It’s June, I’m a runner, I blog so it must be Juneathon! You know, Juneathon. I did attempt to do this run-every-day lark last year, but found it really difficult to get out some days with all the playing/etertaining I do each day, but this year is different. You can see the rules here, and JogBlog has given a list of all the Juneathonites here (I will try and add links here sometime, when I get the chance).
It’s been almost three weeks since I ran. I am much, much better now, having dosed up on antibiotics, but I still can’t hear in my right ear. It’s very odd and I have no sense of how loud I am talking, so keep talking really, really quietly. I will be relieved when the ear goes ‘pop’ and I can abandon this floating around in water feeling.
As you can see from the Juneathon rules, you don’t need to run every day this time, just take some form of exercise, but I am aiming to run. I also got a bit excited by this on Hauling My Carcass’s blog. Sit-ups and press-ups. Now, I used to go to a boxercise class that was run by a complete sadist and I could do sit-ups and press-ups until I was blue in the face (literally) but I am very weak and squishy in those areas these days, so this sort of challenge might be just what I need. Ok, I will get down right now and see how many sit-ups I can do in one go…50! Not bad. I gave up when I started to lose form, I think I’ll focus on good form. Press-ups, hmmmm, let’s see…12. Oh, I have a long way to go! These were girlie press-ups, by the way, with my knees on the floor (I used to do full-on hardcore press-ups in the olden days). So, I will gradually build this up during the next month and aim to do 200 sit-ups in one go and 100 press-ups. Ha-ha-ha-ha.
Juneathon Day 1
I am going to go out for a run later, bit hot right now. Happy Juneathoning everyone!
I got out and ran, and boy was it hot! I wouldn’t normally run on a Monday because I like to run in the morning, and we go to ‘Musical Mondays’ then Hector sleeps. So, I had to fit the run in in the afternoon and also had to buy, wrap and post a birthday present. To get around all this I decided to run through the park, over to the hell that is Wood Green, negotiate the children’s department of H&M with a running buggy whilst dripping with sweat, head back over to the park, wrap the present, go to the post office then run home again. Phew! Not having run for a few weeks I felt a bit ‘urgh’ but not too bad, I’m sure the heat contributed to it and also running quite close to lunch (cucumber and melon are major repeaters). I think I might run all my errands from now on, Wood Green is so much easier when you just run in and out in a flash 🙂
Time: 40 minutes 1 second
Distance: 3.83 miles
Average Pace: 10.27
Best Pace: 8.09