On my New Year’s Resolutions list, #janathon was right up there in position numero uno. Having decided that this half marathon plan really did need some time and dedication, I thought that Janathon would be the perfect vehicle to achieve aforementioned dedication. Well… It kind of worked, and I definitely did better than on my (disastrous) Juneathon. I did something most days, but the blogging (or even tweeting) went by the wayside fairly early on.
What have I learned from Janathon?
- Themes! Themes must be the way forward! I will have one for Juneathon. No more waffling at length about how abysmal my plank is. A theme will help make the “I exercised, therefore I blogged” easier to write (and maybe read!). Blogging every day in an interesting way is hard. To be honest, blogging once or twice a week and trying to be interesting is usually difficult enough.
- Yoga is important to me. I have neglected yoga (and general stretching) in the last couple of weeks, having started out so well. All to my detriment. My calf muscles have developed the elasticity of a dead rubber band or hair tie which in turn makes my brain go “NOOOOO YOU MUST STOP NOW!! LOOK WHAT HAPPENS TO THE RUBBER BAAAAAAAND!!!”.
- I am absolutely sick and tired of running around town centres or suburbia, running in the rain, the wind, the dark… To be honest, I am a bit bored of running (not helpful in my last 4 weeks of training!). That has not helped in trying to complete Janathon entirely blemish free as it were.
- There are some great people out there that I am now following on Twitter and Bloglovin’ all because of Janathon. I’ve interacted more with people than I normally would have done and I’ve really quite enjoyed that side of it.
Will I be signing up for Juneathon? Yes, but I need to find a theme and think of some more interesting exercises to do other than planking, running and yoga.