My Janathon experience wasn’t quite as freespirited and diverse as I’d hoped, in part because of the weather but mostly because just a few days into the month I discovered I’d been accepted into an indoor marathon. Shifting into training mode meant that running naturally dominated my workouts for the month.
Still, it was fun to see that I wound up with more variety than I realized – 12 different types of workouts in all.
Below is a summary of my workout data, followed by the twitter record of daily activity.
Activities/workouts: running, elliptical (onceJ), heavy ropes (twice), snow shoveling (7 times), walking (twice, both times at O’Hare), circuit training, fitness bike (four times), swimming (just once L), yoga (just once L), sledding (once), step aerobics (twice), weights (once).
Total miles run: 119 (Indoor track, 49; treadmill, 35.6; outdoors, 34)
Janathon as depicted on twitter:
#Janathon Day 2: 45 min snow shoveling. (The way it’s coming down, might need to do another set of this extremely useful workout!)
#janathon Day 3: 1 “set” of snow shoveling, 45 min walk + “heavy ropes.” (Don’t ask!)
Step aerobics while watching “Miss Marple at Bertram’s Hotel” #janathon Day 6
#Janathon Day 7 Walking at O’Hare, waiting for our daughter Rowan to catch a flight to Spain.
#Janathon day 8: 1st treadmill run in almost a year. Good intentions (1 hour goal ) turns into 36-min (3.6 miles). Oh well…
#Janathon Day 10: Aerobic step workout during “Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Mystery of the Blue Train.” Learned how to pronounce Hercule.
#Janathon Day 12: After nailing yesterday’s precarious run, nearly turn an ankle on exercise bike today. Go figure…
Dad’s 30yo #running log cures my 1st #marathon jitters. https://90in9.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/first-marathon-in-just-gulp-6-weeks/ … Indoor 7-mile run for #Janathon Day 13. (Also yoga).
#Janathon Day 14: Even a rotten swimmer feels good afterward.
#Janathon Day 15: Does an unfocused, improvised circuit training workout count?
#Janathon catchup, days 18-19-20 = 6-mile speed workout, circuit training + fitness bike, 10-mile run at Y (80 laps)
#Janathon Day 21: 4-mile recovery run on treadmill + snow shoveling + 1 set of “heavy ropes”
#Janathon Day 25: 2 sets of snow shoveling after getting stuck in driveway going to and from work. 4-mile recovery run at Y in between.
#Janathon Day 26: weights/fitness bike, Day 27 4-mile indoor run, Day 28 2-hr. treadmill run, Day 29 7-mile outdoor run (in Yaktrax)