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#Juneathon Day One

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So it’s back. And the excuses begin.

I didn’t run today, but if you ask me nicely I might get around to telling you about the Liverpool Marathon I competed last week.

Today I walked 2.2km from my home to the city center. It took about 25 min. It’s about 20 more minutes walking than I would do on a Sunday.
I think it’s almost a tradition that the first day of a Jan/June- athon is a bit lame.

I’ll make a better effort tomorrow. Probably.

#SignOfLove – Sochi 2014 – #LoveAlwaysWins

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This, and a post still hidden away in my drafts file, have been the hardest I’ve had to write. This one, a little like the other, has rapidly descended into a ranting, rage filled post very quickly, and while I’m not above a bit of ranting on my blog, this post quickly ends in an incoherent jumble.

I’ve thrown this together, because I’m running out of time , the #SignofLove campaign is reaching the end, and I’m just going to write the post & go back and delete some of the swears, and hope what’s left makes sense.

While I’m doing that, here’s a podcast of an interview I did Heather & Fiona from Lush Preston on the #SignofLove Campaign to get you started.

 

 

 

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So what’s gotten me all riled up about it? Honestly, I think the video below spells it out better than me.

(I have tried to write it. Too many swears)

Aside from the obvious statement that Putin & his “Gay Propaganda” Laws are a crock of shit. And that sport shouldn’t be used as a platform for politics, I have a few other things to add.

The Olympics shouldn’t have been held in Sochi, the IOC should have moved the Winter Games, or at least made a vitriolic condemnation of the Russian Laws.

Instead we have the Italian IOC member Mario Pescante mouthing off at America for sending openly gay athletes as the US delegates.

“It’s absurd that a country like that sends four lesbians to Russia just to demonstrate that in their country gay rights have [been established]. The games should not be an occasion and a stage to promote rights that sports support daily.”

Erm excuse me? How can these rights be supported at Sochi? When you’re not allowed to say openly you’re gay?

And Russia has used deliberately vague terms in it’s legislation, which has meant that Russians who agree with the absurd laws feel like they can take the law into their own hands, subjecting violence & crime upon LGBTQ communities.

I’m also appalled that (as far as I’ve found) there’s been no statement from any of the major Olympic Sponsors. What a pile of shite they are.

I’m going to stop ranting. Share my #SignofLove photo and ask that you do the same. Upload it with to Instagram. If you fancy, make it a #Section6Salute too, and remind the IOC their own charter should not be thrown away for money.

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Section 6 of the Olympic Charter states,

Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.”

If you want to hear my ranting reasons and rage, give me a tweet @runforthequiet, and I’ll have to tame it down to under 140 characters. (Or drop a comment below) Please note if you troll, I will slay.

If you want to know more about the #SignofLove campaign visit

https://www.lush.co.uk/sign-of-love

I also suggest heading over to Instagram and checking out all the photos tagged #SignOfLove.

#Janathon Day 6: Blue Monday

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Today is the most depressing day of the year. It’s true, it’s been written about by a newspaper and is on the internet , and it turns out it’s Twitters fault.
(http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/britons-wake-up-to-blue-monday-the-most-miserable-day-of-the-year-9040915.html)

According to researchers who have analysed more than 2 million tweets over the past three years, the first Monday back from work in the New Year is the day when people post the most negative tweets.

It’s also another anniversary of my mums murder, and quite frankly I’m amazed I got up and functioned like a reasonable human, so I’m counting a 9 hour day in retail, smiling and saying nice things to people, as my Janathon effort, and it was an effort.

I’m off to curl up in a dark place and practice my grumpy cat face.

Meanwhile here’s a video of my favorite bathbomb, as a reward for putting up with such a maudlin blog, and me quoting The Independent at you. Good Night.

#Janathon Day 5: now with added children

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Today’s Janathon effort was a walk with my daughter, with a break in the middle to watch Frozen.

That’s Frozen the Disney movie, not the frozen Lancashire weather.

Frozen was great, and was the 2nd time we’ve seen it, so my daughter sang along to almost every song. i , of course, am to mature and cool four that sort of thing.

We did approx 40 minutes walking, with 90 min of movie in the middle. And lots of wind and rain too.

#Janathon day 4: Zombies Walk Home

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So another day, another Janathon walk.

This evening I walked home after work. I ate a pretzel and listened to Zombies Run while I walked.

It’s been ages since I walked home, it’s about 2km and it used to take me about 30min, when I used to walk to work on Sunday morning before the busses ran.

I did it this evening in about 20 min, my husband was surprised to have me home so fast. Result.

I think I’m going to have to start running soon.

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#Janathon Day 2 – Zombies Walk

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Another walk tonight, less rain & wet.
Runkeeper paused for some unknown reason, but I was listening to Zombies Run! so I still have a track of how far I went, plus I saved a train from squishing a person and a horse. (Not in real life in the Zombies Run! game)

So I’m up to about 7km for the year. Time to get the weights out & start thinking about eating better food.

#NaBloPoMo – I don’t like the prompts

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Thursday, November 14, 2013 If you could quit one bad habit instantly without difficulty, which would it be?

What would I just stop without difficulty?
Oh I don’t know! I’m starting to think I’m just going to give these blog prompts up. And just waffle for the rest of the month.

Also I hate these types of question? What’s the point? Is it to make me feel bad that I’m not perfect and then whine about my terrible faults? I’m not going to do that, that’s just going to make me miserable and make me think I’ll never change, or give up whatever terrible habit I’ve focused on.

I have horrible habits. I do things that I don’t really like, and I know why I do them (mostly because I’m either lazy or tired) and I know I need a determination to stop & completely get rid of them. But some of my “bad” habits are fun, I quite like eating takeaway now & again, and I will not give up coffee. Nope. Not happening.

I think this is the last prompt I’ll do, I’ve read through them all (should have don’t that before I started eh?) and I don’t really like them, so be prepared for 2 weeks if waffling dribble.

#NaBloPoMo – chillin’

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Name five things inside your refrigerator right now and how you feel about them.

Ok then.

Yogurts
These are for the kids, I hate them, they are gendered. Seriously, there’s pink yogurts with hearts & stars on them, and blue yogurts with space rockets, why do they need to be girls & boys yogurts?! Bah!

olives

These are out of date, I need to throw them away. Oops

almond milk
I find everyone’s life is a lot sweeter, or at lest I fart less, if I don’t consume cows milk. I hate soy milk, I love almond milk.

sliced sandwich meat
After a lifetime of working for a sandwich chain I hate sandwiches for lunch. My husband, however, will happy eat them every day.

beer
This is not mine, I have made a lifestyle choice not to drink beer, my friend Maz was there when I said it, she’s my whiteness. Again this is my husbands (& his mate Phil’s)

It actually seems like there’s not much reason for me to go in the fridge. I have a lot more things for me in the freezer, I love cooking & freezing things, but that’s a post for another day!