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Lemon drizzle cake


Juneathon day 7.

Like a few hardcore Juneathoners I thought about Juneathoning in the extreme and giving up alcohol and carbs as well as exercising every day.  Being me I had my fingers in my ears for the alcohol bit ‘la la la’ (no way is it  possible living with two teenage boys and not having a glass of wine) but I did try to cut down seriously on my carbs intake.  However I only lasted 4 days (until the pit stop incident on Monday!)

Today I finally fell off the carb wagon big time with the arrival of my parents and a lemon drizzle cake and a large slice at tea time of which I came to regret later.

It rained all day today but fortunately the forecast was right and it cleared for an early evening run.  I ran my usual loop of the village with a new change to use a bridle path to cut out the first busy mile of road, gaining a bit more up hill on a rough unmade lane.  A bit like taking the high road rather than the low road!  All very good training for me I’m sure.

The sun was out and there were plenty of glimpses of blue sky with a very fresh wind (useful when from behind). Otherwise a unevettful run apart from a lemon drizzle cake size stitch in my right rib all the way round!

3.89 miles

Juneathon running total…  31.37 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.

8 thoughts on “Lemon drizzle cake

  1. Love your use of Lego characters to visualise! So clever.

  2. Quite right too. Juneathon without cake would be unbearable.

  3. My sentiments exactly. The whole cutting out carbs thing is great for weight loss by sooo hard to stick to. The longest I’ve managed is 2 days so I am well impressed with your 4 days!

  4. Brilliant lego pic today! Even though I haven’t been super hardworking for Juneathon so far, I feel that cutting out cake would just be too much… Congrats on all your efforts though!

  5. Cake, I have not had Caaaaake in months. Please post any crumbs to me. Re the wine, teenagers will drive you to it, well maybe the pub when they pass their test?

  6. I succumbed to the lemon drizzle cake today homemade by hubby. It would be rude not too! Wine also well and truly guzzled. Hoping the running counteracting the lack of will power.

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