Janathon! - A Month-long Exercise Challenge

I've signed up for Janathon, a month-long exercise challenge. Wow, am I repeating myself or what? Or do you skip titles like I do?

The rules are basically to do some sort of exercise every day and blog about it. 

I know what you're thinking. Gosh, that sounds like a boring blog. Well, you know I'm likely to fail a little, or at least injure myself at some point, and that could be entertaining. There's a public record of the last time I tried to exercise every day for a week and failed. And I got hurt. And most weeks I don't even blog every day, let alone blog about two things.

But 52 Small Challenges is a blog about challenges, after all! I might fail, but that's no excuse for not trying. So my goal is to both take on Janathon and continue to blog on my normal schedule of topics. Coincidentally, the week of January 5 is already an exercise week, so it's like I get a freebie after 4 days.

Janathon requires a blog, so if you don't have and don't want to start a blog, there is also Jantastic, which starts on January 5. With Jantastic, you set your own exercise goal, anything from 2 to 7 sessions a week, but the exercise is limited to running, biking and swimming, so walking the dog is out. Also, it goes through March. 

I said I'd run 2 times a week, which is a goal I'm pretty sure I can meet. If I really wanted a challenge, I should have said I'd bike once a week, because I bike something like three times a year. I'd have to join a different gym if I wanted to swim regularly. So I'll be running and maybe biking.

Is "maybe biking" a sport? Probably. 

Me at the 2012 Master the Met. That's a fake smile; I wasn't happy at that point. Climbing stairs is tough. 

Me at the 2012 Master the Met. That's a fake smile; I wasn't happy at that point. Climbing stairs is tough. 

Some of my exercise might be stair climbing, because I signed up for Master the Met. I did it in 2012, and on March 28, 2015, I'll once again climb 40 floors of the tallest building in St. Louis. Those posts will read like this: Did twenty times up the stairs. Yelled at the dog nineteen times for following me. We both nearly died.