Juneathon – Day 12

So tired.  Very, very tired.  So I’m going to type this up and head to bed.  No, that’s not quite right.  I’m going to type this up, get my running kit ready for tomorrow and then go to bed.  Lovely, lovely bed.  Why do my children hate bed so?

Got up hideous early this morning and did the third run in the second week of the Get Running app.  Run for 1.5 mintes.  Jog for 2 minutes.  Repeat 6 times.

A much better performance than the last time I attempted these intervals.  Didn’t have to walk at all though one of the jogs was slower than most walks.  Still, lets not quibble.  On wards and up  wards.

  • Distance: 3.30 km
  • Time: 25:15
  • Avg Pace: 7:39 min/km
  • Total Number of Streets: 643

  • Streets Completed Today: 4
  • Streets Completed: 48
  • Streets Left: 595
  • Percentage Completed: 7.47



Juneathon – Day 9

Something strange happened today.  I’ve had a bit of a cold so Mr. Less looked after the Little Lesses in the morning and took them out for their usual Saturday activities.  So I thought I might stay in bed or perhaps get up and make a cup of tea and eat all the biscuits.  Instead I went for a run.  Ha, ha, ha, hysterical laughter.  That’s not right.

A very polite gate I spotted during my run.

I used the Get Running app to keep track of the time.  Week Two is 1.5 minutes running/2 minutes walking repeated six times.  Last time I tried this it went ok.  This time I started off well but when I got to the third jogging break I had to walk.  I thought that I was done for but ploughed on and managed to run/jog the rest of the way.  An important lesson there.  Even if things don’t go well perhaps its worth persevering.

The other thing I learned today is that Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference pizzas are delicious!  I’m not sure how that knowledge will help me in my quest to lose weight.  Yummy.

  • Distance: 3.30 km
  • Time: 25:15
  • Avg Pace: 7:39 min/km

  • Total Number of Streets: 643
  • Streets Completed: 40
  • Streets Left: 603
  • Percentage Completed: 6.22



Juneathon – Day 1

Hurrah, I have a 100% Juneathon  success rate!  Lets see how long that lasts!

Got up early and did some intervals.  I’m now doing Week 2 of the Get Running Cto5k app plan.  Run for 1.5 minutes, jog for 2 minutes.  Repeat 6 times.  Hard but doable.

Every day there is more and more Jubilee bunting up.  It’s cheery.  The bunting factories of China must have been very busy or am I being a horrible cynic and it’s really all locally made?

Distance: 3.32 km

Time: 25:54

Avg Pace: 7:48 min/km


Total Number of Streets: 641

Streets Completed: 27

Streets Left: 614



Get Running – Week One – Third Run

In an attempt to run faster I am trying to do one of those C25k programs replacing the walking with jogging and the running with, well, running.

Today went well. I’m glad I got up early and ran before breakfast as it’s already getting hot outside.

Ran for 1 min, jogged for 1.5 minutes repeated 8 times.

This is the first time I have managed to keep jogging in the breaks. Last time I had to walk for the last couple of intervals. So improvement there.

In an attempt to encourage me to get out the door I am trying to run down every street we have. I found a list of streets on the internet, though I have already found a few streets that aren’t on it, and have put them into a spreadsheet because that’s just the kind of obsessive project I like.

Total Number of Streets: 639
Number of Streets Run: 17
Streets Left: 622