Janathon total so far: 31.4 miles
Time: 45m 09s
Soundtrack: Hed Kandi – Twisted Disco 02.04
Slooooooow run today – in fact walked nearly half of it. Woke up thinking I would go to the gym again for another mini-tri, then looked out the window at the gorgeous sunshine and beautiful blue sky and just had to go out. However, it was freeeeeeeezing and my chesty-cough-that-I-am-determined-not-to-stop-me-doing-anything unfortunately had me coughing and spluttering and generally feeling llike I had smoked 40 fags last night (which I didn’t – 0 this year woohoo!), so I was a bit pathetic and ended up running then walking half a mile at a time. Still it was a beautiful crisp day and my legs felt OK – was just let down by my lungs…damn lungs!!
When I got home I decided to clear my conservatory out so that I can actually get to the weights machine, reebok step and gym ball that have been sitting in there for a year. In the process I created 2 new beds for the cats which I think they are pretty happy with:
So, a couple of comments on yesterdays post have got me thinking…maybe a triathlon? I’m enjoying Janathon so much, I really am the sort of person that needs a challenge or a goal to keep me going. Maggie suggested in a comment on yesterdays post, that given my ability to sleep for 17 hours (ok maybe I wasn’t actually sleeping for that long, but definately dozing…and I do think it’s cos I’m coming down with something not cos I’m lazy) and then exercise OK, I should think about it, and steve was also impressed.
But then I remember I am fortnightflo, and the reason I am called that is because I get these grand ideas in my head, go rushing into them at 100 miles an hour then either lose all interest because I’m not the best, or just give up because I’m not getting immediate results. And maybe they were just being nice cos after all that’s what Janathon is all about – encouraging each other no matter what our abilities and results….So I’ll stop looking at the British Triathlon site…well, I will after I’ve just copied and pasted this link of the different length of race so I have it for future reference:
Quoted in terms of swim/bike/run:
Super sprint – 400m/10km/2.5km
Sprint distance – 750m/20km/5km
Standard distance – 1500m/40km/10km
Middle distance – 2.5km/80km/20k
Ironman distance – 3.8km/180km/42km
Other good news today, did my first weeks weight and measurements and here are the results:
Weight lost: 4lbs
Inches lost: 2.5 – 1 from waist and 1.5 from hips
Well chuffed – if that continues I’ll lose over a stone in a month and maybe go down a dress size – awesome!
Most of my runs over the 1st week were 2 -3 miles and I’d like to get that up to 3-4 miles over the next 2 weeks, so I’m joining Stopsley Striders running club tomorrow – they run Monday and Thursday evenings and the miminum distance is 3.5 miles so that’s 2 nights a week taken care of.
Well done on reaching day 9 everyone – BTW did you know someone is on 149 miles already – LEGEND! Not sure I’ll even hit that for the month! Would be interesting to know how many people have run and blogged every day…out of 250 I reckon must be at least 40% of people still in?