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Janathon Day 7: WOO! A dry run!!


Cause for celebration – a dry run!  I cannot tell you how good it felt to be able to look up without my eyes stinging from the rain.  I have to admit, I hadn’t held high hopes for a dry run.  When M and I got up for work this morning, a few lightening flashes were sparking across the sky, followed quite some time later by a rolling thunder.  Perhaps 5 minutes later, driving rain and a howling gale swept across the town and it looked like someone had taken a jet wash to our windows.  Thankfully, it didn’t persist into the evening.

A lovely dry run!

I had been gearing myself up to try running a bit faster today and attempt to turn my shortest run of the week into a fast (for me) run, having been buoyed by my fastest pace on my long run.  I am quite pleased to say that I managed to get to 12:32 for mile 1, and 14:12 for mile 2.  For me, the time of my first mile is quick, and I can tell you know, I breathing out my bum for a lot of mile 2 (having puffed out on mile 1).

Today's contribution

Today’s contribution

That counts as one run towards my three per week that I have pledged as part of Jantastic.  I’ve joined Team Run Blog Bake .  We have a facebook group running, and they’re a great bunch – some really inspiring stories from the team!  I think I am going to enjoy getting to know everyone over the next couple of months.

I made my way straight to Slimming World to weigh in after my run.  I am chuffed to be recording a 3.5lb loss for this week.  I haven’t followed the plan fully, but I’ve not done too badly either.  One thing I really do need to work on is making sure I get enough to drink.  I’ve taken a 3 mint tea in to work to help stave off the munchies, which has worked so far (thank you Maria at Running Cupcake for the tip!).  I plan to up my veggies and protein this week, though I must get to Tesco tomorrow, otherwise my plans will fall flat on their face.

I didn’t stay to group.  I have absolutely nothing against newbies (we all were a newbie once), but the sheer amount of people means that group takes much longer, despite our consultant’s best efforts to keep it moving.  When I have been for a run, then sit down for perhaps up to an hour and a half, not only am I ravenous (and bad tempered in my hunger), but I also start to get stiff (and grumpy).  I’ll start going back to group towards the end of January when the New Year’s Resolutionists have gone.

As I dropped my weary carcass onto the sofa, I flicked through the TV programme planner thingy, and there is NOTHING on TV.  Come on Game of Thrones!  It is high time that you were back on my telly box!!  If I am going to be putting these miles in, I demand something good to watch for my efforts!

"Winter is coming" (Not quick enough HBO!)

“Winter is coming”
(Not quick enough HBO!)

Anyway, my Week 1 totals for Janathon are:

Miles run = 12.81

Plank = 19 seconds

Yoga = 50 minutes

Author: Steph

Blogger learning to live a healthier life, losing weight and starting to run.

18 thoughts on “Janathon Day 7: WOO! A dry run!!

  1. Congrats on a rain free run.

  2. Great first week! Well done 🙂

  3. Woo hoo! Soggy-free running!

  4. Great totals for week one, well done. I’m jealous of your running totals, being injured now means I get incredibly jealous of any other runner. 🙂

    • Thank you 🙂 I am reading a lot of other blogs which have injured authors at the moment, and I really feel for them! At least you have riding 🙂 I am jealous of that! 🙂

      • Yeah not sure how I would have coped without the riding actually, I rested for a day after my fall then went riding in extra large riding boots with my ankle strapped up. Can’t stop doing everything 🙂

        • Blimey! And ouch! I came off on Boxing Day 2 years ago and still feel it in my hips if I get cold. Bodies are funny old things!

          • Aren’t they just! That’s seven months and my ankle still isn’t ok to run. That fall sounds brutal, this fall actually happened while I was running rather than riding. Didn’t look where I was placing my feet. The last time I came off a horse I actually managed to punch myself in the face, reckon I might just be ridiculously uncoordinated 🙂

            • Ouch! I always find running on uneven surfaces or trails mentally hard work as I have to watch where I am going otherwise I would do the same!

              I am sure the fall wasn’t funny at the time, but punching yourself is quite something!

  5. Oh it was nice wasn’t it to run in the dry. Think we had the dark skies and rain here early morning but no lightening. Fingers crossed it keeps dry for a while!

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  7. Hooray for no rain! Although when I was out today it started to rain, quite big drops but not too hard, and I was just so pleased to be out running with no problems that I really enjoyed it.
    Glad the mint tea is helping too 🙂

    • Glad it didn’t rain too hard. I hate the fine misty type of rain :/

      Yep, mint tea is definitely helping but I am going to need to nust some willpower in too as we have just opened a panettone (nom!) 🙂

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