I am now Officially a Janathon Participant

After much hemming, hawing and thinking it over I have decided to take part in this year’s Janathon 2012.  Why the so much going back and forth, in the past I didn’t have time to keep with something like this all the way through to the end and it is a little out of my comfort zone.

When I first read about it a little while ago, I wasn’t going to do it, because I interpreted the rules to be consecutive days of running at least a mile. Which I wouldn’t do as I discussed in my Rest – Such a Four-Letter Word post.

However, after talking on Twitter today with @runtozoostation who advised me that it was run/walk or other activity, I re-checked the website and read the following rules/guidelines for the Janathon:

So here they are:

  • Run or do some form of exercise every day.Blog about it within 24 hours.
  • Join the Janathon group at the Running Free website and log your runs/exercise.
  • Visit other blogs and leave comments, giving your support.
  • Link to the Janathon website and display the ‘Janathon Participant’ logo (which you can find here).
  • And that’s about it really.

After I read the rules again, I decided that it is something that I usually do most days anyway and it would give me a chance to discover some new running/fitness blogs. The biggest difference will be instead of using DailyMile, I will be using Running Free to log my runs online, so we will see how that goes, I was mostly happy with DailyMile and was just starting to get more involved with that community.

I went through the process of joining Running Free and Janathon group. I was pleasantly surprised with Running Free everything was pretty intuitive – which probably means a blog post review about it will be the works sometime in January. I put the Janathon Participant logo in my sidebar with a link to it and think that I have completed all the prerequisites to take part in Janathon.

I usually don’t like doing these kind of things, but I promised myself that if I was still running at the end of the year, that I would do some stuff that would take me out of my comfort zone and this will be one of those things.

Now to get ready to be active for the Janathon.

Thank you @runtozoostation for setting me straight and challenging me to do this 🙂

2 thoughts on “I am now Officially a Janathon Participant

  1. Haha! You're welcome! And thanks for the challenge back of keeping me accountable as well :o) Now I just have to set up my blog and officially join this challenge!! And you should've known a fellow sp.ed colleague would check and recheck the fine print ;o)


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