But I didn't do that. I toughed it out for 4.6 miles. About 2 miles into my run I crossed paths with and older gentleman coming from the opposite direction. He waved me to a stop and we had the following conversation:
Old Dude: Does this trail lead to Tatum? (Tatum is a road)
Me: Yes, it does. You're about 2 miles away.
Old Dude: I'm training for the PF Chang's Marathon.
Me: Me too! Well, I'm only doing the half.
Old Dude: Oh. Yeah. I'm just doing the half. But I've done 27 marathons in my lifetime.
Me: Wow. I've only done one.
Old Dude: Don't worry, one day you'll do a marathon.
Me: I've actually done a marathon, but only one.
Old Dude: Don't worry, you'll do one someday. Thanks for stopping to talk with me!
And with that, he happily jogged off.
So that adds 4.6 miles on Day 5 of Janathon for a total of 14.79 miles.