Saturday, January 31, 2015

31 January and last day of Janathon

Earlier in the day. walked downtown to a good Coffee shop, had a coffee and  then walked back  home. . Distance 5.54K.
Walk to Coffee shop and back home
Kingston, 08, Canada Declared it and Did it.  Map My Run was the internet site that i  used to record the distance. 

Late afternoon 16:00  I ran 5.14K.   Its was cold. 
Feeling tired, ran at a slower than usual pace. temperature is -16C, but feels like -19C.
Its the last day of January and I hope winter is on its way out. 
The winter of 2015 and the very cold weather has gotten to me. 
My Janathon has come to an end. I am happy that  I finished it. But I had problems motivating myself to record what I did. Unfortunately, I did not write about other thinks in my life. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Janathon Day 29

Went to a Yoga Class at Studio 330 at 5:30 PM.  Class was led by Ashley.   It was excellent. 
 Lots of walking, shopping and to the Yoga  class. Outside temperature is -15C, (feels like -22C. Feel very lucky to have a warm home and good food.  Distance walked 8K. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Janathon Day 29 .

 Today was not a good day. Disappointed in myself. 
 No running.. I walked downtown and back home (7K).  Felt tired and no energy.  Snowing heavily at the moment.   hoping tomorrow will be better.  I need to  get back on track  and run 5 days a week.  

Bought a book at a bookstore sale. Blisters and Bliss.  The book is a Trekkers Guide to the West Coast Trail in BC. 
 Recently read a good book - The Cellist of Sarajevo- Steven Galloway. (Canadian). And I recommend it.
On my night table - Down and Out in Paris and London- George Orwell. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Day 28 Janathon

Cold -7C . late afternoon run 7.09K  Okay.
Earlier  -late morning I walked to town - 6.5K 
Planning an evening of TV and do some reading. 

3 more days. to complete the Janathon challenge.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Janathon Day 27-18

e days are getting longer and also colder. 
Got my run in the late afternoon.  Distance 7.09K

We missed the NY state snowstorm, but it's cold. -10C and feels-like -18C

5 more days to go in Janathon. It has been good for me.. there have been many late afternoons cold  and snowy, and I  probably would have passed, not done my run. However the challenge provided me with the incentive to get dressed and go for my run.  

I have been thinking about switching to Wordpress. It seems to more complicated to use than Blogger. however, the blogs are nicer. 

Enjoying a Stella Artois beer as i write this post.  Time to sign off and cook my  supper. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Janathon / January 26

 Check out the   Weather  here. 

 It's  cold. Decided too cold to run.  Not happy about this as my training  is suffering. 
It is physically hard to run in this cold. 
Hoping, tomorrow I will be able to get a run done. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 25

Day off from running.  
 Went to a Yoga  class
 and lots of walking. (8K)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday January 24

Today's run 7.84 K. Ran late afternoon around 17:00hrs.
Temperature was a balmy -4C roads and sidewalks were icy and slippy. 
Happy to get home without falling. 

Late morning walked downtown. Had a coffee and a muffin.
 Read the Globe and Mail.
Think I should get a subscription to the  Saturday edition. 
  Would be cheaper than going to Starbucks. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thursday and Friday Janathon 22 and 23

Thursday went to a 1 hour  Power Yoga Class at Studio 330. at 17:30.
Walked to the class and back home  8K.

Friday   did a training run .6.11K.  temperature was -3C.  Not easy running as the sidewalks are icy and 
lots of snow banks. 

I have added a Blog to my reading list.

Written by a local Kingston lady. Check it out. She writes about bicycles and cycling. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21 and Janathon 21

 Few days ago, I bought a new running shoes - Mizuno Wave Riders. Bought online  - as the price is a little lower.   Picked  them up this afternoon. I have been wearing them around my apt. Happy, they fit okay.  

The cold weather is starting to get me down. You have to accept the cold in winter. It goes with living in Canada and being Canadian. 
Early Afternoon, I walked to Starbucks. read the newspaper and had a coffee and muffin. The walk was 6K. 

Today's run - 5.65 K in the late afternoon. Felt tired and sluggish. But, I got a run in. 
Present Temperature is -11C and feels-like -16C
 Check out Kingston Weather .  Weather Channel - Kingston Weather

 Till tomorrow. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Janathon January 20 - Tuesday

It's 20:30 and its -12C. 
late afternoon I went for my run. 
Garmin stats: 

Weather Channel is forecasting a cold night. -16C - feels like -23C
  I feel very fortunate to have a warm apt. fo live in and good food to eat. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Sunday January 18 and Monday Jan. 19

Janathon Day 16 and 17.
Sunday (16),  I curled for 2 hours at a local curling club. Had a nice time  on Sunday.  Happy, one of the guys gave me a lift home as the weather was terrible.

Today, Monday (17), I put in a good run 5.48K and I did a 6K walk. 
Making plans for this years running season. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Days 16 Friday and Day 17 Saturday

Friday was a very cold day. No running. I walked 6.5K

Today, Saturday, 
Temperature -9C Feels like -14C

Garmin Report 

6.31 km Distance

and a 6k walk to town supermarket.

supper and tried a new beer, from Vancouver brewery. 
Verdict - its excellent.  Give it a try.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Janathon / January 15

20:40 - Its a black night and cold. Temperature is -10C, 
Fitness activity today was  Yoga at Studio 330. 
Went to the 17:30 class Hour of Power Yoga  at Studio 330 led by Ashley. 
First time I have been to Power Yoga.. A one-hour class.  My first Power Yoga class. 
And it was far physically strenuous than other classes I have taken.
 It certainly was the right class for me today. A great class.

