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Janathon Day 7 – Does Massage Count?


On Saturday, after weeks of a grizzly ITB that wasn’t responding to foam rolling and stretching, I booked myself a sports massage for this evening. My ITB was clearly listening and perked up immediately but I kept the appointment. 

So I think an hour of being pummeled and having thumbs and elbows stuck in the tender points up and down my legs and butt must count for Janathon right?


I thought you might say that, so instead I got up at 6:30 this morning and did half an hour of core strengthening. I NEVER do that but knew the last thing I would want to do when I got home this evening would be exercise. There was quite a lot of lying on the floor staring blankly at the carpet but I did get most of the exercises done and even increased the number of squats I’m doing each set (3×12).

Right, time for some chocolate!


3 thoughts on “Janathon Day 7 – Does Massage Count?

  1. Well earned chocolate, massage huuuuuurrrrrttttsssss

  2. Does Massage count? yes; Janathon is a forgiving beast and anything that raises the heartbeat counts as exercise in my world.

  3. If it hurts, it counts. If it’s exercise it counts. It it’s funny it counts. Basically, most things count if you use your imagination.

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