So it suddenly struck me, I never did write up my last two days of Janathon. Seeing as this means I’ve now failed at Janathon I shouldn’t worry about it, but I’ve already failed once and continued on so here goes.
After Slaughterford 9 I was worried my legs wouldn’t be speaking to me. However I managed to keep moving and on both evening completed Janathon by performing “tooth brushing squats ” thus doing my daily exercise whilst demonstrating superb multitasking skills.
Okay, so my last 2 days weren’t as exciting as I might have hoped (and have proved that good things don’t necessarily come to those who wait), but at least I’ve proved I’m a completer/ finisher.
Roll on February!
Day 27. The day before a big race. A day to be spent resting up, hydrating, and eating well. Probably not a day to spent at the annual awards evening at our local cycling club. It had to be done though, as my husband was being presented with a clutch (well, armful) of awards.
I did leave early, and I was the driver so wasn’t drinking, so it wasn’t all bad. Unfortunately I left before the dancing started, so tonight’s activity was toothpaste flavoured squats again.
After yesterday’s dangerous multitasking, tonight I hit upon a safer alternative – squats whilst brushing my teeth. Not on the top stair.
Okay, getting desperate for things I can do for Janathon whilst getting ready for bed.
Tomight, hit upon standing on my top stair doing heel raises & lowers whilst brushing my teeth. Whilst I thought this was impressive multi-tasking, it was also fairly dangerously wobbly so I don’t think I’ll try that again.
After Monday’s excitement, today was back to work, and I was back to a 60 second plank just before bed.
There’s nothing like collapsing into bed with shaky arms and a quivering core!
Saturday! Time for parkrun, or volunteering, or getting out for a long run… or not feeling 100% and the weather being lousy and just about managing a 30 second plank before bed. You chose.
Even shorter than yesterday. 10 leg lifts on the stairs on my way to bed. Yawn.
Day 18. Um. Think I managed a 60 second plank. That’s it.
As today was a day off from work, I had planned a day doing lots of useful stuff. This included a brisk run straight after breakfast to get the day started well.
Sadly, reality meant that I enjoyed a lazy lie-in, and when I finally thought I might pop out for a run, the onset of a hail shower soon dissuaded me to put it off until tomorrow.
So 30 leg lowers before bed it was, and the promise to get out for a run after work, in the dark, on my own, tomorrow. Yeah right!
So, buoyed up by the success of yesterday’s long run, obviously today was going to be another Janathon success!
In a parallel universe, after yesterday’s long run, I was so pooped I could only attempt a plank, and only hold it for 45 seconds.
Which do you think was the version that actually happened?