Random Thoughts about Mii and Janathon Days 8, 9 and 10

PhotobucketBasically, the Janathon is a commitment to run or do something every day in January and so far the second week of the Janathon is going better than the first.

Although Day 8 (Sunday) was a bust because I didn’t do much of anything except “recover” from my long and horrible head cold I caught. I had hoped to do some Wii Fit and yoga, but my bed won that battle.

Speaking of the Wii Fit, I was not happy what the Wii Fit trainer did to my Mii!

Just look at the junk in my trunk!  Obviously, my Mii needs to stop throwing back the beers is in desperate need of some Pilates!  Apparently, the Wii has no appreciation for juiceful butts.

Actually, the Wii Fit does not account for muscle.  At least that’s what I’m telling convincing myself and it’s nothing a few hula hoops sessions can’t fix.  My Mii is still smiling, though.  So it can’t be all that bad.

Thankfully, the weather has been more like a typical Florida winter and I’m loving it because it gets me outside running instead of staring at my big-bottomed Mii.

For Day 9 of the Janathon, I ran 3.1 miles.  I was a second faster than last Monday.  Hey, one second is one second and I’ll take it!

Janathon Day 9

3.1 miles

Time 32:11

Ave Pace 10:24

Max Pace 7:58

Today was my sprint day.  Yay.  I’m not sure if the sarcasm in my tone is evident, but I really hate sprint work.  No, really sprints suck and they hurt, but it’s a necessary work-out to get faster.  So, I suck it up and do sprints and for the most part, I feel really good afterwards.

Today I started with a 1 mile warm-up followed by a 6×400 attempt with a 1 mile cool down.  For someone who hates sprints, I think I did all right.

Janathon Day 10

1.7 miles

Time 11:46

Ave Pace 10:05

Max Pace 8:36


Lap 1 – 0.25

Time 1:55

Ave Pace 7:42

Max Pace 6:02


Lap 2 – 0.25

Time 1:59

Ave Pace 7:58

Max Pace 6:10


Lap 3 – 0.25

Time 2:02

Ave Pace 8:10

Max Pace 6:50


Lap 4 – 0.25


Ave Pace

Max Pace


Lap 5 – 0.25

Time 1:59

Ave Pace 8:04

Max Pace 6:22


Lap 6 – 0.25

Time 2:06

Ave Pace 8:20

Max Pace 6:41


1 mile

Time 10:09

Max Pace 8:06

Now, I just to add some hills to my training.  Yay.

I forgot to mention that I am having four wisdom teeth extracted on Thursday morning (yay) which means I’ll miss a few training days and Janathon days while I heal.  Here’s hoping the soft food diet I will be forced to endure will help thin Mii down.

*Proudly submitted to Stacy Uncorked, because when I blog about my training, it’s usually pretty random.*



  1. Ian (@runningman856) says:

    You and me both on the head cold front – being ill during #janathon sucks! Still, it IS a commitment, and one which I’ve stuck to even when I haven’t really felt like it at times.Hope the rest of #Janathon goes well for you. Good Luck!

  2. blondgirl008 says:

    I too had a head cold that derailed my fitness progress. But I have gotten back on track and enjoy the elliptical (can’t run anymore, the hip is talking to me) and pilates. But I promised myself I will do anything- zumba, yoga, circuit training if I can do something once a day for 30 days straight. That’s my goal. I can’t handle my jelly (as Beyonce would sing in Bootylicious).

  3. kevin foreman says:

    sprints? now that is keen. I reckon you should be credited 25km for each tooth extracted. I think I’d rather run 100k than have wisdom teeth extracted. Fingers crossed I’ve dodged the colds, but hey, it is summer 🙂

  4. momto8blog says:

    sprints and hills..that is the workout that cut my husbands time significantly when he was playing college sports…so long ago…never went out of style! I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

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