Monday, 30 June 2014

Last day

I'm almost sad it's the last day of Juneathon. Unfortunately I didn't get to run this morning as my little boy is poorly do I just did a quick march on the treadmill. Thanks for the incentive to exercise Juneathon.  

Sunday, 29 June 2014

So near ... and yet so far

Today has been no actual exercise but just housework and shopping.  So near to the end of the month and there have been only a few days in June where I haven't actually exercised.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Trusty exercise bike

Avoiding impact exercise again (swollen ankle) I've spent 20 minutes on the trusty old exercise bike. Do you like my view? 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

6 minute workout

Another morning where I've struggled time wise. As I'm also working a 12 hour day and determined to exercise I tried this workout I found on Pinterest. 

Not today

What can I say. I have no excuses. It's been a crappy day. Ankle hurts so I'd planned to do an upper body workout  but meetings etc derailed my plans. I will do my upmost to fit some exercise in tomorrow. 

Monday, 23 June 2014


Today is the second day after my longest run for 9 months and my legs ache. What started out as I'm just going for a walk, ended up being interspersed with jogs :) 
I've also noticed a couple of lumps down the outside of my leg :(

I'm now running a bath with my favourite post exercise ingredient - Neal's Yard Seaweed and Arnica bath and I will follow with some Neal's Yard Organic Arnica balm. 

Workout 2

POf Jillians 30 day shred. I do feel a bit stronger this time. 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Hills, walls and flying

Out running before 7am. The weather was gorgeous and I was hoping to run 3 miles. Thanks to the podcast by 5k101 Running Mate I managed my 3 x 12 minute intervals. Whilst I was running I noticed there were periods where I hit walls. It took some mental conversations to just jog to the next obstacle. However even though there are plenty of hills on my route, there were periods where the running felt easy (almost like flying) and where I felt I could continue running for miles. 

Can you tell I really enjoyed my run this morning?  How was your run today? 

Saturday, 21 June 2014

On my feet

My husband describes my day job as an "office wallor" (ie desk job). Today however I've been doing my fabulous weekend job and my legs are throbbing. I've checked my Fitbit flex and I've surpassed my 10,000 steps so I'm going bed early with the kids. Hopefully I'll get my legs back tomorrow and go for a run. 

Thursday, 19 June 2014

It was tough this morning

It's one of those days where I feel rough, I ache and even putting my run kit on is an effort. You have those days too don't you?  Therefore I'm delighted I got out the front door. I convinced myself a walk would help me feel better. Adding a few run intervals wasn't too bad either so although I took my morning route, it's slower than usual. 

Does Housework count?

Crazy busy day today so no chance to run this morning (dusted the house instead).  When I get home later I'll vacuum the house ready for our guests later.  I hope my Fitbit Flex notices the extra legwork.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Jillians 30 day shred

My second attempt at Workout 2 and boy am I tired. Is it time to go back bed yet? 

Monday, 16 June 2014

First day back at work syndrome

So I can't sleep at night and can't get out of bed this morning. A brisk 20 minute ride on the exercise bike. 

Did you guess correct?

We've had a lovely break at Haven Seashore at Great Yarmouth. We've been swimming again this morning and travelling home now. I'm delighted that even though we've had a short family break I've managed to continue with Juneathon. 

Guess where I am

Been for a breezy jog. We are going out for Sunday dinner so have I earnt pudding? Have you been out today? Anywhere pleasant? 

Can you tell from the photo below where we are? 

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Juneathon but swimming

With a busy day ahead and only limited free time with my boys they opted to swim. So swim we did. 

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

There are worse ways to start a morning

A short but sweet 2 mile jog in the gorgeous sun. I'm nearly half way through Juneathon :)  I hate to admit it but I'm enjoying the accountability (even if no-one is reading my blog). 

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Look away now

Scary photo below. Level 2 of Jillians 30 day shred and my arms are wobbling do much it's difficult to type. Public warning: Sweaty selfie below! 

I did it

Day 10, 2 miles in the sun :) 

Monday, 9 June 2014

None Juneathon

Twice today I've put my exercise clothes on and twice I've failed to do any exercise :(

This morning I ran out of time.  Over tired children and 'Heated Discussions' equals late for work and school.   Feeling guilty at work I did 15 squats every time I went toilet!!  This evening, I've done the ironing (needed clothes for work tomorrow) and find my hips are aching and I am shattered from the weekend of Scout camp.  I'm raising the white flag of surrender for today and I will do better tomorrow.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Day 8 Juneathon

Again not running but certainly fitness based; packing up Scout camp & carrying tents and equipment uphill to the car park. Grateful to come home to a shower ;) 

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Wet Derbyshire

No running today but a 2 hour wet hike with the Scouts. Just stopped at a pub for a pint and a dry! 

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Ribena berry running

A lovely warm and sunny morning for a run. However my face looks like a Ribena berry :) Have a great day. I've got a busy weekend so not sure what exercise I'll get to squeeze on. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

My legs ache

As I've upped my running so today I've worked on my arms. A range of aerobic exercises and strength training based on Davina's Power of 3 DVD. 

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Juneathon Day 4

On the treadmill today, trying out my new running shoes. Huge thanks to the staff at Running Fox for their great service and gait analysis. 

Monday, 2 June 2014

A date with Jillian

Day 3 of Juneathon and I've just completed Workout 1 of Jillian Michaels 30 day shred 

Sunday, 1 June 2014

The novelty hasn't worn off yet ;)

Day 2 of Juneathon. Nothing spectacular but a brief run/walk combo. 

What have I let myself in for?

This is all Julie's fault.  I run occasionally (less than I should) and I'm Plus sized.  I bumped into Julie (aka Fattymustrun) a while back and was delighted to find someone actually promoting plus sized runners.  Although I'm mega busy with work at the moment, I needed an incentive to up my exercise hence signing up for Juneathon.

I didn't register until 7pm this evening but we (family) did go out for a lovely, sunny walk for over an hour this morning.  Great start to Juneathon.

I certainly won't be running every day but I intend to do some form of exercise for at least 10 minutes every day of June.  Are you going to join me?

As always, thanks for reading and if you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you below.