Do I get some sort of merit for the length of today’s title?
Today was the day I didn’t feel like doing my run. It’s been an action packed day and the run got left until last. This morning I joined the boys for their swim and it was really, really lovely. Hector was loving every minute and was being so adventurous and, as Edward was there too, I got to have an actual swim rather than bobbing about in the water doing squats. It felt delicious to glide through the water and I remembered how much I enjoy swimming. Just a quick ten lengths. When we got back we packed up the panniers and headed over to Hampstead Heath for a picnic to celebrate Hector’s friend’s birthday. I put the Garmin on and it measured 5.18 miles. It was blazingly hot, so quite a challenge. On our return journey though, I was defeated by a killer hill alongside Highgate Cemetery. It was so steep I actually thought I was going to go into a wheelie and tip up backwards (remember I have Hector on the back in his bike seat). I got off and pushed and found that just as hard!
This evening we had a lovely time around at Hector’s (and our) friends’ house, eating gorgeous food and catching up (what an incredibly sociable weekend we’ve had!) and then I had the challenge of getting myself out of the door after putting H to bed…and consuming a big bowl of rhubarb crumble and custard. Edward was playing devil’s advocate on the way home: ‘But you’ve been on a bike ride, you’ve been swimming. That’s enough!’ he knows that I would feel I was failing if I didn’t run now though, so was just teasing me, testing me. I told him it’s just that I’m determined, ‘stubborn’ he said.
And yes, I am stubborn and that’s what got me out of the door for a brief run. At the end of my run I entertained the lads in our corner shop by running in and buying a bar of chocolate. This is one brand that I feel counts towards Juneathon in some way: Ritter Sport.
Juneathon Day 14
(no sit-ups and press-ups today, I’ll double up tomorrow instead)
Swim: 10 lengths
Bike: 10.44 miles in 1.37.55 (this includes stops at lights and pushing up hills etc)
Time: 20 minutes 36 seconds
Distance: 2.03 miles
Average Pace: 10.09 miles
Best Pace: 6.45
My Garmin was doing weird things on the run, saying I was doing a 55 minute mile at one point. I think I need a new one, four years it’s been going now!
Juneathon Week 2 Total
Mileage: 20.62 miles
Bike rides: 2
Distance: 14.44 miles
Distance: 10 lengths