Janathon is over…

… for me at least.

It all started well and I ran for the first three days – not far, but further than I’d run probably since Janathon. Then I had a couple of days where I couldn’t fit a run in, but I still managed to plank and do press-ups. A swim on day six and I felt like I was kicking Janathon’s butt. But then I got my butt kicked.

I caught the horrible cold / flu that seems to be going round. What was even worse was that it had already laid me low just before Xmas. That time I put it down to being generally run down at the end of the year and ready for my Xmas break. I had assumed that the break had done the trick and the first few days of Janathon were great.

But then it came back and it came back hard.

The big hit was the lack of energy and the flu-like achy feeling. Although I didn’t have the energy to swim or run, at first I tried to keep with Janathon and plank and do press-ups, but eventually they had to stop too. It was hard enough getting out of bed and going to work (and I even admitted defeat with that one day and spent the day in bed).

Fingers crossed and touching wood I think I’m over it now (I even managed to swim 1km this afternoon – although I was worn out afterwards), but Janathon is clearly over. Not only that, but I’m already well behind in my #LETJOG14 target too.

I love the idea of Janathon and so I’m going to try and do a full month of exercise in February instead. It’ll be mainly swimming and running with planking and press-ups on days where my schedule doesn’t allow for anything else.

Good luck to the rest of the Janathon participants.



Filed under Motivation, Running, Swimming

11 responses to “Janathon is over…

  1. Oh no, sorry to hear you’ve been ill (I had the lurgy too over Christmas/New Year) but you don’t have to give up. There’s plenty of days left in January!

  2. I think you may be on your own for Febathon!

  3. Don’t give up, janathon is all about excuses and motivation. The fact that you are still achieving the odd 1k is better than nothing. More importantly listen to your body just don’t over do it.

  4. Don’t tell Cathy but I’ve always liked the idea of a half-Janathon anyway. Give yourself those rest days. Be all minimal if you have to.
    Get well soon.

  5. You can always come back in for the last week 🙂

  6. Thanks all for your comments. This is one of the things that I think is so great about the Janathon concept – the community spirit in creates. But one of the other things I like about it is that is creates motivation to go out and do something [nearly] every day. Unfortunately I’ve missed too many days in January and I’m still not quite 100%, so I have to call it quits on Janathon. That doesn’t mean that I won’t do any more exercise in January, nor does it mean that I won’t read all your blogs and support you all from afar.

  7. Sorry to hear that, sounds like a nasty bug. Good luck for your Febathon.

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