#janathon Day Twenty Three – Skating on Thin Ice


Wooo. I went OUTSIDE!


The pavements are now nearly clear where I am this week in Kent. The problem being that the bits that AREN’T clear are no longer snow, or even slush, but solid lumps of ice, so when you put your foot on one it’s like an ice cube.

Still, I survived 2 turns round the block, at a slightly slower pace, and it was goood to be outside.

Gemma Stats

I ran down the centre of the road a bit, as they are much clearer and they were quiet residential streets at 9:30 in the morning.

9:30am counts as an early morning run for me. I was quite impressed that I made it out that early. I am absolutely not a morning person.

With remaining Janathon days in single digits I’m feeling a little more positive about making it! I know it’s only a mile a day, but this month has been harder than I expected in many ways!

I am now signed up for the Trowse 10k in March, which will give me something to work toward when I get back into running properly in February. I still haven’t managed a 10k under an hour, so that’s my goal!


Tonight I am attempting to put together a meal from my parents cupboard. I have obsessively been eating biscuits most of the afternoon while doing some research into clean eating and fasting diets. Frankly I’ve lost some of my mojo foodwise these last couple of weeks, but like I said yesterday, I’ve always known I’m prone to comfort eating and it’s not something I’ve ever managed to find a good way of combating.

How do you deal with the urge to comfort eat?


4 Responses
  • Chrisruns180
    January 23, 2013

    Keep it going! 🙂

  • Miss Magpie
    January 23, 2013

    If you do find a way to curb it please share it, comfort eating is my downfall every time 🙁

  • Catherine
    January 23, 2013

    the end is in sight!! though I have to say part of me always misses the end of Janathon. Think it is the banter and encouragement from everyone that I .
    Comfort eating – I’m also terrible for that. I seem to simply do damage-limitation control. I do find keeping as busy as I can to be the best way to combat it. Last resort is to brush my teeth soon after dinner!!
    Keep up the good work!

  • Flake And Cake
    January 24, 2013

    Well done and great job on the 10k! So exciting you got to go outside for your run 🙂