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Something had to give


And it had to be the long run… I was gutted, for a moment.

Juneathon this year (maybe it’s always this mad in June?) is coinciding with a busy period at the end of the school year, boys having exams and me having work to finish before the long summer holidays. I had planned to do a longer run today because one of my goals for Juneathon this year is to get into some new habits, like parkrun, increasing my regular mileage and long runs.

But I woke up this morning feeling blah, with a headache. I’d slept badly having been awake on and off in the early hours thinking about all I had to do. So there was only one thing I had to do this morning and that was to get on with it all. Spending an hour and a half (plus procrastination time) out running 8 to 10 miles was not an option.

I began thinking about my Juneathon activity late afternoon, after a productive day. I thought about doing some squats and lunge walks around the kitchen and calling it a day. In the end I decided that any miles were good for building my mileage base, plus I figured a couple of miles running was a good calorie burn and would alow me a glass of wine! So I put the dinner on and dashed out for a quick half hour.

Juneathon day 11, Staying in the game 3.21 mile trip around the block.

One of my favourites from last Juneathon, exactly a year to the day. I was 6 miles up then too, slacking! https://fairweatherrunner.co.uk/2012/06/11/wet/

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.

3 thoughts on “Something had to give

  1. Snap! There are only so many hours. Sounds as though you settled on a workable balance.

  2. Well done, you. VERY motivating.

  3. So many peopl seem t be experiencing the same lack of motivation and enthusiasm. I just did a post on this today. http://imarunnerandsocanyou.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/seasonal-motivation-disorder/

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