Juneathon days, two of ’em

Oh well, I was doing so well on the blogging on the same day as running thingie, but lost track yesterday so now feel all behind and befuddled. Anyway I did run yesterday, just a little local parks effort after feeling dreadful on Wednesday (no idea what was wrong, just felt awful). I did, however, tackle the yogi press-ups whatnots that Nadine told me about at the weekend. Hmmm, how to describe them…Get yourself into a downward dog position (triangular, bum in the air) but with your weight resting on your forearms instead of your hands, and have your hands clasped together. From here you exhale and do a press-up – of sorts – and inhale as you ease back into the starting position. Oh my! I felt it in my triceps, abs and thighs. Nadine said she uses this on her students as a build up to/preparation for headstands. I shan’t be going that far.

Today I eventually got out of the house. Hector really loves playing in the garden, well, I suppose we have made it truly special for him with all the space to ride his ‘bike’, push his trolley and run up and down and then there’s the wonderful sandpit. It does mean he takes some persuading to get out of the house. We did get out though, but not until about 4pm and it involved a trip to Ambala to get some savoury deliciousness to accompany the curry I made for dinner. Oh, if you haven’t tasted Ambala’s samosas, you haven’t lived! They are melt in the mouth gorgeous. This did mean negotiating the plodding pedestrians on Turnpike Lane, but we managed just under three miles.

When the curry has gone down a bit I will attempt some more of those Yogi Press-ups. Not sure if I’ll get to blog tomorrow, maybe late on, as we are meeting up with some family types.

Juneathon Day 18

Press-ups: 20

Sit-ups: 60

Yogi Press-ups: 5


Time: 30 minutes 35 seconds

Distance: 3.27 miles

Average Pace: 9.21

Best Pace: 8.18

Calories: 364

Juneathon Day 19

Press-ups: tbc

Sit-ups: tbc

Yogi Press-ups: tbc


Time: 29 minutes 30 seconds

Distance: 2.77 miles

Average Pace: 10.40

Best Pace: 8.08

Calories: 336



Ah, Eric’s got hiccups! At least I think that’s what I’m feeling: it’s like a strong pulse, quite low down. I have read about it and it seems that’s what it is – it makes sense at this stage: with his lungs developing, he will be taking in amniotic fluid. My Mum always says it means you are growing when you have hiccups…he’s certainly doing that! I measured my ‘waist’ yesterday – this used to be the smallest point but is now the widest at…40.5 inches!! Wow! Here is the view I have when I look down:


I can’t actually see my toes, so leant over a bit. As you can see, I have managed to paint my toenails – now that’s a whole new exercise in itself.

You may have noticed I haven’t been swimming for a few days. We spent the weekend with Ben and Jackie over in south Wales and Edward helped Ben with some serious painting (ie up four levels of scaffold) while Jackie and I enjoyed ourselves looking around the shops in Cardiff and at the garden centre. I bought quite a few new plants at the garden centre, and spent last night planting them and giving the garden a general tidy, so that’s about three hours of exercise. I ended up on my hands and knees towards the end – weeding – and found it the only way I could reach comfortably. Not so comfy for the knees though!