The first day of Janathon I ran through flooding, up to my knees, the first day of Juneathon I ran with clear blue skies, got to love the drier athon, that coupled with the fact there is one less day of course.
Today I returned to the Exe Estuary Trail to run a half marathon. I did this 9 days ago and although I did not a bad time, I had issues with my stomach and back, not an enjoyable run. That day I only had a bottle of water as fuel, I wanted to play with my fuelling to see if this made any difference. It was a glorious morning, I loved the run, who could not love a run with this to look at?
At the half way mark I took on a gel, eww not keen on them at all, but managed to get it in me and rinsed down with some Guava flavoured lucozade, I knew where the toilets were should it go all wrong.
Not long after this I had to stop as the bridge was up to let the boats out of the harbour,
I think the break helped the gel settle and after this clocked some quicker miles, the gel was acting like rocket fuel it seems. Pleased that I got a half marathon PB, off to order the gels on line!
Home, sheets in machine, shower, sheets on washing line then it was time for madam and I to get on our bikes for a trip to Escot a local attraction. We had a nice afternoon wandering around although the otters remained elusive, but was very flattered that the peacock was pleased to see us
until I realised he had his eyes on another!
Madam climbed trees, while I wished I could.
Madam had a turn on the trampoline, while I joined her and she wished I had not, declaring me an embarrassment and too old. (Cheek) Little did she realise that it could have been far more embarrassing had my bladder not been behaving!
So in brief day one of Juneathon done and I am knackered already!
- 13.1 miles run
- 4.5 mile bike ride
- Navigation through a maze
- Trampoline jumping
- Weeding (believe me with weeds the size of tress, this counts)
- Family French cricket in the garden
Permission requested to rest the rest of June?
What a start! Well done and what lovely photos.
Permission denied! (but what a storming start to Juneathon!)
Was worth a try
It is always worth a try 🙂
Wow fab photos and well done on doing so much on the first day.
Good first day. Also…..permission denied! Sorry!
God you guys are so mean.
I’m exhausted just reading your post! Xxx
So exhausted you can’t play scrabble!?
Wow…Where do you get your energy from? This is AMAZING! My eyes were out on stalks as I was reading this!! 🙂
Peacocks and trampolining. Does Juneathon get any better?
What a start to Juneathon!
Loved the view for your run too. Beautiful 🙂
I’m going to say…YES!
That sounds like enough for one month.
so kewl… you are funny xxx
Ordinarily I cannot climb trees but if I was faced with that peacock, I would have scrambled up there at the speed of light! Lovely pics of the marina and Lympstone!
Love the peacock! Soundd like a great first day!