The hardest step


Janathon – Run every day for a month? It doesn’t sound that hard. Make that month January, and it gets a bit tougher. In the UK: the days are short, the weather is rubbish, and just getting through the working day often seems a struggle after the Christmas break.

However the challenge doesn’t stop there. The task is to run AND blog every day. I often train late at night. The 1st year I tried Janathon, I literally fell asleep mid-way through writing posts. For my 2nd attempt, last year, I managed to run every day but the blogging was sporadic, at best. Truly the hardest step is to find an interesting way to describe “going out in the dark & the rain and trudging round the same familiar roads” for the 10th, 20th & 31st times.

Another January looms on the horizon, but this time I have a cunning plan. I’ve drawn up a list of 7 different types of blog post and come up with a handful of topics to match each type. So hopefully I can produce some content that is varied and vaguely coherent without too much angst.

Of course, there is still the small matter of getting the miles in.

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