#janathon Day Two…..


Well. Today was a challenge. A long drive followed by a run in the dark, and the realisation part way there, while the rain hammered down, that I hadn’t bought my sort of waterproof-ish jacket. Or anything particularly reflective so I was going to end up running in the dark like a running ninja, leaping out unseen in front of cars in my black leggings and black top.


Fortunately my hair is currently bright blonde, so I’m sure that’s pretty reflective. I was also running on fairly quiet, well street lit roads, and I learnt how to look left and right before I crossed the road about 25 years ago.

And it stopped raining.

I only did a short one again. 1.2 miles which was twice round the block, plus a short pause to help up Reginald Runs who slipped on some muddy grass and got a boo boo.

Gemma Stats

I will do a few longer runs over the course of Janathon, but I don’t want to injure myself, having had problems with my hip flexors, shins AND achilles last Summer. So don’t think me too much of a wuss only running a mile!

So I returned home. Dry. Alive. Still looking like a running Ninja, albeit a rather smiley, speccy one. Then I ate chicken and vegetable frittata and felt all smug and healthy.





5 Responses
  • Lesley Boniface (lilbeeloo67)
    January 2, 2013

    Well done on getting out there – not having half my kit would’ve been enough to put me off, let alone the dark and rain.

    • Lady Lipstick
      January 3, 2013

      Yes, it would me normally. But I’m really trying to stick to this!

  • Wendy
    January 2, 2013

    I was really tempted to join in with this but repeated shin injuries tell me that it would be a really bad idea. Youre doing amazingly!

    • Lady Lipstick
      January 3, 2013

      That’s why I’m trying to do mostly short runs! I had terrible problems last Summer, so I’m easing myself in!

  • Hazel
    January 3, 2013

    Well done, isn’t it lovely when the rain stops! Injuries are the worst nightmare for any runner, you’re doing the right thing easing back in gently.

    Good luck