Juneathon Day 6: A sluggish run & the Hope …

Ugh. You know those days when you just don’t run to run? Today was one of them. I’m feeling sluggish, the weather is muggy and gross, I’m feeling a bit fat and I was promised a visit to the pub. Needless to say, I really didn’t want to run and set foot out of the door only because it is Juneathon. A single mile was reluctantly clocked up with Jimmy coming to keep me company before doing a proper run and the pace was awful. Meh. Tomorrow is another day. However, there was one positive… View Post

Juneathon Day 5: A Run

I’m feeling a bit “bleh” today so I apologise for the bland blog post. I woke up not feeling too well and so the last thing I wanted to do was go for a run. However, I pulled myself out of the front door and went for a gentle jog. I made the mistake of turning up a road I’d never been up before and it turned out to be over half a kilometre of uphill. This wouldn’t usually be an issue, but today it was. However, I persevered and made it to the top… View Post

Juneathon Day 4: I am hardcore

Admittedly, not as hardcore as some of you, but today I have been very active. I tried my first ever pilates class today at the Eltham Centre. I think I can safely say that I am a convert and I want to make the effort to go once a week. We did floor based pilates as opposed to the machine based and I really enjoyed it. The exercise is low impact and relaxing and although I did feel a bit of burn in my core, I never really felt like I was breaking a sweat.… View Post

Juneathon Day 3: Running in the Reign

Please forgive the slightly terrible pun in the title, but it’s raining and I couldn’t resist, despite knowing that some of you are probably slightly sick of Jubilee Fever. I say enjoy it, we’ve got an extra Bank Holiday. Today’s effort was, as the title suggests, a run in the rain. My foot has been painful, but I decided to try running a mile in my old shoes to see if it was changing shoes that had caused the pain. I’m hoping my instincts were right as I had no pain at all whilst I… View Post

Juneathon Day 2: Weights and Aches

We’re having some people over later and we’ve had a lot to do, so not much time for masses of exercise today. Additionally, my foot is still not right as it proved when it gave way as I got into the bath, so I think I’m wise to rest it another day. In the meanwhile, it being Juneathon and being injured is inspiring me to try something new, so I have booked into my first ever Pilates class on Monday. So, what was my effort today? A minute long plank and then I did that… View Post