Janathon Day 10 – I Skipped this One!

So after getting in from church I did an hour of intense house work – where we’d used th RugDoctor on the carpet – I vacuumed it all, thoroughly! I also vacuumed the porch and the stairs! Cleaned some mirrors as well. Definitely broke a sweat!

We then took a trip to Bluewater – the Pink One and Blue One wanted to buy their own Buffs. But we got to Bluewater to find the Buff store was gone!!! Supposedly it was a pop-up shop for Christmas!? None of us were too happy, it was there only last Sunday – I’d hoped to buy a second one…

All sad as we couldn’t buy any Buffs today

We’ll have to have a look online!

When we got home I helped the hubby move the furniture back into the front room, where we’d moved it to clean the carpet!

Finally I did a minute of skipping and some stretching!

Step count lacking due to not having any pockets – so my phone wasn’t on me all day!

So not an overly strenuous Day 10 – but activities were carried out! I really wanted to go for a run – but know my muscles need the recovery time too!


Today I cleaned up…

And I mean that in the literal sense!

Equipment of Choice!
Equipment of Choice!

My exercise of choice this morning was vacuuming – which included the more strenuous section of doing the stairs! Got quite warm – though this may have also been due to choice of chunky jumper I was wearing!

I even found a site where you can calculate the approximate about of calories you burn doing various exercises and you can even look up household activities including vacuuming!

Calorie Lab

Though personally I’m not really into calorie calculating – I want to do exercise to become fit (and it would be nice to be toned) and not for weight loss purposes as I am already borderline underweight! I attribute this to IBS and a whole host of food intolerances – I’m going on a dietician led elimination diet in February and I can’t wait as it’s getting so frustrating, it’s horrible to be frightened of food and you can’t complain about being underweight!!! Which I can assure you is rather stressful. This week though I’ve limited my wheat/gluten and dairy intake and increased my water intake to see if that helps as I really don’t want to suffer runners tum on my 10km run on Sunday!!!

Found this site which I feel actually provided some great advice on how to deal with the annoying side affect of running and why it happens! Very useful – worth a look On runnersworld.com

Obviously Runner’s Tum might not be something you want to mention you suffer with – but if you do please share what you do to try and prevent it happening or what has worked for you! I’d appreciate it and I’m sure others would too!!!

Though I suffer with anxiety as well and that doesn’t help either – as you can see from the site that in itself can be a trigger!!! Haha!!! I sound a bundle of fun don’t I!?!

Sorry – went off on a tangent there!

I also managed a bit of time on Wii Fit Plus – definitely made it a bit more interesting to try and do with the Blue One up and around, my own mini personal trainer except he kept requesting rather loudly that he wanted to do bowling and kept generally getting under my feet! He was good really, just happier once he was having his game of bowling!

Aerobic Exercise
Super Hula Hoop Rhythmic Boxing Super Advanced

Training Plus
Rhythmic Kung Fu

Finally I went on a very pleasant walk with my mum, dad and the Blue One! We did about 2.16km/1.3 miles in half an hour – not bad with a not quite 3 year old walking too! Such beautiful weather when we walked too, it was lovely, really lifts the spirits! So quite an active day!

Lovely Walk!
Lovely Walk!


Janathon Tally
Running Mileage: 18.67km/11.60 miles
Total Running Time: 02:21:50
Star Jumps: 10
Running on the Spot: count of 20
Push ups: 3
Zumba Calypso warm up: 1
Zumba Salsa Beginners: 1
Boxing: 01:05:00
Total Number of planks: 3
Total time planking: 1mins 40secsc
Wii Fit: 02:55:00
Walking Mileage: 8.97km/
Total Walking Time: 03:41:48
Total Skipping: 1168 jumps
Total skipping time: 00:22:00
Total Vacuuming Time: 00:25:00
Fun: 9/10

Total Janathon Time: 10:45:58 (according to everything I’ve logged on Runningfreeonline)