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New Year!


Help!  When did New New Years eve creep up on me so fast?

Janathon starts tomorrow and I’ve still got loads of unwritten posts from December to get round to posting!  I guess at least it might give me something to write about in January.

And who’s idea was it that I should spend the New Year finishing off the painting and decorating in our holiday home?  Oh, that will be me booking the new carpet for Friday 3rd…

Anyway, Happy New Year and Hello bloggers (or non bloggers) new and old. I’m looking forward to a January of running (or exercising) and blogging (of some sort) everyday!

I’ve had an unusually good preparation for Janathon this year because I’ve (actually been running) been building up to and started marathon training for the London marathon so have run or cross trained 3 to 5 times a week since November.

A couple of weeks ago I got a bit of the parkrun bug back when I went to Fulham Palace parkrun to help Louise celebrate her 100th different uk parkrun venue and a couple of weekends ago ran a great 10K at Regents Park with Alma.  Both runs ended up being surprise good runs where I ran good times feeling I was getting back on form.  Looks like the training is beginning to pay off! It’s also thanks to the power of running buddies to get me up, out and motivated.

That’s one of the things that I’m looking forward to about Janathon.  I might be running on my own many days but I will imagine I have a date with each and every Janathoner for every parkrun or run so will just  have to get out there and join you all.

Janathon will be a bit diferent for me this year.  I won’t be running every day nor chasing a target total mileage or competing on the ”table of doom”.  I will be following my marathon training plan, cross training  and using my total rest days for much neglected stretching to avoid injury. Plus there are the other many creative forms of exercise to consider, not to mention the famous Dressing Gown dash!

Bring on Janathon and 2014.

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 “New Year!

  1. Happy New Year Rachel looking forward to running ( somewhat behind) with you in 2014 xxxxx

  2. Yes I can’t wait for 2014 to start! Just wondering…what is Janathon? I actually had a really good start to ’13, losing 50lbs but eventually falling off the last 3 months of this year. Hoping to get back into running, which was something I enjoyed…best of luck going into the NEW Year!

  3. Stretching. There’s the thing missing from my schedule of activity.
    I think perhaps I ought to do an entirely stretching-based Janathon.
    Good luck with the marathon training.

  4. Happy new year and good luck for your marathon training. I look forward to cheering you on!

  5. I think my Janathon is going to be a lot like yours. After getting soaked volunteering at parkrun, then getting soaked again walking the dog, I can not face going for a run and getting soeaked again – so core work it is today 🙂

  6. HNY2U2! Best of luck for London.

  7. Stretching and foam rolling for me, too. We can keep each other company.

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