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#Juneathon Day 4 : Zombie Cto5k



I’m in a grump, and didn’t want to run, but I forced myself out the door.

I did 2 things.
I promised myself I would buy cake if I did a whole 30 minutes or more.
I put on a Couch to 5k track, so I didn’t feel bad about only half running, or mostly walking.

I love the SixToStart Zombies Run game, but have only done 2 runs from the other app they have, a 5k training app from the guys at Abel Township.
Previously you had to follow the program, and could only get the next workout once you’d completed the 1st. An update recently unlocked all the training plan, so I skipped ahead to week 3, and did a little more running than the start. It’s good, it talks you through each run / walk interval & has some stretching included. I like it, an I escaped from Zombies safely.

4.2km in 38 min & an apple pie.

#Juneathon Day 3: contains actual running.


Today I had planned 2 gym classes straight after work.

Body Attack, another of the Les Mills classes, this time no weights, and me flailing about to music, but it burns about 500 cals in 45 min class, so I just do it & hope I don’t injure the fools who stand near me.

And Box Fit. A class that involves boxing & an instructor with a mean streak, but I really enjoy it, so I keep going back for more pain, and eventually I’ll be able to plank & do press ups in boxing gloves.

However this didn’t happen, because as I was eating tea with my husband, Spag Bol BTW, he dropped the news that he is working late shifts this week, so I’d need to pick our kids up instead of him.


So I got up and went “running” this morning.

It was actually more of a jog walk, I’m not a morning person.

It was a lovely morning.

3.12km in 31min, hardly record braking, but it’s still 30 min of activity, so I’ll not moan about it any more.

#juneathon Day 2 : already ran out of clever titles.



Today’s Juneathon effort was another class. This one an hour long & with weights. I was all set to take photos of the little area you set up at the start of the class, with a step & all the stuff you add on & take off for different sections, but GymPact was being bloody stupid & I spent more time fiddling with my iPhone, and just didn’t have a chance before the class started.
It’s only the 2nd time I’ve done Body Pump, and last time I ached for 3 days afterwards.
It’s crushing. I’m certainly not going to be picking anything of the high shelves at work tomorrow. It just confirms I have no upper body strength.

I’m also 2 out of 2 for writing my food diary. I’m good at starting, but rubbish at doing it for more than a few days, but here’s to a Juneathon streak. I use My Fitness Pal, (runforthequiet if you want to find me & see all the junk I consume.)

Ok, my arms are going to drop off, so that’s enough typing, what’s shall I have for tea?

Look Fit! #Juneathon is here!



Nothing like a Juneathon to break you out of a months blog silence!

If you have no idea what Juneathon is, well, it’s like Janathon, but theoretically warmer. If that doesn’t make sense to you the I suggest you visit the Juneathon site and learn about it there.


My first day of Juneathon was an 8am class at the gym on the opposite side of town.
Metafit is only a 30 minute class but it’s pretty fierce. All body weight training and all done in short sets. It’s a killer. I left the class half dead and with a soggy sweaty shirt. Then had to dive into the shower, get dried, dressed and on the bus to work in about 11 minutes.
I think it’s unfair that after a really hard gym class, and I put lots of effort in, I had to sprint for the bus!

I don’t think I’m going to run every day of Juneathon, but I will make sure I do at least 30min of activity every day. I have different gym classes booked for tomorrow & Monday, so I don’t think my 1st run will be until Tuesday.

I also set some goals for June this morning.


I’d like to point out, that I’m not giving up coffee, just the brand.

Wish me Luck, & good Luck to all #Juneathon participants!

#Juneathon Day 11 – Thinking of Medals

My Manchester 10k (2010 & 2011) & Liverpool Marathon 2011 Medals

Last night, I went for a walk then run, mostly because I hadn’t done much all day but eat & couldn’t be bothered to do lots of running. While I was walking, I was thinking, and somehow got on to thinking about the medals I’ve gotten from doing the (few) races.

There are only 4, but 2 of them live in the bowl we chuck our keys in & the other 2 have become “princess medals” that are worn by my daughter & her toys when playing the sort of pink & cute games that little 4 year old girls play.

Every time I chuck my keys into the bowl I always think “I *should* do something with them” and then I don’t because I think it would be showing off, or tacky or something like that, so they stay in the the key bowl & around Princess Aurora‘s neck.

So I asked Twitter what they all do with their medals;

@Jogblog “Mine are hung on a hook on the wall. The hook was already there, it’s just somewhere to bung them.”

@Rhalou ” I hang them up by the door to make me smile whenever I walk by :)”

@LongJogRoz “mine are hanging on the big mirror we have in the hall. Supposed to give me a little lift as i walk by…”

@KnittedPenguin ” Mine are all worn by a large PG Tips Monkey who we refer to as ‘medal monkey’…”

@MrsBedders “I have a special box for mine and I keep all my race numbers too.”

@DiscreetSecure “I made a nice display of all mine in a nice wooden ‘odds & sods’ tray that held them neatly.”

@JoSmith “my #VLM one is on my bedpost – a reminder of the fact I can do anything I put my mind to! “

And then I think this tweet trumped it for me

@Rhinomittens “i have a nice medal rack from allied steel for mine 🙂 lockerz.com/s/216363923”

Isn’t that awesome? I think I’ve just added another thing to my wish list, I’m going to be broke by the time I’ve bought EVERYTHING on the internet.

Also it’s possibly the most replies I’ve ever got to a single tweet! (So don’t I feel popular!)
Does anyone else do something amazing with their medals, or save their race numbers?

What about race shirts? I end up wearing mine to the gym, because most of them are hideous. (Although I like this years Great Manchester Run one)

(Oh, I ran 5k and walked for about an hour for Juneathon!)

#Juneathon Days 9 & 10


I’m a little behind with my blogging & certainly behind with my logging (Because I haven’t one any yet) and we already know I’m behind with the actual exercise.

But the weekend did have excersise in.

Saturday was parkrun,  a wet & damp 5k, managed it in 38min, but learnt that I should not try to run up The Hill on the 1st lap unless I want a horrible stitch for the rest of the run. Still for all my internal moaning, 38 min is an alright time.

Sunday I went to the gym for the usual stuff, and I think I just plowed through the motions, as I found it all very boring. But at least the gym was quiet and I didn’t have to wait for any of the equipment to become free.

Today I do plan to do something, either go for a run or head back to the gym, but I’m in such a grumpy mood, I might just settle for making everyone around me miserable…

#Juneathon Day 8


Today I didn’t run, I’m saving myself for parkrun in the morning.
I did;
Lots of weighty things,
30 min cycle
30 min cross trainer

And ate a giant bar of chocolate. And now I’m drinking Crabbie’s ginger beer.

When you hear me moan about not loosing weight this week, remind me of this post!