Juneathon Day 14. Two weeks done already!
I do have to confess that over the first few weeks of Juneathon I have had a little assistance with my blog from my creative son, The Teenager, in retaking photos to ensure they were in focus and helping choose or assemble an appropriate mini figure to go with a day’s blog. It was nice having him to show an interest in my blog and soo good of him to ‘tear himself away from his revision’ for his end of year exams! …Normal service is now being resumed now that evenings are his own (no homework) and he is winding down for the last weeks of term. (I know, its only June, it’s absolutely shocking, they’ve only just gone back after Easter!). So he is far too busy running a sever and ruling over a world in Minecraft and his only interest in me has returned to when and what is supper!
A very frustrating day, waiting in for a parcel that would never arrive and trying to concentrate on work while the builders next door continue to make enough noise and vibrations and try to send me bonkers and shake our house to pieces! By the time I had a phone call explaining my package would not arrive, because the sender had just received it back, I had just eaten a large sandwich so couldn’t go straight out to run and have a break. I then had to wait for younger son to ring after school and confirm if he was coming straight home himself or would need collecting else where later.
I finally went out to run at 5.30pm and realising how warm it was, I was very grateful I’d not run earlier. It wasn’t a great run, my legs were heavy and aching and I had a slight stitch most of the time. I ended up in the park where at least I could loop from water fountain to water fountain. It was one of those runs which I would not have done if not for Juneathon and wanting to keep on target for my 100 mile goal. (I would have instead chosen to have an early (large) glass of wine to make up for a bad day.)
Although I felt weary for most of it, by the last mile and a bit I was feeling fresher and enjoying myself. I even sped up a little at the end, although that was partly to avoid the shame of being over taken by a girl in a suit running for the bus!
4.63 miles 44.33 mins
1 large glass of wine avoided, (200 calories). 483 calories burnt!