Or for those of you who run in metric, kilometage?
Juneathon Day 12. The Running free totals table for Juneathon here is certainly firing the competitive spirit and boosting the motivation of many of us Juneathoners even though there isn’t a prize for winning.
From reliableplodder who “…discovered that I had been leap frogged by quite a few fellow Juneathoners who had done a long weekend run. I had slipped out of the top 20, …” . To @jogblog tweeting ‘Whoop whoop. I’m 28th at the mo…’ (Sorry jogblog, I’ve just logged a run and hopped back over you, so you are 29th… until someone else leaps over us that is!)
Whatever is driving us, whether it’s, to run the most, be in the top 10, achieve a mileage goal or just run everyday it is certainly working. Most importantly from reading all the blogs we seem to be enjoying ourselves!
Me, I ‘m aiming to run at least 100 miles for Juneathon. Today, realising it was day 12 I calculated that to be on target I should be at 40 miles. I therefore had to go out and run at least 5 miles.
Fortunately my lower limbs were feeling OK so I set off quite happily, even though it was raining, feeling I had a job to do.
Talking about competitiveness…. On the way home running down a hill there was a male runner a way in front going a bit slow, well he was mincing really, so I thought I should be horrible and smug and go and overtake him and show him how it should be done! unfortunately, I caught up with him at the point I turn right so never got the satisfaction! I blame it all on the lyrics going through my ears at the time (yes, sorry still can’t shake off the Bee Gees fixation)
‘I’m gonna break down your defenses
One by one
I’m gonna hit you from all sides
Lay your fortress open wide
Nobody stops this body from
You better beware, I swear…’
(from You Win Again. Bee Gees.)
5.71 miles 53.35 min