Juneathon Day 11: the one with yet more rain, soggy socks and a lot of emails

I hope that everyone is having a great week. I’m writing this update on Tuesday evening. I’ve just got back from work and am finally starting to feel warm after feeling cold all day. I must invest in a waterproof jacket; fleeces aren’t very effective when it’s raining.

My Tuesday didn’t get off to the best of starts as I got soaked walking to the train station. After a damp and chilly wait – for some reason the waiting room was locked – I boarded the 06:52. I had assumed trains before 07:00 would be quite quiet; the 06:52 was full and standing several stops before Birmingham New Street.  I’ll have to see how busy the 06:32 service is. Anyway, enough train related chat. I reached the office and found myself somewhere to sit. I’m not sure if other offices have a clear desk policy but it’s a minefield.

I had a productive morning and managed to respond to a lot of emails. I can already tell that this job will be more challenging than my previous job in Wallingford. I hope I cope with the increased workload. I must remember to ask for help if I start to feel overwhelmed. I don’t want a repeat of what happened last summer.

After a busy afternoon of e-learning and technical queries, I decided to leave the office at a sensible time. Leaving early meant that I missed the evening rush-hour at Birmingham New Street and was home before 17:00. I think I may have sussed out my afternoon escape, I just need to make sure I get out of bed early enough to avoid the morning rush-hour.

My evening was not very productive. My DNAfit kit arrived, I decided to hold off opening it until the weekend. I had originally aimed to complete a couple of product reviews. After spending all day staring at a computer screen I decided to give my eyes a break. I’ve no idea how people find the energy to run; after a 05:30 start I felt so tired I decided to ignore my trainers and to focus my attention on making something to eat.

Hopefully, once I adapt to my new routine I’ll have a bit more energy in the evenings. I’ve been feeling so tired recently, it will be interesting to see if the DNAfit kit highlights anything.

Random photos from Day 11

Once again it so wet I didn’t take many photos. I’m not even sure that my morning and afternoon rainy photos show just how heavy the rain was. 

Hopefully the weather will be a little brighter tomorrow. I don’t want to spend the day wearing soggy trainers and socks.

Best thing spotted on the Internet on Day 11

I’ve been a Fetchie for over a decade. I’ve lost count of the amount of time I’ve spent blogging, reading and contributing to the forums and generally procrastinating.

I’m not sure that my recent running justifies a detailed 12-month analysis – I ran a lot, got injured and then stopped running – but other runners may find it useful. If you haven’t done so already, definitely checkout Fetcheveryone.

Cumulative Juneathon Distance: 11.3 km


2 thoughts on “Juneathon Day 11: the one with yet more rain, soggy socks and a lot of emails

  1. Maria @ Maria Runs says:

    This weather is so rubbish at the moment- where has the summer gone?
    I have no idea how people manage to work in front of a computer all day, every day. When I am out of class and working on the computer by the end of the day I feel awful- so drained and my eyes are so sore.


    • Emma says:

      I’m a bit behind with blog comments but right now the weather is a bit better. I actually caught the sun at parkrun. Unfortunately, the forecast for the next few days looks a bit mixed, hopefully summer will return soon.
      Yes, one of the reasons I’m falling behind with my blogmin is because I’m trying to avoid computers too much when I’m at home. My manager ordered me a lightweight laptop. This is great when I’m travelling but has quite a small screen. I may get my eyes tested again soon.


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