Juneathon Day 14

I finally went for another run!!!

When I leapt out of bed on Sunday morning (for some reason I thought that I’d overslept) my foot felt fine. Happy days! The weather looked perfect so I got dressed in some running gear before I could crawl back into bed. Less than 15 minutes after waking up I was standing outside waiting for my Garmin to spring into life.

As I’m not feeling very fit at the moment, I decided to run for 4 minutes, walk for 1 minute, run for 4 minutes blah, blah, blah. The aim of the game was to run-walk-run for a distance of at least 5km. There was only one rule, if my foot niggle returned then I would stop immediately and hobble back home.

Luckily my foot behaved itself and I covered a distance of 6km in 37:29. Foot permitting, each time I run I’m aiming to cover an additional kilometre. I want to get to 10km before the end of Juneathon.

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Possibly the dullest blog picture in the history of dull blog pictures.

As I was walking back home, an elderly gentleman said hello and started a slightly random conversation about his recent knee replacement op. We ended up talking for about 10 minutes while he was waiting for his taxi to arrive. When his taxi arrived, his last words were “thank-you for talking to me”.

This made me question whether people are usually in too much of a rush to take the time to talk to strangers. From now on I’m going to make sure that I always at least say hello to the numerous people I see while I’m out running.

The rest of my Sunday was fairly active and included vacuuming, mopping, cleaning some of the downstairs windows and some gardening.

I even found the time to watch even more live athletics on British Eurosport.

Hopefully the third week of Juneathon will include a lot more running.

Cumulative Juneathon Distance: 20.93 km

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