Are we nearly there yet?

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?

PanoAt 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,

BridgeI 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?



About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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18 Responses to Are we nearly there yet?

  1. runtezza says:

    What a start! Well done and what lovely photos.

  2. winsometahn says:

    Permission denied! (but what a storming start to Juneathon!)

  3. Wow fab photos and well done on doing so much on the first day.

  4. Good first day. Also…..permission denied! Sorry!

  5. Lesley says:

    I’m exhausted just reading your post! Xxx

  6. iwalkicycle says:

    Wow…Where do you get your energy from? This is AMAZING! My eyes were out on stalks as I was reading this!! 🙂

  7. abradypus says:

    Peacocks and trampolining. Does Juneathon get any better?

  8. emilygoesforit says:

    What a start to Juneathon!
    Loved the view for your run too. Beautiful 🙂

  9. I’m going to say…YES!
    That sounds like enough for one month.

  10. CeeJayKay says:

    so kewl… you are funny xxx

  11. Tubontherun says:

    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!

  12. Trails of the Running Mum says:

    Love the peacock! Soundd like a great first day!

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