Category Archives: #Juneathon

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#Juneathon Day 14: Rain?!


It’s Juneathon, June! It’s supposed to be summer!

I’m not supposed to be digging out my waterproof jacket and getting ready to dash out for a run between torrential downpour.

Still I went, it was wet & cold. I hear that in other parts of the UK it’s still sunny. That people are still running in shorts & tshirts!

4.8km in 37min

#Juneathon Day 12 : Still running


Hooray! Today marks a Juneathon PB.

This is the longest I’ve actually managed to stay in Juneathon!

5.22km in 42min, and I managed to avoid the rain, feels like victory!

EDIT : my laptop died so this might be a little weirdly formatted.

But yesterday I had a really great time running & playing “Race Car” with my son.






He just wanted to run & and race, and it was one of the first times I actually didn’t pull the “no mummy doesn’t want to play” card, and joined in. I almost wish I had Runkeeper on, I could swear it was a good few KM in the 30 min run about!

Why do we grow up and stop loving to run about like that?

#Juneathon Day 11: Run Angry


As I was stood in the porch, pressing start on Runkeeper & putting my headphones in, my husband started a conversation that ended up an argument for four minutes (& apparently 16 cal.)

His last words as I left were “well, enjoy your run” and with all credit to him, he said it nicely and meant every syllable.
However it made me grumble and silently bitch in my head all the way around & meant I had to stop in the local Tesco & buy noodles and cake, these are my comfort foods. (I don’t eat them together.

4.8km 34min

#Juneathon Day 8: feeling tired now


After a week of running I’m feeling a little tired now. My legs are feeling slow and heavy and I just want to wear my trainers all day at work, instead of nice shoes that aren’t covered in mud.

I think I’m doing quiet well, my husband hasn’t twigged that I’m doing Juneathon, he hates Janathon & Juneathon because he complains that I’m going out running and never let him go to the gym or running, or that he always has to eat tea on his own & never sees me. I’m not sure why he hasn’t worked out that I’m in Juneathon, possibly blogging from my phone has helped.

Today was 3.7k in 32 min.

Brings me up to a total of about 24km for Janathon today.

#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.