Janathon ’16 day 31: game over!

Last day, woo hoo! Janathon has actually been very helpful for me this year. I’ve really enjoyed following a number of my fellow Janathoners’ blogs through the month, and have also done better on the exercise front than I would otherwise have done, of that I’m sure. In addition, though, it has kicked off the thought process of goal-setting, and I realise that this year I want to:

1) Try to get a half-decent time in an Olympic-distance triathlon
2) Do some more running events (with the spectacular Ridge Off-Roader I did a few years ago and another local one – the Chiltern Warrior, supporting the Chiltern Open-Air Museum – being possibilities I’m looking into)

FitBit historyThe last few days, I must admit, have been rather dismal. Again after hours working I had to resort to press-ups for Sunday – although, interestingly, I’ve never found it easier to bash out 25 press-ups than I do right now, which is obviously a win in itself! Looking back over the month, though, my FitBit (which did lose about half a day by running out of batteries, at one point) says I managed 344,000 steps over the month, so averaging over 10,000 each day. Given the demands of family and work, I’m pretty happy with that!

On the plus side, I did make it all the way through this time – reminding me of last year’s Juneathon, which was knocked out mid-way by a completely unexpected and rather terrifying health scare in my family. Thankfully our worst fears were laid to rest, with everyone now in fine health. Phew!

I hope you’ve all had a good Janathon, and I look forward to catching up again soon!



  1. You’ve had a good month from all I’ve read about it. Good luck with pursuing your goals for this year. Perhaps we’ll meet at a tri somewhere later in the year.

    1. Thanks; yes, that would be fun! At the moment I’m looking at some events at Dorney Lake and Windsor, but would welcome suggestions for other fun ones!

  2. Well done! 😄👍🏻xxx

  3. Once, and assuming I survive it, I have completed the Northern Traverse then I shall be looking for challenges for the rest of the year and have thought that the south may offer some flatter options. You could check out the Helvellyn triathlon which I’l love to get fit enough to do – but maybe not this year.

    1. Wow, that looks truly spectacular! That’s definitely one to aim for – probably not this year for me either, but perhaps next. Let me know if you head down to these parts – there are some fun ones around eg the Chiltern Cycling Festival for bike-based fun!

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