It seemed almost the second I got my running kit on, it started to rain.
Nothing new for Juneathon then eh?
A cold, wet & windy 30 min later, Juneathon 100% complete!
I’m proud. It’s only taken 3 attempts to achieve it, and I did it mostly in secret!
Juneathon was one of the three June goals. The other 2, well, that’s 50/50.
Drop 2% body fat
I weighed myself this morning & took all my measurements. No change. None.
I have actually have only lost 1lb in weight since the 1st January.
I’m slightly mixed in my emotions about this. I know I’ve eaten an awful lot of crummy food this month, a few cheeky beers and a good amount of sweets.
The annoying thing is that I didn’t take any measurements at the start of the year, so while I know I’ve lost a few inches, I’ve no idea how many, and I want the numbers to prove it dammit!
I spent £1.65 in Starbucks this month, on fruit bread one Sunday morning, because nothing else is open in Preston.
My coffee shop cold turkey wasn’t 100% true, I had a few Neros & a fair amount off breakfasts from a local indie shop (they curdle soy milk, so no coffee from them) but nothing near the shocking amount I previously spent.
Home Cooked Meals
I did well cutting out the massively mediocre coffee and I’m going to attempt to change my terrible habit of buying breakfast or lunch, and start planning ahead & making my meals.
Also, I’ve recently fallen into the habit of buying junk oven meals, or pizza. I need to stop being lazy & start making Food.
30 Day Shred
One day off after Juneathon & I’m going to do 30 Day Shred. I’ve taken measurements, if I manage it, it should shift a few.
Today, it seemed to rain as soon as I left the door.
I feel like this has been the most miserable & wet & cold Juneathon ever. I though this was supposed to be a warmer, drier version of Janathon.
(And I seem to be repeating myself, sorry readers, I know I’ve made this whine and moan before)
Today was a slow jog / walk, with less sulking than yesterday, but also much slower. I’m very much looking forwards to the last day tomorrow, and hopefully I’ll get up quite early and get it over & done with!
Today I got some news about a a course I’d applied for at work. I wasn’t successful & was devastated, I really wanted onto this training course. I was given some feed back about why I wasn’t selected, and I think it will take a few days to digest, and sulk, before I take it seriously, instead of personally.
So my run was full of replaying the interview, and things I thought I’d done well & also how it was the end of the world that I didn’t get onto the course.
But at least I ran.
I went running quite stressed, I’m going to London on Thursday, for training / interviewing. I have to make a presentation. I’m a little stressed by it.
And I’ve also done nothing but snack all day, so I probably shouldn’t have had pizza and then went for a “run.”
So it wasn’t a comfortable run, and because I couldn’t get the presentation out my brain, it wasn’t relaxing.
I was going to run much earlier than 10pm, I was going to, honest.
But the guest tweeter on The Women’s Room was tweeting about #WomenInSport and I got sucked in.
I’ll write more on another day (I’m just trying to keep up with Juneathon) but one thing I want to shout about is
Remove VAT for sports bras
I can understand that all other sports equipment has VAT on it, but if I want to do any kind of sport being female I need a sports bra, or further pain & injury will arrive. I’d even settle for VAT removed from the larger sized Sports Bras (as I know they aren’t made by many companies & cost £££) and if they were cheaper, I think I would help (not completely page the road with gold, just help) more ladies get into sport & activity more.
What do you think #Juneathon?
I also ran 3.2km, I wouldn’t have got that far without one.
I’m honestly running out of things to say, I’m doing so many things, that my ginger brain can’t think of anything extra right now.
I went running. Once around the park and then on to tesco, and because I was hungry I ended up buying junk food for tea.
The weather here has been horrible, yesterday I was complaining about rain dropping on the back of my neck, today, I find a tree blown over on my normal route around the park.
Have you all been playing a trick on me, is it still Janathon? Am I Rip Van Winkle, and have actually slept for 6 months?
If I complain to the Met Office will they give me a gift card for a free summers day? (I’d save it for #Janathon)
Ok then day 21 and I’m still running, there was some walking (and texting) but I’m proud to say that I’m certain that today there was defiantly more running than walking.
And when I returned home, my husband had cooked my tea.
Day 20 of Juneathon was another late run, not actually getting my running kit on until after 9pm.
It was a really great run. Music, Zombie chases, and a run that silenced my head. It wasn’t a fast run, or a long run, but after an evening writing cover letters & CVs for some amazing things at work, it was enough to stop my brain buzzing and thinking and waiting for an instant reply.
4km round a route with some lovely long flat straight roads, perfect for switching on some Zombies Run & praying I’m quick enough to avoid getting eaten. Awesome.
I do have one small confession. I have only washed my running tights once this Juneathon. I’m stinky.
Today was LONG.
A full work day, and then a training session & then a naughty beer (thanks Maz!) and then once around the park then to supermarket for milk and home for pizza and bed!
Is it July yet?