Reluctant running: Janathon Day 12 & 13

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
Reluctant running: Janathon Day 12 & 13

 
I knew this would happen.
After the joy of my first two runs of 2019, my third and fourth were horrible.
Here are my excuses for yesterday’s non-event:

I was a little bit hungover
The biting north wind was hurting my ears and sinuses
I was running with Jenny and it was really slowing down our chat

Reluctant running at Gleneagles
We […]

Running non-stop: Janathon day 8

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
Running non-stop: Janathon day 8

I’ve just been running non-stop for 34 minutes.
I know – I’m as astonished as you are.

I ran 4.84km. I should really have run past my house and looped back to make the round 5k. Damn it, why didn’t I do that?!
I’m trying to figure out how this happened.
Secrets to success
It started with guilt.
I had a […]

Runner’s Rush: Janathon Day 6

Posted by on Jan 6, 2019 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
Runner’s Rush: Janathon Day 6

I. Am. Buzzing.
Turns out ‘Runner’s Rush’ is actually a thing – and I found it today.

It was totally unexpected. Here’s how my interior monologue went this morning:
“I’ll just go for a slow run. I won’t be out for long, it’s the first one. I’m still in pain from yesterday and I’ve not had much breakfast. […]

Janathon Day 13: Steps, snow and the Spanish subjunctive

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
Janathon Day 13: Steps, snow and the Spanish subjunctive

I planned to go out for another three miler at 6.30, but Rod was held up at work and as I sat waiting in my kit the snow began falling and the beer began calling (Innes and Gunn Rum Cask).
With a will of steel I resisted – and at 7.30pm I opened the front door to […]

Janathon Day 3: Running unimpeded

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments
Janathon Day 3: Running unimpeded

I actually can’t remember the last time I went for a run outside on my own.
Before we left Aberdeen I was in a really good gym routine, with a progressive weights programme that was giving me great results. My trainer wasn’t a big fan of running and I was happy to follow his advice… and […]

Feed the fire, break your vision…

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | One Comment

….throw your fists up, come on with me….
I was really interested to hear this week that learning music improves a child’s IQ because I’ve always known it’s a magical thing.
No matter what emotional turmoil I’m going through, music will always make me feel better. When I’m knackered it perks me up, when I’m stressed it […]

Bye bye (Lady) Birdy

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | One Comment

Like a martyr I went out for a run for Janathon day 22, despite six bruises and what feels like deep tissue damage caused by last night’s Metafit.
It was a short run, only 15 minutes, not quite two miles, in the drizzle and wind with broken headphones.

I’m really sad my headphones are broken, but they […]

Make it count

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | No Comments

Finally! A decent workout!
This morning we were up early and headed to Duthie Park – which, for once, was not windy. In fact it was a lovely, still, sunny day and the temperature was 6 degrees according to the car. I put my son in the Superbuggy (it was fixed with Porsche parts!) and ran […]

Like watching mud dry

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | One Comment

See the mud on my new shoe? That’s the most exciting thing about my run today.
I feel like I’m losing my mojo a bit. I’ve got a lot on my mind right now so thought a run would sort me out this morning. The first mile and a bit were pretty good, I took one […]

A blue run

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in janathon, Social Media Strategy | 2 Comments

The problem with discovering I run better with people to chat to, is that I’m now a bit lonely and bored running on my own.
If it weren’t for Janathon I doubt I would have run this morning. I was knackered after our four hour drive home last night through the torrential rain (concentrating on driving […]