Or as Captain Barbossa would say, ‘They’re more of what you call “guidelines”.’
Juneathon Day 8. On account of it being Wednesday and it not being rainy (well it wasn’t at 9 o’clock) and me being right out of excuses it was time for BMF.
It was an OK class, 50-50 greens and reds. There was definitely a colour split during the warm up run with a two distinct groups, greens speeding out front with reds trailing along behind! The class went on to be focussed on core and abs and not too much running, a big relief at the time because I was still half asleep. By the end of the class though, when I was finally warmed up and awake I agreed that it probably wasn’t the toughest class ever.
So when I got home from BMF (after a couple of coffees and a natter) I wasn’t feeling too worn out and with the builders next door still drilling on the wall only a few inches from my ears I decided it would be a good idea to get out the house again as quick as possible.
Now on the first day of Juneathon I stated in Juneathon Rule 1 that ‘one British Military Fitness Class was sufficient daily exercise’. However, I did not go on to state that although sufficient, attending a BMF class did not prevent me from partaking in further exercise that day if I so wished. I just assumed that common sense would mean I wouldn’t want to! But then I caught the Juneathon bug…
So needing to get out the house and having mistakenly looked at the Juneathon mileage totals on running free and compared my mileage to others and to my Janathon running totals I came over all competitive. I told myself I ‘can do a bit better’ and ‘how you going to make 100 miles at this rate’. So I needed to go and run. I was slightly delayed by a sudden downpour , which nearly restored my common sense, but when the sun came out again I grabbed the Bee Gees and my garmin and went out for a great little trot.
2.96 miles 26 .20 mins.
Average pace 8.54 m/mi. Todays pace, according to my garmin was exactly the same as yesterday. Go Bee Gees! My album of choice for Juneathon. I will probably never want to listen to it again come July!