Walked down and back. 3.82 Walk to Yoga and home

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wednesday January 14

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Distance:6.02 km
cold -12 C and running route was difficult.  lots of snow and ice. thinking on runs that I may enter this year. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

January 13

Did not run today. Temperature dropped to -17C (feels like -22C). 
I walked in the cold -  Out and back  route 10.3K. 

I need to run or do some other form of exercise that gives the same training effect as running. 
The forecast for tomorrow is colder than today. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday Junathon 12

Today's Run Distance:6.19 km
 Weather conditions cold and Very Damp.  The  temperature is dropping quickly. With the wind, it's brutally cold running. Happy, I got the run in early. 

Took two days Saturday and Sunday off from running. Sunday I curled for 2 hrs and walked home from the Curling Club.

Tom Brown died on Saturday night. He lived two apartments down from me. Dedicated today's run to him. 
Click on Tom to see his obit. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday January 11

I have taken up the sport of Curling. Today is my curling Day. every Sunday afternoon, I curl from 4-6pm. This is a new sport for me. 
I am enrolled in Curling U3. learn to Curl. Every Sunday since Mid-October and onto the beginning of April I curl. 
We do warm-ups, drills,  practice  sweeping and throwing rocks.  And we play practice games. 
We have a coach and our group of approx 10 -12 is made up of guys and gals..  So far, I am enjoy curling.

After our Curling session,  I walked back home  .Distance  5k,
 Back to running tomorrow. . 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Saturday Day 10

No running today. Walked downtown  had a hot Chocolate and walked  back  home.
sunny day, but cold. -10C.  The walk replaced the  run.
  till tomorrow.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Stats for my run. Ran at 16:00 hrs.
Distance  7.39 km, Training runs done in sub-zero temperature_-10C training for distance. Time is not a factor. Completing a distance is. ,
 Happy with the run.
time for supper.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

January weather walk and run.

 Howling winds and cold -6C. with the wind and blowing snow, it felt like -16C. Have a look at our weather  via the weather channel.
 Walked down and back  to Starbucks - had a latte and read the Globe and Mail newspaper. 
Was great as there were very few customers - probably because of the weather. This is a 4.65 km walk.


4PM   I did a run . A Run in Blowing Snow
 Run  Distance  5.3 K. I did not time the run. The running conditions were difficult. Snow covered roads and sidewalks - blowing snow. Happy that I pushed myself to dress for the storm.  Very happy to be home. Time to sign of - feed my cat , have supper , TV and some reading.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Janathon Day 7

Its so cold here -21C and it feels like -32C. its dangerous to run in this extreme cold.
Weather Channel Alert
 I am not running today. I have walked to the nearby shopping center, and that is all I am doing.

I think  it may warm a few degrees tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January 6 Janathon

I did a good run this afternoon. Conditions were not the best.  Blowing snow and a cold -8C. The forecast for the next few days is " Extreme Cold Warning ".

I have had enough of Garmin. It is too time-consuming to upload to their website. I have become very impatient with the way they do things. I have decided to go back to using Map My Run.
todays run

Busy evening. Doing 3 loads of laundry.
  It seems  Garmin has connected with my Forerunner. . Happy, but its very frustrating.

Jan 6, 2015
7.59 km

Monday, January 5, 2015

Janathon Day 5

Very Cold,. Managed to get in a run in the late  afternoon.
Very frustrated with my Garmin. Hopefully will
l have uploading  fixed by tomorrow.

 Hoping I have fixed my connection  with Garmin Express.
Jan 5, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

January 4 (Sunday Curling)

  Fourth day of Janathon .
Sunday is my Curling day. In late October, I registered in "Learn to Curl". Every Sunday from 4-6 pm, I am at the Cataraqui Curling Club, learning to Curl. So far, I like it very much.
 This afternoon, I focused on my delivery and stone accuracy.  Threw 64 practice  rocks .  Yes. thats right 64 stones.

I am tired, thinking i should  have an early night. Good night everyone.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Saturday Jan. 03 17:15

My plans for today have changed .  I had planned to run at supper time. However, the weather has changed.  lots of snow and ice .   I am home and unless the weather lets up. the walk will be "it" for today.

weather turned bad and walked.  Walked Downtown and back  home.


21 m
Kingston, 08, Canada
Jenny Moscrop
I walked downtown and back home in the afternoon. total distance is 5.3K . I had planned to run aroung 5pm, however the weather had turned very nasty. Snow and blowing snow and a drop in temperature. May try to go out again after supper.

Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2 Kingston Ontario


Day 2 of Janathon
-7C   17:00hrs 
Run Summary
Distance:7.18 km
Avg Pace:7:40 min/km

Ran  cautiously  as there is a fair amount of ice and Snow  on the sidewalks.  
this is Canada and this is Winter. the weather is normal for us at this time of year. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Years Day 2015 - First day of Janathon

 Very cold  winds and blowing snow. Temperature was - 7C.
Decided to  run early and got my run in around 10:30 am .
It was hard going with the wind and blowing snow.   Slow time, but given the weather conditions  - all is well  and I am pleased.
Kingston (Downtown) Running 
Jan 1, 2015
6.03 km
Pace (min/km)

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