Now, contrary to the picture I'm painting, I don't particularly like being grumpy; it's too much like hard work (hard work that doesn't even count as exercise for Janathon). So I weighed up my options: (1) continue to stomp along, muttering away to myself, "too-fffnnnn-early-too-ffnnn-dark-grrr"; or (2) have a bit of a chat with myself, HTFU and admit I was actually quite enjoying running so early on a Saturday morning whilst most normal people were asleep.
The result? I did enjoy the run (despite the painfully slow pace) and overall it has been a cracking day since (if you are interested, the highlights have included making parachutes, measuring the force of friction acting on a running shoe (must count for Janathon, surely?), coaching netball and teaching the 5 Ds of dodgeball).
The power of optimism, eh? In honour of this turnaround, I'm going to be so bold as to claim Day 15 as near enough half way through Janathon (or at least it will be by halfway round your run tomorrow) and celebrate it appropriately by raising a glass of vino pinko.
As we approach half way, is your Janathon glass half empty or half full?
Day 15 - Thirsty run
Distance: 3.87 miles
Av Pace: 13:41 min/mile (how so slow?!?)
Cake rating: 4/5 (glass half full but I'm ready for a refill, excellent)
Day 15 - Cycle commuting
Distance: 3.79 miles
Speed: 9.2 mph
Cumulative Janathising: 58.2 miles running + 67.6 miles cycling