I’m writing this on Sunday evening wondering what happened to the weekend. Not having to travel down to Wallingford on a Sunday feels a little strange; I’m sure I’ll get quickly used to having an extra five hours each Sunday.
When my alarm woke me at 05:30 I wondered what on earth was happening. I didn’t want to drag myself out of bed. Whatever happened to the keen runner who used to love running early in the morning? It took me forever to get out of bed. I’d love to say that I enjoyed my morning run, but I’m so unfit at the moment I found it challenging and not very enjoyable. I’m looking forward to getting past the ‘the struggle is real’ stage.
Getting out of bed a second time at 08:30 – I’m not ashamed to admit that I headed back to bed after my run – was a tad challenging. I need to remember to stretch after I run; now that I’m 40 it takes me longer to recover! After a morning of extreme procrastinating, I got my arse into gear and headed into Sutton Coldfield to buy a few bits and pieces. I popped into M&S and spent a little bit too much time catching up with some of the people I worked with when I was a Christmas temp.
I headed out of M&S and realised that there was a Food Festival taking place. I decided to support a couple of the stands and headed back home with a selection of slightly unusual flavoured scotch eggs.
The rest of Day 9 of Juneathon was a mishmash of sports. One minute I was watching coverage of the Triathlon World Series, the next I was watching coverage of England Women v West Indies Women. Now that I’m back at home I’m going to have to ration my TV viewing. Watching other people running isn’t going to help me shift my belly.
Random photos from Day 9
I decided to take some photos while I was shopping in the Royal (?) Town of Sutton Coldfield.
Sadly, my home town will always be remembered because of the Sutton Coldfield rail crash in 1955.
Best thing spotted on the Internet on Day 9
Although I have no intention of ever entering a triathlon myself, I do enjoy watching elite triathletes. I genuinely have no idea how people can be amazing at swimming, cycling and running.
Watching Georgia Taylor-Brown win her first World Triathlon Series title was amazing. I love the idea of running in a panic. Perhaps I need to imagine I’m being chased by a load of nasty people, it may make me run faster.
Cumulative Juneathon Distance: 11.3 km
Did you take part in parkrun or any races this weekend? I’m looking forward to completing my first organised event this year. The Sutton Coldfield Race for Life takes place in a couple of week’s time and I’ve been invited to join the team from M&S.
Have you ever considered entering a triathlon? I have a feeling that I’m in the minority when I say I have zero intention of ever entering one.