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#juneathon Done.

To finish the month day 30 was a nice 5 mile run at the woods with the dog. Billy boy is getting on a bit now, he’s 12 years old, so therefore he struggles a bit when you get past 3 miles. Today was no different, I had to wait for the old git at times.


But we made it.


As for Juneathon itself…

Although I didn’t actually run every day of the month, I am definitely calling it a complete success. 

I ran 21/30 days.

I enjoyed the slightly more relaxed approach. 

Total Juneathon mileage = 108.5

Cushty.

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#juneathon Day 28

Wasn’t really feeling it today. It was a day of marking, marking and marking. So when the bell went I was straight out and heading home. 

In the gym, on the treadmill and staring at the wall by 5pm…


3 steady miles. Done.

Total Juneathon mileage = 103.5

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#juneathon Day 26 #mymile

Tonight I gave the Strava #mymile a go. The challenge is to complete your fastest mile during the month of June.

After a one mile warm-up I went for it. To be honest I found it hard work: legs felt very heavy and breathing felt very laboured. It was either a result of Saturday night’s long run or the chicken dinner I had before the run. It wasn’t an amazingly quick mile. 7.42.

I’ll have another go before the end of the month. 

In other news….I’ve broken through 100 miles for the month! Boom! 


Total Juneathon mileage = 100.3

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Running and volunteering… #juneathon #run1000miles #parkrun #samaritans

Saturday

Volunteering

The day started at Rutland Water Parkrun for my first ever bit of Parkrun volunteering. I’ve been meaning to do my bit for a while and today I finally managed it, I was a marshall with a camera at the 1km and 4km point. 


It was a great morning – I really enjoyed it – parkrun has such a great community feel – it was good to be involved as a non-runner. 


Running

Juneathon Day 24.

Not doing parkrun this morning meant that the run would have to fit in a bit later in the day. So after watching the F1 qualifying and putting in a bit of time up the allotment it wasn’t until after 6pm when I was ready to get out there. 

The initial plan was that Helen drop me off on her way to her sister’s and I run back home. I had a 7 mile route planned in my head, a new route, but it seemed pretty simple. In fact, run along for a bit, turn right, run for a bit more, turn right, and then I’d be back on the main road and I can head home. 

Things didn’t work out quite like that. 

I started the run aware that I had run out of data on the phone and couldn’t access maps, but it seemed a very simple route. Suffice to say I got lost. The road began…


Turned into a trail…


Turned into something less that a trail….


When I finally made it to an actual piece of tarmac road, I thought I was heading in the right direction. I wasn’t. I then proceeded to run 5 miles in the wrong direction, when I finally reached a place that I actually knew, I was miles from home.

The final 5 miles home were completed on a rather treacherous road dodging traffic in the diminishing light. 

Total mileage = 16.2

Sunday

Volunteering

4hrs at Samaritans.

Running

Following yesterday’s ridiculous run, today was a rest day.

Total Juneathon mileage = 97.3

Total mileage this year = 504


Boom!

#run1000miles

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#juneathon Day 23

After a few busy days I finally got out for a run tonight: 3 miles at the woods with the dog.

Even running at the dog’s slow pace I found it hard work. 

I’ll try to get a few more miles in over the weekend…

Total Juneathon mileage = 81.1

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#juneathon Day 20

Yesterday, day 19, was another rest day. You’ve probably worked out by now that I’m taking a rather more relaxed approach to Juneathon this time round. Having said that, it was bloody scorchio yesterday, and anyone wanting to run in that heat would have been totally off their rocker. 

That’s yesterday’s excuses logged. As for today…

I extended Sunday’s run route by a mile or so tonight. It’s quite a nice little run, I’m attempting to just increase my mileage slightly. Out are the consistent daily 3-milers, to be replaced by some longer runs with some rest days thrown in. 

It was a lovely evening. 


Interesting route.


Even if you had to watch your step – the ground is pretty dry – some nice looking ankle breaking mahoosive cracks to negotiate.


It was pretty warm again today, no where as hot as yesterday, but warm all the same. So the idea of getting out for a run on the trails the minute I walked in the door from work caused a rather negative response from Helen.


Enough said.

Total Juneathon mileage = 78.1

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#juneathon Day 18

Today was hot. Almost too hot to go for a run. It was also one of those busy Sundays, which meant that it wasn’t until teatime that any run was possible. Eventually at 6pm, I was out clocking up the miles. Very hot miles. 

3.7 miles.

I completed a sort of ‘lap’ of my end of town. It takes in a few busy roads, a partially completed new estate, some trails, across fields and through woods. 

It was probably at about this point…


…that some sort of massive flying thing flew into my mouth (it was hot, my mouth was wide open gasping for air) and was promptly swallowed. Gross? Yes. 

Insects swallowed = 1

Total Juneathon mileage = 73.1

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#juneathon Day 17

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noted that I didn’t blog yesterday: Day 16.

Now if you read Day 15’s post you might be mistaken for thinking that I was in the middle of a three day drinking binge. I wasn’t. 

Day 16 was merely a blip if you will, an obstacle in the way, or to put it another way a ‘rest’ day. Scandolous I know, but a ‘rest’ day all the same.

And so to Day 17…

I was up bright and early to venture to Leicester. For two reasons. Firstly, my normal haunt on a Saturday morning is Rutland Water Parkrun, but due to another event on, this morning’s Parkrun was cancelled. So, Leicester Victoria Parkrun and a meet up with Amy and Josh was the plan. 

It was very hot.

Before.


After.


Then off to DMU to see Amy’s final year degree show. The girl did good.


Followed by the obligatory, if somewhat late, Wetherspoon’s breakfast and an afternoon in the garden accompanied by a few Coronas.


All in all a good day.

Total Juneathon mileage = 69.4

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#juneathon Day 15

Pub.