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Another 6 miles ticked off


Another 6 miles ticked off today towards my target – thanks for all the encouragement.  Legs, glutes, hip flexors, achilles….. willing, I’m going for it!

We are into the final week of Janathon and there has been a bit of talk on blogs about supportive and patient families enabling us to participate in our mad and fun challenges and reluctant dogs being dragged out of their beds for pre-dawn dog-jogs.  My family are coping prettty well (there are benefits, runing keeps me sweet and less naggy/shouty) although recently there have been a few coments about my failure to keep up with the shopping.  Such as,

We’re out of butter…. a few days won’t hurt, might do you good…

We’re out of Jaffa Cakes…. (Tough one), but ditto…

We’re out of loo roll….   Oh alright I’ll go shopping!

A similar run to yesterday but damp grey and miserable (but there were a few puddles to jump in!)  I ran the top route of my Hyde Park and Serpentine loop (compared to the bottom part I ran yesterday).  I was feeling pretty tired at the  start but after 3 miles and with ‘Footloose’, ‘It’s raining men’ and ‘Pump it’ in a row on my ipod I was happily going along without being aware I was running.

I stopped my Garmin half a mile from home at Tesco so I could grab a bit of shopping on the way home!

6.1 miles in  59.51 mins

113 miles run.  7 days to go…

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.

4 thoughts on “Another 6 miles ticked off

  1. Nearly there and then normal service can resume!

  2. Well done – sounds like we have similar “body issues”. My hips feel a little less stiff today – hope it continues for the rest of January! My hubby’s getting fed up with being lumbered with cooking and washing up – he’ll be glad when I’m not reading blogs til Midnight!

  3. I’m so impressed by the pace you’re managing on your regular runs this far into Janathon.

  4. Hehe I do like the ‘shopstop’ at the end of a run – th one time I shop completely guilt free!

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