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Blogging from the Solent.


Janathon day 30.

This is a first for me, thanks to the wonders of modern wi-fi and free public access networks I am able to blog today from the ferry while we sail from Cowes to Southampton. It’s a usual busy Sunday afternoon ferry, very noisy with lots of little kids running up and down (grrr) and intrusive food smells; a mixture of chips, onions and oranges (yuck).

This morning’s ‘early’ run was at 10am. I really didn’t want to get out of my lovely warm bed. Might have been something to do with yesterday’s long run but more likely due to Saturday night’s bottle of red wine. On my husbands third attempt to get me to get up I stumbled forth mainly because he explained that it was a gorgeous morning and he would come with me on my run (by bike). I felt very tired and heavy because I hadn’t eaten, my legs were aching and it was cold. However the sun was shining and I was grateful I’d thought to wear my sunglasses. It was my regular Isle of Wight loop, maybe not ideal as a recovery run because of the hills. I thought it was a slow run but 37 minutes is an average time for this route so I might be getting a bit quicker?

Maybe not that quick, because himself complained that he was freezing cycling soooo slowly and as I shed gloves and hat he promptly added them to his layers. He cut a fine sight on his ancient rusty racer (teenage prize possession) 3 layers of fleeces, my hat and gardening gloves. Apparently you have to look the part to cycle so slowly. If spotted by overtaking ‘proper cyclists’ I’m told he would appear a right idiot dressed like he was on the Tour de France!

3.73 miles 37 mins

Janathon Totals:

30/31 days run 119.51 miles

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

5 thoughts on “Blogging from the Solent.

  1. lol – yesterdays run sounded and looked lovely…and fair play to him for coming out with you!

  2. *So* high tech! Blogging from a ferry!

  3. Big well done to hubby being so supportive and ofcourse for wearing gardening gloves, glad you managed to blog and run while away, 1 more to go thats hard to believe now.

  4. Hubby does have a point – if I saw someone all kitted out in their lycra team gears but going REALLY slowly then I’d ask questions. But he was beside a runner, so the answers were obvious. Even so, well done to both of you for cutting your morning a little shorter!

  5. I’ve tried to persuade my hubbie to cycle with me, can’t repeat the answer!

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