Thursday, December 30, 2010

Janathon 2011

I have signed up to Janathon 2011. What is it? Well it is the colder version of Juneathon which I failed miserably at earlier in 2010 due to injury. one the wiser what I am talking about?

Along with 150 others or so I have signed up to try and run and blog about it every day in January 2011.If you are interested the rules are to be found here  . You don't have to run you just have to exercise in some way every day so swimming and cycling also count.It is totally free to enter.

It isn't really about the winning and I haven't even looked at the prizes but yes there are some for those that stick it out the longest. For me it is more about the opportunity for social networking having some banter and fun and exchange of blog posts as we slip and slide our way for January. I am hoping the virtual link up with other participants will help me get through January and be in a  fitter state.

Mentally I believe it has also come at the right time for me as I was made redundant recently from a job I held for the last 15 years and I am now searching for new employment. This is why my blog posts have been sporadic of recent weeks as I have come to terms with being unemployed for the 1st time in my life.

So Janathon is ideal for me as I have come to realise that I shouldn't feel guilty about going for a run whilst I am also looking for work. It is a case of remaining fit and ready for when a new opportunity arrives.

There is a Janathon 2011 Facebook page just key in Janathon in the facebook search box.

We are also logging all of our training miles at the RunningFree website. Quite an impressive site worth a visit if you are familiar with it. Loads of running groups, running tools etc


  1. Man! Sorry to hear about the lay-off. Like your spirit, though, especially the part about remaining "ready for when a new opportunity arrives."

    Good luck with the Janathon.

  2. Anonymous11:33 pm

    That s the attitude !!!!better days are coming, I signed up with Janathon though I{ve never done such thing, I run when I can in Uruguay where I live, and in January it{s really hot !!!!, besides, this yaer I won{t have holidays till May, sniff sniff.... so I{ll do my best running, walking, or whatever my legs let me do. The good thing of Janathon is that you{ re motivated by other participants as well as you do so to other runners. Let{s try... Happy New Year !!!

  3. Best of wishes to you with Janathon, and may you find employment whilst running around. Go for it and crack on with it. I must again thank you for guiding me to Marathon Talk. I find myself saying words that Tom and Martin go off about. One of my favorites is a nutter. lol. Take care and Happy New Years.

  4. Thanks Rev Runner , Kenley and Anon - Sorry I haven't been commenting and visiting sites as much as usual but my mind has been elsewhere - hope to get back to normal soon !

    Kenley - yes nutter is often used in the UK I have often been described as one for running!

    Happy new year to you all

  5. Where did my comment go?

  6. Thanks for your comment and for being my first follower! Alas England are not my team and it's been a difficult few weeks. Hoping running solid for one month will ease the pain!
    Enjoy Janathon and Happy New Year!

  7. Hi Jogblog into the ether I guess - not sure?

  8. Thanks Riotstar I guess you are then an Aussie ? You will forgive us a little celebration after all you have dominated for the last quarter century!

  9. Thanks for the comment and good luck with Janathon. Should be a good start to 2011!

  10. that's pretty cool! good luck!!

  11. Thanks for the comment on my blog. It sounds like it's been a tough 2010 for you as well. Here's hoping that Janathon kicks off a happy and prosperous 2011! Good luck!


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