First things first, if you haven't got your Christmas decs down yet, today is the day. If they are still up tomorrow you are in store for bad luck, apparently!
Happy birthday to the gorgeous Brad Cooper who was born today in 1975
So on to the Janathon business part of the day. Many of my Twitter followers will know that on Christmas Eve I pulled my back getting a t-shirt out of a drawer. I spent Christmas Eve walking doubled over, Christmas Day sitting on the floor or on a hard chair trying to get comfortable and by Boxing Day it was starting to feel better. I didn't run at all but took the dog out for his walks - some days twice! On New Year's Day I did my first run of Janathon and the back felt good, even on my evening run on Thursday it felt fine, and using the Airwalker wasn't affecting it either. Unfortunately this morning whilst I was cutting my toenails prior to my planned long run a muscle on the right hand side of my back went into spasm. I ignored it and got ready for my run - stupid I know. I left the house and walked to the end of the road, started my Garmin and picked up my pace - absolute agony, I couldn't get a proper breath and the pain was unbearable. Run abandoned. I must have looked a right plonker, all dressed up for an 8/9 mile run and heading back home without breaking into a sweat, walking like a 90 year old woman.
Mr B has now forced me to drop out of Janathon and rest for a while (he said 2 weeks but we'll see - apparently running ain't the be all and end all!) - no dog walking over the weekend so I can't even use that as my sole exercise until I'm ok to run! All this is terribly frustrating, my Half Mara is looking less likely unless I can get back running in the next week or so. Not the best preparation but if I can get to 10 or 11 miles the week before I may be ok!
Good luck to everyone for the rest of January, I'll be here reading blogs and commenting; hopefully my next blog will be the one where I review my first Half Marathon!
See you all in June otherwise!