Janathon day two: canal

First off an apology – the link to the google bundle yesterday was the 2012 Janathon list – while there are quite a few repeat offenders on the list, if you signed up with that link, you might be missing out on the full Janathon experience. I’ve amended the link accordingly (thanks to the eagle-eyed Not Much of a Runner for pointing it out).

The advantage of working a late shift is that I had time for another daylight run this morning (I’m being spoilt now). The disadvantage is that I didn’t have time to blog (although I did manage to stick two loads of washing on, hurrah for the Athons…) and had to spend the day repeating the mantra “don’t forget to blog…”.

I had a parcel to collect from the post office, so porridge-filled and lycra-clad I trundled off into town and then drove down to the canal for a damp and drizzly towpath run. I’ve neglected my canal running since the “running the length of the Leeds-Liverpool canal” project ground to a halt last year (I did the better half in 2011, but the other side of the Pennines eludes me) and it’s gone on my stuff to do list for 2013.

This was an uneventful three miler along my home stretch, the drizzle was steady and I thought that the wind was gentle until I turned round and ran into it…

A strangely low water level

A strangely low water level

I saw some cows.

Especially for JogBlog

Especially for JogBlog

I finished the run by splashing fearlessly through the many puddles so that the gathering anglers would see that I was hardcore and not think that this was just on day 2 of a new resolution.



Oh, and himself did 16 miles on the bike.

5 thoughts on “Janathon day two: canal

  1. Lauren says:

    I feel the same way every time I show up to my apartment’s overcrowded gym and hop on a treadmill in January, like I need to explain myself to everyone, especially the regulars who keep the same schedule every week and don’t recognize me (my schedule doesn’t allow for that). I think special badges would solve that problem nicely. 😉

  2. henniemavis says:

    Can’t thank you enough for the Google reader bundle. I have issues with organization, so this is really helpful. So are photos of cows & ducks, frankly. Who needs meditation when I have your photos of cows & ducks? Seeing your running routes makes me long to be out there, foul weather be damned!

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