Sunday, 30 June 2013

June-athon went all Wrong-athon



Who stole June? Seriously, time flies and all that but this feels like a whole month didn't just fly but was transported via the Tardis!  It started with good intentions, oh so good and oh so intentional. Just a run and a blog every day - that was all. Then it just all went horribly wrong (you can see the demise as my last desperate attempts were a few words posted by iPhone!).

I won't bore you with detail but suffice to say it involved son going to America by himself (an exciting adventure for him and a slightly traumatic experience for me), and continued with migraines, insomnia, too much coffee and wine (some of these items may be linked!), ten hour days in the office job, and culminated last week in the dog having an op having been poorly.

So - I have still done a bit of running and a bit of writing - nowhere near the amount planned and definitely not daily. But sometimes shit happens. It just happened a lot in these past four weeks.

But dog's fine, son's fine and I'm fine. And so - new month, new challenge.
Tomorrow I start 100K words in 100 days. I'd aimed to have my e-book edited and complete by this weekend but haven't (see above for distractions, excuses, blah blah) so will be aiming to finish this in the next couple of weeks, while starting this challenge.

It is after all *only* 1,000 words a day. What could possibly go wrong...?! (stay tuned.. ;))

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Juneathon Day 4

Two for the price of one! Did a run this morning - Nike+ stopped part way through so have 2 seperate records of:
1.6 miles plus 0.64 miles

Reckon that's about 2.24 miles then!

Monday, 3 June 2013

Juneathon Day 3 - quick ones!

No time -busy day - doesn't work get in the way especially when you sleep in cos you had far too much of a good weekend...
So, today just a 20 minute walk with the dog and 15 mins of sit ups and crunchy things (my own technique...!)
And a v short blog...

But better than nothing!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Juneathon Day 2 - lessons already learned

Day 2 of Juneathon - and after another night out (albeit sober one as I decided sensibly to drive following the previous night's excesses) I was debating if a golf lesson later today could count as 'exercise'. I decided not as, not only is it golf, but I don't even walk around the course as I'm a total beginner and just learning how to hold the sticks and look like a golfer (though there is no way I can do lady golfer fashion).
And my aim in doing Juneathon is to help with my running, and I know enough to know that you don't run on the golf course.

So I did the same run as yesterday - oddly it came up a bit shorter on my Nike+ but slightly quicker. So I have decided:
this is the run I'm going to do every week day morning - as I have to take the dog for a walk before work anyway I may as well run with him - and it will focus me on trying to quicken my pace.
Then at least twice a week - likely weekends - I'll go for longer runs to build up my distance. The last long run I did was 7 miles but that was many weeks ago and I need to pick it up.

And the other lesson I learned today is that I need a new pair of running pants as the tops of both pairs I have are too loose and I keep having to pull them up. And I may have to consider shorter ones as I get very hot.

So here are today's scores on the doors

Saturday, 1 June 2013

I'm In-Athon

Today is the 1st June and I've joined Juneathon! This basically means I've signed up with the group on Twitter to run (or do other exercise) every day and blog every day of this month. That means two of the main things I allegedly do, that sometimes it has to be said get shoved down the priority list of things To Do, I will do every day. Running and writing - every day. Yay! What's not to love...?!

And - what a motivator. After going to the launch of a new bar that had free drinks all night last night (it would've been rude not to make the most of it) I really didn't feel like running today. But I did! Here's the proof  - not the speediest or longest, but given I was a little hungover and queasy I am pleased I moved at all.

Here's to Juneathon...!