So here we go again…..have you got any waders?

So here we go again, Janathon time. my third go and in true Janathon style it looks like the good old January weather is not going to be kind. Past Janathons have seen snow, sleet,  ice, howling winds and today, just to start things off on the right foot (or is my left -I always get the two mixed up!) we had, what can best be described as ‘well and truly pissing it down’ weather(sorry Mum.x) Still I love a bit of rain.

Janathon is all about motivation and this year it is hopefully going to get me back to some quality running. This time last year I was really struggling with the running, after many visits to the physio and ridiculous amounts of money spent I still had a knee that didn’t want to play, mid January it died. 2013 was my injured year (sort of) I still cycled, swam, went to the gym and did anything else that I could get away with, right up until the end of July when I finally had surgery. So now the comebacks on. I’ve got to confess I’ve not been very patient. I was back cycling within three weeks of surgery and started running again in October time, a whole month before I was told to, I think I mis-heard!! Anyway the running wasn’t going too bad but then  3 weeks before christmas I got struck by the school lurgy and that was my early morning runs done with…….until today.

Nothing early about todays run, more of a lunch time jog. Still I was good and listened to my surgeon’s advice (first time for everything -New Year and all that rubbish!) and headed for some softer ground to run on -right idea -not. A pair of waders would have been more helpful. I must have looked a right wally slipping and sliding along the riverside. Just to add to the fun my fully charged phone (I checked before I left) died mid run -all that effort and I don’t know exactly how far I’d run. Mind you it wouldn’t have been accurate – GPS signals and I do not get on. I must radiate some sort of blocking system as it never says the same from one run/cycle to the next!!!

Still it was a great run, a very scenic route and I’ve even added some nice photos of the route for you to look at, some taken with my phone just before death and the others taken when I’ve been out with my camera.Day one is over and done with.

1.5ish miles run

Knees holding up

Bring it on!!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shazruns
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 21:23:04

    Great pics

    Reply

  2. stopthejiggle
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 21:34:30

    Well done for getting out there in horrid weather. Looking forward to reading about the rest of your Janathon

    Reply

  3. titchii
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 21:52:55

    Loving the photos! I’m dead impressed with all the people running in the rain. I’m not a runner (hence being gym based today) and more of a cyclist but certainly didn’t venture out on the bike. Keep up the good work!

    Reply

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