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#Juneathon Day 23: Are we sure it’s not #Janathon?


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)


#Juneathon Day 20: scary life things!


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.

#Juneathon Day 15 : Half way there!


Wow, this is new territory for me. I’m half way through Juneathon and still Jogging & Blogging.

(I haven’t been logging, I don’t like the site, I might log it all in one big swoop near the end)

So how has it been going? Back in my 1st Juneathon post I set some other goals along side completing Juneathon.


Dropping Body fat.

Well I’m not doing well balancing the general HUNGER that I find comes with Jan/Juneathon. I’m basically just eating EVERYTHING.

I wear a NikeFuelBand everyday, and by comparison of May to June I’m burning about 400 extra calories a day. If I could avoid the toasted teacakes and chocolate bars, I’d be loosing weight, but I’m not. So I’ve put on weight.

It depresses me, but it seems like I’m just going to have to download My Fitness Pal back onto my phone & go back to calorie counting. Bah!

So Juneathon.

I have done 7 hours & 41 min of running, covering 54.7km !

(Last year I managed to cover 85km for the whole of June, in 10 hours 16min)

But numbers don’t tell the whole picture.

This time last I was building up for a Marathon &  heaps fitter than I am right now.  I almost completed a marathon and then sat on a couch for the rest of the winter, and spring and have only really just gotten off it.

(I’ve also realised that I haven’t actually told the story of my Guild Marathon attempt, and how I was driven to the finish line by the Red Cross, I’ll write that up soon. Probably)

This year feels like the 1st time I did Janathon, and I can actually feel myself getting fitter with each run. Especially as I’m following the same route quite often, and as I pass where yesterday, or the day before, I slowed to a walk for a little while, and I’m still running today.

No Starbucks.

I’ve spent £1.65 in Startbucks this month. Regular visitors will notice this is the same price as toasted fruit bread. I was hungry, it was a Sunday morning before work & there was no other places open, I left the house in a rush & was STARVING.


Back to Juneathon, tonights run was late, I cooked a big meal for the husband’s father’s day treat, and it wasn’t untill about 10pm I actually managed to move again.

A rather burpy 4.66km in 37 min brought me halfway through the month.

Here’s to another 15 days!



#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