I’ve only gone and finished it……………

Participant-LogoWell don’t ask me how but I did it, I survived Janathon. It hasn’t been easy, my injured knee died on day four,a few days later I fell off my bike, I’ve been harassed by ramblers, swimmers and dogs and we’ve had ridiculous amounts of snow. But I’ve done it all the same. Despite everything – 31 days of exercise -I’m well chuffed. Even better I have exceeded last years total  -only just – but I have exceeded it all the same. 31 days, 158 miles, running rowing, swimming,walking and cycling and I’ve loved every minute of it.

Janathon Completed

Well done to all who completed it

Rest Day tomorrow (maybe)

Bring it on!!

Grumpy Monday……………………

Grumpy2Well I didn’t wake up grumpy,he woke up first ,(only joking Ernie!!) No I wasn’t grumpy at all, in fact as Monday’s go I was pretty lively. Then I got to work. If you think working with hormonal women is bad try sharing your workplace with a bloke – it’s a good job I’m a laid back kinda girl and try to look on the brightside. Thankfully he finally cheered up (about 3 o clock) not such a bad day after all.

On the Janathon front it was a quick swim day, half a mile of front crawl in between Jack rabbiting on about this and that. Even swimming doesn’t stop his yabbering -he’s fitter than me,I’ve all on breathing never mind talking. Three days left and counting.

Swim done

gym tomorrow

Bring it on


Does Filing Count……………….

comp39_demoNo I don’t mean filing my nails, before you ask – I wish I had it would have been easier No, I seem to have spent the majority of the day running up and down stairs transferring files from one computer to another, I wish I’d never started. My computer, where I sort all my photos (don’t worry I’m buying an external hard drive very soon) is over run with ridiculous amounts of Junior Rugby League photos. Now I did think about sorting through them and keeping the best ones, but there are thousands of them. I was so busy the second half of last season that I never sorted them properly ( I’ll have loads of time this season – this season I really am going to be just a watching mum, there’s only so many times you can get dumped on and this time I’ve learned my lesson!) So I decided the best option was to stick them all onto discs (all 25GB of them) only problem was my computer upstairs didn’t want to play at putting them onto disc and for some reason (I’m blaming the rain) I couldn’t share them on the network. So the only option was to transfer them by memory stick from one computer to another – hence the many trips up and down stairs. Still it’s all done now – nearly!!

Stair climbing hasn’t been my only exercise though I did make it onto the cross trainer -I wish I hadn’t. My knee throbbed all the way through I only managed ten minutes – I’m blaming the snow walking yesterday, I’m sure it will be fine tomorrow. C’mon knee, only four more days to go!!

3km will have to do

Bike or swim tomorrow

Bring it on

Rant Alert…Are Pools for Swimming In?

poolpicI know, I know -I’ve already ranted countless time during Janathon and we’re only on day 16. There’s been the ramblers, walkers and dodgy dogs all causing havoc and getting in the way,and having read blogs by other Janathoners it would seem I’m not the only one ranting. So now for another moan, with running still a no no -my knee is now completely knackered and todays freezing fog making cycling to work a tad too dangerous  I opted to go swimming -my aim  being to swim a mile. I nearly managed a mile, in fact I would have done had it not been for the fact my car parking ticket was about to run out -Idid think about risking it but I don’t think hubby would have been too happy with my plea of ‘Yes I know my car’s clamped but at least I’ve swum a mile’, not even if I’d done my best ‘flutter the eye lashes’ face. So I swam 50 lengths (only 14 short) and got out. But that wasn’t what annoyed me, what annoyed me was the people who go swimming to do anything but swim.

Now forgive me if I’m wrong but I thought the point of swimming was to get from one end of the pool to the other at whatever pace you choose several times until you’ve swum a decent distance……Maybe not!! There was the ‘hang gang, hanging to the side of the pool chatting -not a swimming stroke done -why not sit in the coffee shop? The ‘don’t splash me I’ve just applied my make up two’  flinging killer looks at those who dared to splash by -boy did I splash! Then there was the ‘shampoo and set’ lady, swimming along (mega slow) with her giraffe neck preventing her hair from getting wet. The ‘stop n block team’, swim to the middle then just stop for a chat and block the way – just swim, it’s not hard -really it’s not. Doggy paddle if you want, I really don’t care as long as you’re moving and not getting in my way…..

50 lengths swum (0.7 miles)

Might have to be the gym tomorrow

Bring it on

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