…I got home from work yesterday and felt crap. My ankle was hurting, the antibiotics I’m on don’t mix well with the other tablets so I felt sick all day, and I was just knackered from a very busy week. I intended to take my cousins dog for a long walk but they were going out, so I took it for a little walk round the field at the end of the road. I probably walked a quarter of a mile, and that’s just not the spirit of Juneathon, so I didn’t log it or blog it. I went to bed at 7pm feeling like poo…
..and jumped out of bed at 8.30am this morning with a spring in my step and raring to go! I must’ve needed that sleep. I met up with Elaine – the coach from Striders who is helping me with my training for the next 2 10ks and the half marathons, and we set off for a 6 mile run. We did walk some of it, I won’t lie, but for the most part we bumbbled along chatting about anything and everything and when we came to a crossroads that would make the run 6 or 7 miles, we were both enjoying ourselves so much we made it 7. We were out for an hour and a half in total, it was a lovely spring morning run – the sun and the birds were out and it really cheered me up. I feel fab now – hubby is cooking us lunch and we have a fun evening planned with friends.
I know I have technically failed Juneathoon, however I was never going to win any prizes, and I enjoy the blogging and following other people just as much as I enjoy doing it myself, so I don’t feel bad. Sometimes you have to listen to your body and mine was screaming at me that I needed sleep. And it worked – ankle is back to normal size and following a good stretch when I got back I have no aches or pains – HURRAH!! AND I burned off 1300 calories which gives me plenty to spend on beer tonight. Double HURRAH!
I hope all of you have lovely runs/exercise today. Tomorrows Juneathon is a Zumba class and a swim – can’t wait!
Happy, happy day. If I could bottle how I feel right now I would give it to you all. Am aware I am starting to sound slightly mad – runners high – you gotta love it!
Todays Run: 7m
Juneathon total: 26m