If it wasn’t for Janathon……..

I seriously doubt whether I would have gone out of the house today,never mind for a run! I dozed through my hangover to the sound of wind and heavy rain rattling the window. When I got up it didn’t look any better either. I think that there must be something about the aspect of our house that makes the weather seem worse than it is, as my phone said this;

image12*C is positively balmy in this part of the world but it felt cold indoors, so I dressed up in 2 layers, hat, buff and gloves.and cagoule. Naturally 10 minutes in I was roasting hot so hat gloves and buff went into my pockets making me look like I was in mid pregnancy. Maybe that’s just as well, as onlookers might have forgiven what was a lacklustre run, even for me, with heartburn and quite a few walking breaks!

As I was going slowly I decided to make the most of it and concentrate on technique, trying to pick my knees up. My son advised me recently that my run looked like a shuffle.


No one else was out so I didnt need to worry about looking silly!


So it’s a start! See you tomorrow!


About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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15 Responses to If it wasn’t for Janathon……..

  1. Well done on getting out there to complete day 1. The weather is pretty grim here too

  2. shazruns says:

    The magic of Janathon strikes again, it got you out the door! Well done

    • mawil1 says:

      Magic! That’s a very positive spin! Now I have visions of Stars shooting from my feet with every foot strike and leaving a slipstream of shimmering glitter behind me! I’m going to imagine that when the going gets tough, thank you!!

  3. pwhent says:

    Well done for getting out in foul conditions AND with a hangover. Sorry, I should know this, is Janathon running every day in January? If so good luck – that’s a great challenge.

    • mawil1 says:

      Hi Peter, you have to exercise every day and blog every day and upload to the facebook page. I’m struggling with the IT bits thoughπŸ˜”!!

  4. txa1265 says:

    The important thing is getting out there, so hurray for that πŸ™‚ Especially while not ‘feeling it’ πŸ˜‰

    But I did have to laugh – we hit almost 50F just after Christmas and I was in shorts and a long-sleeve t-shirt as though summer had arrived! haha

    Happy New Year!

    • mawil1 says:

      Happy new year to you too! I do find that I tend to feel the cold, but if I get out for a run it warms me up and then I’m ok for hours! My husbands all for it, saves on the gas bill, saves the planet! So more running in miserable January!

      • txa1265 says:

        Haha – I totally get it, when it gets cold I tend to dawdle and have to push myself out the door. Fortunately my boys got me great glove/mittens that are just awesome and warm! πŸ™‚

  5. Mimi Loves to Run says:

    Yay! First run of the year. It is cold here, too!! Happy New Yearβ˜†β˜†

  6. Yay for Janathon! Sounds very chilly indeed, I’m impressed πŸ™‚

    • mawil1 says:

      Ha ha, no not chilly, it was Celsius not farenheight! We had ice last week so I stayed indoors ( and did rowing), I don’t want to fall an injure myself. Rain poses far fewer dangers!

  7. Another Lancastrian Janathoner – hurrah! I hope you have a good month of it all (and that the weather is kind to us!).

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