By Lady Lipstick

This year I decided to take the plunge and sign up for Janathon again. I last did it in 2013, and it was a pretty good start to an excellent year of accomplishments, so after a 2014 that has been plagued with injury, illness and overall a bit rubbish fitness wise I decided taking part again would be good a good kickstart to the year.

The only rule of Janathon is that you have to do some sort of exercise and blog or tweet about it within 24 hours, so I add a few little rules of my own to stop me cheating. In 2013 I committed to running a mile a day. This year, with a more varied workout schedule I have decided to change my own a rules a little, so over January I am committing to running at least a mile a day OR at least half an hour of an alternative exercise that raises my heart rate. So Roller Derby counts, circuits at the gym count, yoga probably doesn’t, so lets fling in an extra run on those days.

Of course, the mischevious gods of health and fitness decided to bring me a cold for Christmas, so over the last week I haven’t run at all while I’ve been coughing and spluttering. It’s easing off a little, but I still have a nasty cough and blocked sinuses, so I decided to keep it short for day 1 rather than push on for a longer run. I have to say, after training for the half marathon I find doing some shorter runs pretty enjoyable, its nice knowing you can just head out and it won’t have taken up half your day.

The weather on this New Years Day is pretty sucky, even if my hangover isn’t too bad. …read more

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