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Janathon done!

As you can probably guess it had to be seven miles today to round-up to 155 miles or on average 5 miles a day.  I did, for a mad moment, contemplate 12 but that would have been excessive and killed my legs. And anyway it was far too cold for that.  I also have to be able to try to match my mileage come June afer all!

It was cold and trying to snow! But I had to get it done. The first run of the month where I wore 2 long-sleeved layers and my hat and gloves stayed on for most of the time.  A slow start, after a mile or so my calves were tight from running fast laps at BMF yesterday.  I was shuffling along slowly feeling sorry for myself and thinking maybe 2 miles was more appropriate for today.  Fortunately at the 2 mile point I was in the middle of Hyde Park with no oyster card or cash on me!  7 miles it was going to be! By 3 miles and a few repeats of ‘Spirits Having Flown’ by the Bee Gees my legs loosened up, I started to feel good and the rest of the run got better and better.  So much so that I finished with the last 2 miles at HM pace. Running past grid locked traffic always does make me feel good!

So Janathon day 31 done.

31 days run, 31 blogs,  155 miles.

Thank you Cathy and everyone for another great ‘Athon – you’ve all been brilliant.  I’m hoping to catch up with reading blogs over the next few days now I don’t have to blog myself!  Keep up the running and see you in June!

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.

16 thoughts on “Seven!

  1. Well done on the final 7 and reaching the 155 miles – amazing effort. Hopefully I can do a better job on the run distance in June – see you there!

  2. That’s amazing! Absolutely well done you! Now sit back and relax…

  3. Well done, see you on Saturday for the post-Janathon party!

  4. Glad to hear you had a good final Janathon run…I did too 🙂 see you (cyberly) in June!

  5. Well done on a fantastic Janathon effort! (glad you opted for 7 and made it 155 ;-))

  6. Great finish — well done on the century and a half and then some!

  7. well done! Fantastic efforts throughout Janathon and what an amazing mileage! Have loved the lego!! 🙂

  8. Lego has made me smile and fantastic running effort too! 🙂

  9. Congratulations on completing Janathon with such a strong finish and for making it through to February. I’m going to miss your blogs (and of course the lego).

  10. Impressive!

  11. Congratulations on a brilliant Janathon Rachel. Outstanding final total. I’ll have my work cut out keeping up with you in Juneathon! Can’t wait. Good luck and stay in touch. Ian x

  12. Fantastic total, great Lego, entertaining blogs. Wonderful!

  13. amazing!! congratulations 🙂

  14. Wow – you have had a fabathon — well done, I’ll raise a glass or two to you on Saturday (if I can hold one up!) xx

  15. Wise decision not to do 12 miles – an average of 5.16 miles per day doesn’t quite have the same ring about it! 😉
    Well done!

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