Windswept & Brooks project shoes Pure Grit – Day 30 Janathon

Only managed a 7 mile cycle to work today.  Had all good intentions to run home, but the weather hit Manchester and I wussed out, getting a lift with my Revenue Manager (Wuss!).  I was disappointed though as I had picked up my Brooks project running shoes, trialling out the new Pure Grit for the week for them!  What do you think?



Long run & then some Day 29 Janathon

Up and at ’em this morning, a hearty bowl of porridge to fuel the tank and it was time to get out for my long run of the week, 16 miles. How lovely it was to be out in some milder temps for a change! Wasn’t sure what route to take but thought it best to avoid the river as that would have been a slosh pieffort sure after all this snow and rain! Out & back from Didsbury through Northenden, Sale & Altrincham. 8.5 min/mile….not bad!

Home, quick shower, leftover tacos and muster up energy to ride 7miles to work, whew, hard work. Grabbed some dark choc covered coffee beans & a double shot Americano and it was all cylinders firing again!

The 7 mile return cycle in the headwind at 11pm didn’t really excite me, but done nonetheless!


Runfit sprints Day 28 Janathon

My goal for today was to make it to Bioticfit Runfit in the evening, so not to overdo it during the day, I cycled to and from work, so 17 miles altogether and made it to the class.

I need to make sure I get to the Runfit class once a week as I am useless at sprints, I can run for hours, but don’t ask me to sprint! A good session in the dark, it was so dark last night with PT Kev, who pushed us hard!

Hauling hangover butt Day 27 Janathon

What a messy night last night, way too much to drink, finally got to bed at 5am.

So the resulting hangover put a stop to any strenuous exercise, I did however ride my bike to Sainsburys to get hangover cure Pukka pies and Mars milks for me and the even more hungover husband! So 4 miles in total, pretty rubbish but it’s done!

Muscle mania Day 26 Janathon

Woke up to a blanket of snow that had turned into ice, our planned ride was cancelled as conditions were labelled atrocious and the fact that the park run had been cancelled, I thought an indoors session would be perfect.  I did a full hour of weights and glute work, so much my legs had the shakes at the end. Whew! Tough one!

Now time to settle in to catch up on some reading while the winter sun melts the ice away! 


From snow to cat snuggles Day 25 Janathon

It was a relaxed day for me today, had even planned on taking the car but hubby needed it so it was a very cold and very early cycle to work this morning to rack up 7 miles. It started snowing at work at 10 to 3, but stopped by 3.30, so off I went but then copped a little snow shower on the way home! Was enjoyable except for when the flurries land in your eyes, whiteout!
Got home to find hubby doing some weights so joined him with some glute work, 3 sets of
30 squats
30 walking lunges
20 jump squats
30 side squats
50 bridges
20 each leg glute raises
The crazy exercise cat had to get involved!

Toenail issues Day 24 Janathon

As fellow runners will attest to, running can cause havoc with your nails. I am fully used to have black toenails and one or two that disappear for a bit, and the fact that the duvet sitting on top of your toes actually hurts 😁. I normally deal with this by keeping my nails trimmed and painted in a variety of varnishes (or nail wraps over the summer for a bit of fun) but think the excessive varnish along with the damage caused a bit of fungal growth….eeeww I know! Sorry for the detail, but it’s a subject that needs discussing, I’ve caught it in time and aft researching (google) found a simple home remedy…..trim the nail, and scrape out any bits underneath, then soak your toes in a warm water with white vinegar mix to bring down the acidity in your toes and dry them out. Once dry rub some Vicks vaporub on the area, keep doing this for a while and it will work. I definitely caught this in time as after only 2 nights of this strange smelling ritual my toes and nails are not only looking better, but feeling baby soft! Result!

Anyway back to fitness issues, tired legs today, so rode to and from work, so a neat 14 miles all round.
Can’t believe Janathon is nearly over! Looking forward to a day off soon!