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Juneathon day 13: dancing and walking

well it was wednesday…so I danced πŸ˜€ it was practice for the coming weekend’s festivities in the Isle of Wight πŸ˜€

It was a variable practice where I danced ok once I had got very very angry and cried for a while… It is a long story, but all to do with a comment about being too heavy to move quickly and my brain convincing me it was true…

It isn’t true, and I know that this morning πŸ˜€ I knew that last night too really…

New shoes!! They will take some practice before I can dance in them…

I also went for a walk during my lunchbreak and met a medium sized cat who didn’t seem to have any quests for me to go on, but did let me stroke his little head πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Daily mileage 4.05

Total June mileage 53

(yes I know I should have posted this yesterday, but I was busy finding my flamethrower)

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Juneathon day 12: These are a few of my favourite things…

Today’s favourite things are squats and kettlebells πŸ™‚

They took place in my PT session which happened at 7 o’clock this morning. I think I have had PT at 7 o’clock on a tuesday for nearly the entire duration of this blog (which is a startlingly long time) so this can’t be too surprising really…

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I had PT this morning and I did squats, and kettlebells, and big heavyΒ  slam ball, well, slams…

It was all pretty blooming awesome. Even if I did have to do sets of 10 of everything, which cause me to complain because 10 is lots of anything to do in a row!

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Juneathon day 11: post Wimborne waking

(This post should have gone out yesterday… but I fell asleep)

Well…after all that dancing over the weekend, what else could I do today but walk!

I walked twice though so it was definitely good exercise 😁 I went once at lunchtime and once after work…

lunchtime I went on one of my normal routes around where I work…

I took some photos πŸ™‚

After work, I went over to the downs link path where I live, and accepted the challenge for the second time in the day, if taking photos of a place I go all the time and making it look different!!

Miles for the day 3.8

Total Miles for June 46.6

Juneathon days 8, 9 and 10

I know, I know, exercise every day and blog every day… well this weekend will be a to have a joint post because I have been living in a field since Friday… and not only that, but I have been dancing… a lot!!

Look the field in which I have been living…

I have been at Wimborne folk festival all weekend, I have been doing a lot of dancing and it has been blooming hard work!

Mostly good fun (Except for a small amount of time when I was unable to interact sensibly with people…but had to anyway..) but still hard work…

I think a lot of walking (16 Miles over the three days) and a lot of dancing (19 dances over two days) in a good deal of heat definitely counts and blooming once for the weekend is a consequence of being extremely tired for the whole weekend!!

I didn’t get too many pictures of the dancing…I was too busy dancing 😁

Juneathon day 7: Gym and walk

Today started in the gym… which is unusual for a Thursday…

I met my friend Jeanette and we did squats, and sled pushes and kettlebell sumo squats and slams… it was awesome 😁

When lunchtime rolled around, I decided it would be wise to walk rather than run, mainly because getting changed at work is just awkward!

I took pictures 😁

And just in case people think I work in a rural area… this is what half the walk looks like…

Day 7 done πŸ™‚

Miles today 3.54

Total June miles: 27.2

Juneathon day 6: walking and dancing!

I forwent the gym this morning in favour of a good leg prodding..

Or sports massage in real language 😁

In aid of keeping my legs in good working order, I decided that I would walk this lunchtime. I didn’t walk super fast because I got somewhat distracted by playing with my camera…well my phone camera anyway…

It was a good walk and lovely to get out of the office and into the sunshine 😊

Basically I wandered about and played with Hipstamatic and rediscovered the double exposure setting 😁 I look frowny in that pic…I wasn’t I promise!

Later that day…

There was dancing!! Lots of it…

Well of course there was it is Wednesday πŸ™‚

I did forget to take pics though so here are a couple more from the weekend 😊

(Thanks to Andrew for taking them)

Juneathon day 5: deadlifts. running and a lovely pot!

First thing this morning I did a lot of deadlifts!! I had a PT session with Matt and it consisted almost entirely of deadlifts… light ones for a warm up (after a proper warm up) then heavy ones, then a drop set then paused deadlifts it worked out to be something like 56 deadlifts with various different weights up to a maximum of 80kg πŸ™‚ we threw in some rows too just for fun!

It was pretty awesome though… I love deadlifts πŸ˜€

There I am looking all cheerful after deadlifts 😁

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Later that day…

At lunchtime in fact, I decided that as it wasn’t as hot as it had been, I’d get myself out for a run! It was pretty slow tbh, possibly because of all the deadlifts but I think I did more running and less walking so that is good!!

I don’t think I look quite so cheerful there… but that is because running (although I actually quite like it now) is not as awesome as deadlifts!!

Even later that day…

I went to my pottery class where I found that my lovely pot was all glazed and pretty!!

I promptly started another one which is going to be similar in design but taller and narrower 😁

All in all it was a pretty good day 😁😁

(Miles walked 3.4)

I signed up for a thing!!

No, I didn’t sign up for a half marathon.

No, not even a 10k.

Not a running thing at all as it happens! Well not exclusively running, although running will play a part.

I have signed up to walk (run dance etc) 100 miles.

Not in one go…but between the first and the end of June. It works out at an average of 3.3 miles per day. Which is doable, but challenging. It will be easy to cover that sort of distance on dancing days and dancing weekends, however my work days involve a lot of sitting. So, I am going to have to find ways of squishing extra walking around into my workday!

I signed up for this on Race at Your Pace, which is slightly annoyingly named, because it is not in any way a race. But anyway, they have challenges to walk (crawl, climb) or cycle between 25 and 200 miles in a month….

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If you manage this, they send you a medal πŸ˜€ it isn’t really for anything other than a challenge and to give me an incentive to get up and go every day.

NB: for some reason I thought this was to be done before the 25th June…I don’t think this is true now I look back on the website. Bonus!! This means I am ahead of schedule! So far I am up to 19 miles and I have not finished today yet πŸ™‚

Juneathon day 4: today I walked

Well you would have walked too after that weekend!!

Today was definitely a day for less vigorous activity 😁

It was a nice walk though and I met a cat who, I am pretty sure, wanted to take me on a quest. I had to go back to work unfortunately so I had to say goodbye to him…

With a tail like that it had to be a quest!!

Juneathon day 3 dancing… then running..

Today started, and was in fact mostly taken up with dancing. It was a local craft/vintage fair today and they have taken a liking to Mythago so we danced πŸ™‚

It was hot, we were dancing on grass (which is hard) but in general it was a really good day. Ok I had a minor blip during the first stand where I couldn’t move my legs, felt like a lump, thought I was probably making an idiot out of myself and cried but after that everything was good. Some lovely friends put me back together by hugging me and reminding me that. Reaching was a thing!!

The second and third stands went really well 😊

Also I got some good new horns!!

After dancing all day in hot heat, sane people have a rest and a drink… I went for a run.

I decided I hadn’t used enough energy up so I set out for week 3 day 3 of zombies run 5 k trainer!

It was extremely slow as runs go, even for me! It was probably not the best idea I have ever had, but a slow run is better than no run 😁

Juneathon day 3 well and truly done!!

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