Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Living on a Prayer

Yes, that it the irritating song that is going round and round and round in my bloody head all because I thought to myself "Ooh, it's June the 15th, we're half way there".

Anyway, despite annoying Bon Jovi songs dominating my day, I managed a 4 mile run at lunchtime (well, almost - 3.96 - but that's because the Garmin saw a little cloud in the sky and got all scared and stopped concentrating). Did 1.6 yesterday and 1.05 Monday but have had no time to blog them.

Tonight I shall be going skating at Rollerworld in Colchester and pretending I am a teenager again, so fingers crossed I still have the use of both legs tomorrow and am able to do the second half of Juneathon.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Friday's Failure

Bit cross with myself because I failed to Juneathon on Friday. Long day at the office, and by the time I'd finished work and walked the dog again I decided it was wine o'clock, not Juneathon o'clock. So unless dog walking counts, that was a big fat fail.

As was Saturday, as I didn't go for a run. I did, however, go rollerskating, which I think should pass as exercise rather than a pleasant leisure activity because it made my legs ache a bit.

Sunday I woke up with no hangover, which is - quite frankly - a miracle on a Sunday, and went for a 6 mile run and enjoyed it, so maybe the rest did me good.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Short and sweet

Busy at work today, then off for a curry, so not much time to run. But might be a good idea to give the legs a little rest so I can hopefully go for some slightly longer runs over the weekend. And at least with no hills I did a sub 10 minute mile...

Distance: 1 mile
Time: 9 minutes something

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

5 miles

5 miles done today, but still slower than I've ever been before. Maybe some new running shoes would help. Or a new gadget, like the Nike thingy. Or some new running sunglasses. My attempt to cut down on spending this month isn't really working.

Distance: 5.07 miles
Time: about 55 mins

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 7

Exciting title, eh? Inspired.

No alcohol yesterday, fairly early night, and felt in the mood for a run. SO WHY AM I SOOOO SLOOOOOW?

And I wore a top that used to fit me - and I'm hoping will again after Juneathon - but is a little snug around the beer belly at the moment. So, obviously this meant that I bumped into every single dog walker I know. Some women have to put up with men looking at their boobs instead of their eyes. I do not have this problem. I wish I did sometimes.

Distance: 4.03 miles
Time: 46 mins
Dog walkers staring at my boobs: none
Dog walkers staring at my beer belly: all of them

Monday, June 6, 2011

More effort required

Well it had to happen, and yesterday the ongoing birthday celebrations finally caught up with me and my Juneathoning suffered. When I finally got up (at around 6pm), I took the dog out (having roped my father into taking her for her morning walk) then ran 1 mile. Pathetic. However, that is 1 mile more than I'd have run were it not for Juneathon.

So now my birthday is well and truly over, hopefully I can put a bit more effort in. Eased myself in gently with a short one, hopefully to be followed by a longer one tomorrow.

Distance: 1 little mile
Time: hate to think
Pace: hate to think

Distance: 2.36 miles
Time: 24.13 minutes
Pace: andante

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 4

My friend - having suffered an upset stomach a couple of days ago - understandably didn't feel like the run/bike/run thing today, so we just went for a five miler round the fields and woods near my house. Well it would have been five miles had the Garmin not kept losing satellite signal because there were two teeny weeny clouds in the sky. Am seriously tempted to buy the Nike sat nav running watch thingy instead.

Distance: 4.98 miles
Time: 54 mins (well it was quite hilly, you know)