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Viceathon

For April I have a new challenge, Viceathon.

Thought up by Cathy (aka Jogblog, organiser of all things Janathon and Juneathon), or was it Shaun (Iliketocount), thinking it might be a way to get jogblog running?! Either way it’s a great idea, hopefully not as hard-core as Janathon or Juneathon but enough to get me motivated and running out the door again.

For Viceathon I have committed to running a mile for each glass of wine I drink. (Actually as my glasses are rather large I should probably make it more like a mile and a half or even two but judging from the debt I am already in on day one (after a weekend with visitors and no running) I think not! The miles don’t have to be run on the same day as the drinking, I just have to get to the end of the month with the number of glasses of wine ‘in’ equaling numbers of miles ‘out’ running!

(See Jogblog‘s blog for details if you’re interested! It doesn’t have to be wine (baked goods eating, soap opera watching and involuntary sighing have also been admitted to and other forms of exercise are possible.)

Viceathon will be a much-needed boost to my running motivation. I’ve been very busy with lots of other stuff over the past few weeks and felt in need of a bit of a break from running too. I even didn’t go and race a planned 10K this weekend because I couldn’t face it. My recent slacking has cut my mileage dramatically and last week I only went to 2 BMF classes (about 6 miles) but now its time to get going again.

Viceathon is phase 1 and phase 2 will be to start a good 10K training plan for the Bupa London 10,000 at the end of May.