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 whilst diligently avoiding abandoned beer bottles, clocking beer pyramids in gardens and observing all the flags and bunting in what has surely got to be the most patriotic street in Kent. They clearly had a good time last night if the pained expressions of people clearing up their front gardens were anything to go by. Anyway, this little detour meant that I actually ended up making it my longest run of Juneathon so far, just shy of two miles. I know it isn’t fantastic, but I’m just glad that the distances are gradually getting longer again with no foot pain.

The daily limerick:

I woke up with a cramping pain

An illness that I did not feign

I went for my run

It was not that fun

But at least there was no rain.

Yes, I am aware this is my poorest effort to date. I think you should all respond in the comments with a limerick now.



  1. June 5, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    “…but I’m just glad that the distances are gradually getting longer again with no foot pain.” I’m happy for you & so, so jealous for me.

    A mid-40s gal with bad feet
    strived to be a youthful athlete.
    She shuffled & limped,
    while trotting, half-gimped
    To make her Juneathon complete!

    • Helen
      June 5, 2012 / 1:53 pm

      I love, love, LOVE this limerick!

  2. June 5, 2012 / 4:22 pm

    I am no good at thinking of limericks (I have tried) so instead I’m just going to say its good that your foot is on the mend

  3. June 5, 2012 / 5:49 pm

    I’m sorry Helen feels ill,
    Perhaps she should take a few pills.
    Ibuprofen tabs
    Make her feel quite fab,
    And might give her some Juneathon will.

  4. Paige
    June 5, 2012 / 11:27 pm

    Oh, those darn feet–I thought I was on the mend, but today (stomping through NYC) has proven me wrong…
    Ditto to henniemavis’ limerick

    From another mid 40s gal with hope
    Though maybe she was smoking too much dope
    To train for a half in late July
    While her poor foot exclaimed “oh me oh my”
    But without her runs, it’s hard to cope!

  5. June 6, 2012 / 12:07 am

    She went out for her Juneathon mile
    Even though she fought pain all the while
    Though I know if I had
    Stopped her she would be mad
    Which would ruin her beautiful smile

  6. June 6, 2012 / 6:15 am

    There once was a runner in Kent
    Whose tendons and foot were all bent
    Despite that she tried
    A new hill run with pride
    Before trotting back home to her gent.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge