out to be as good as Day 24!

Leave a Reply to jensruns2011 Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s