I can't believe that it's June already! C'mon, own up - who stole the first few months of the year? I thought I'd make this first Juneathon blog post a bit of an introduction - hopefully some of you will have seen this blog as part of Janathon earlier this year, but here is a reminder and also a big hello to people who haven't come to visit me before - hellllooooo! *waves frantically*
I'm Amy and this is my first Juneathon. I came across Janathon on Twitter and thought it was a fantastic idea. I particularly like the community support aspect of the programme - who doesn't struggle with motivation once in a while? My goal for Juneathon is the same as it was for Janathon; simply to be more active throughout the month. I won't be running every day because I'm still on a very slow path back from injury having put myself out of action for five months with plantar fasciitis last year. There will plenty of dog walking going on with my lovely mutt Murdoch, but my aim is to try and go above and beyond that as much as possible as the month progresses.
Yesterday I got up at my usual time of 6am and took Murdoch out for his walk. He was with his doggy daycare people for the day, so I went and did the first walk of the day and then left him there for lots of doggy fun. That was 45 mins walking done - no idea of distance at all, so I haven't logged it. Next time I'll fire up the Endomondo app and measure the distance. Then I headed off to a manic day at work. It's wonderful having such a long weekend, but it meant that I've had a pretty busy week trying to get things done so that I can enjoy it without worrying about what next week will hold.
Got home to a rapturous welcome from Murdoch who had been dropped off late afternoon and then it was time for some dinner. And some dithering. Then a little bit of procrastination. Did you watch the programme presented by Prince Charles with all the old Royal home movies? I've never considered myself much of a royalist, but I thought it was just wonderful. Where was I? Oh yes, procrastination. So it was 9pm before I finally pulled my trainers on and headed out the door for a run. I had run 3.5 miles with my running club the day before, but I really wanted to start Juneathon with a run, so I decided to head out and do a short one. Job done: 1.53 miles done in 15:59 - quite speedy by my current standards!
I'm really pleased with this start, particularly as it highlights how motivating Juneathon can be. I would never have headed out for that run if I hadn't signed up to do this!
I'm really looking forward to reading lots of the other Juneathon blogs, so I'll stop waffling on now and will go do that instead.