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Slacking

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Today I was accused by the Janathon community on twitter of slacking. And it’s true, today I was.

I didn’t have the energy or drive to get out and run today. Even when it stopped raining and looked quite nice out. I was just plain weary, probably because I’ve been increasing my training but not getting as much sleep as I should. I felt it yesterday at BMF when I struggled to move my legs and pick up any speed.

I procrastinated and even made a cake and cleaned the oven but @jogblog told me that cleaning ovens and making cakes didn’t count as exercise. (I should have taken before and after photos to prove how much a task my oven really was!)

I was reminded that slacking was not an option… Made to feel guilty that I was tempting others to slack and asked for photographic proof of cake!

I ummed and ahhed about getting out for a short run of maybe 2 or 3 miles but in the end having run out of time combined a trip to the shop with a half mile run there and a fast walk home carrying two bags. Now I’m trying (but failing) to get to sleep before 11pm.

The cake was fantastic by the way and was very quick and easy!

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http://allrecipes.co.uk/m/recipe/12300/lightning-fast-chocolate-cake.aspx

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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.

8 thoughts on “Slacking

  1. Thank you for going. It shut my whining up! 😀

  2. The Janathon community will not shout ‘slacker!’ it will metaphorically offer you an arm to help support a tired body, whisper words of encouragement and congratulate you on getting out at all

  3. Oven cleaning should definitely count. In fact I can’t understand why it’s not a recognised Olympic sport!

  4. I think anything goes in Janathon – and at least one day of slackness should be allowed, especially on day 23!!!!! Cake looks yummy – might need to have a go at that on 1st Feb when I go back to being a couch potato 🙂

  5. Ooooh, just looking at the cake. I love cake, especially choc cake..

  6. Oven cleaning and cooking involves getting off the sofa doesn’t it?

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