Well, here we are. The final day of Janathon. It’s been a big, lovely, fantastic challenge full of surprises.
I have achieved my highest mileage month. With today’s final contribution of 3.4 miles I finish up at 84.9 miles. The .9 is a bit annoying and so is the fact that I’m so close to 100 miles.
Yet lets twist that and see the positive. I now have total confidence that I can kick out 100 miles or more in a month. Get me.
I only started back running on April 9th last year. I did a simple mile that first night and couldn’t speak for about 10 minutes afterwards. Then a month later I decided it was time to quit the 20 a day I was smoking so on May 3rd I binned that habit. The running got more enjoyable because I was able to breath but the knees didn’t appreciate the weight I was now piling on. Smoking for the most part is a hand to mouth habit and I replaced the cigarettes with junk.
So in December I hear about this little thing called Janathon which ties nicely in with my vowing to lose weight and to also get serious about my training.
It has been just the kick up the rear I needed.
I have also picked up an idea – Tube Line Run and I have gotten my lovely CG family up for this in February!
I shall continue with this blog but not bloody daily – that’s been the hardest part. I will try to commit to at least a weekly round-up especially as I have VLM in April. Eeeeekkkk.
So, will I do this again? Damn right. Also up for Juneathon too.
Summary of my month:
Day completed – 31 (5 were non running days but still exercised)
Miles ran – 84.9
Shredding – hate it but will do more
Free KitKats I didn’t eat – 1
Snow runs – 4
Official Parkruns – 2 finally
Bushy Park – fell in love with
Teens glared at – a few
Falls – 1
Car/cyclist/me collisions – 1
Weight lost – 8lbs and counting
Snoring neighbours – 1
Rants in blog – a few
But best of all ………
Amount I am back in love with running – Bunches and Oodles!