Tag Archives: Janathon

Snow cycling! + a Janathon wrap-up

Sunday was the perfect combination of snow and not-very-cold temperatures to take the mountain bike out for a spin. Colleen and I took turns on a nearby gravel road, and it was a blast – except for the fact that … Continue reading

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The two sides of Janathon

Is Janathon a fitness incentive – or an invitation to take it easy? Looking at how my month is going, I’d have to say it’s both. There have been some days where I’ve done the bare minimum, just going for … Continue reading

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Building a circuit workout you can live with

I HATE circuit workouts. I’m not one of those people who can “sight read” an exercise video, so it takes me a while to learn one well enough to follow along. Usually I run out of patience long before that … Continue reading

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Duct-tape dryness factor in foot-deep snow: 3 miles

The first time I ran a snowy trail I thought my frozen toes might fall right off – and I wondered if I’d even know it. Stupidly, I was wearing shoes with “breathable” mesh uppers that invited the snow right … Continue reading

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1 weird way my memory’s getting better with age

When I went to renew my library card last month, the guy at the help desk demanded I get a new one – the one I’d been using the last 13 years was worn out. Unfortunately, the new card came … Continue reading

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Where did my mega-lap mojo go? #Janathon 12-13

I keep checking to see if the Maple Leaf Indoor Marathon registration is still open, and so far it is.  The question is: Am I up for running 208 laps again this year? The answer, based on yesterday’s 32-lap, 3 … Continue reading

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Cold run in screw shoes and other Janathon fun

Friday I got a text from a friend who was trying to set up a night trail run on a day when the temperature was supposed to dip to minus-8 with a windchill of 25-below. “Are you nuts – or … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Janathon update

By Colleen, age 12 I love the new Y. They have a lot of new machines that I really like, including: a revolving stair stepper, new elliptical sand treadmills, a new squat rack, a few new exercise bikes, and a couple new … Continue reading

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Janathon: Days 1-6

So much for daily Janathon updates on Twitter. I did one on New Year’s Day and that was it. I haven’t abandoned the challenge itself, though. I’m really loving the way it gets me to shake up my usual workout … Continue reading

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Kick off 2015 (and Janathon) with a First Day Hike

So 2015 has arrived. I like the sound of that number, though it’s hard to believe we’re halfway through the second decade of the 21st century. Colleen and I plan to participate in Janathon again this year, in which people … Continue reading

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