June looms, and so it’s time for another month of running and excuses-Juneathon is upon us again. It’s come at the right time for me, as I galvanise my exercise efforts towards the autumn. Four months today, 27th Sept, will be my 38th birthday, and the final Sunday in September, a month in which I’m running 4 x half marathons, one on each consecutive Sunday.
I’m doing this to raise money for Rethink Mental Illness. You can read more about why here:
My races are:
- Sunday 6th September:RICHMOND http://www.richmondrunningfestival.com/
- Sunday 13th September: GREAT NORTH RUN http://www.greatrun.org/great-north-run
- Sunday 20th September:REIGATE http://www.jellyfish.co.uk/runreigate/ *nb: am foreseeing this being a bit of a low point. Three of four is always going to be tough, and I don’t have any links with Reigate- it was just somewhere convenient that had a half marathon on the 20th Sept. Reigate has already taken on a Mordor-like significance in my mind.
- Sunday 27th September: WINDSOR http://www.runwindsor.com/
I’ve focussed on upping my distances this Spring, culminating in a 10 mile race in Lingfield at the beginning of May. I’ve also been doing speed/enhanced sessions, and strength work, as well as Pilates. I’m feeling strong and fit, and in a good place to push my training to the next level, but I’ve lapsed with my long slow runs since Lingfield, and so I hope that Juneathon will help focus me on upping my mileage, and on making sure that I don’t miss an LSR in June. By the end of June, I’d like 10 miles to be my regular weekly long run.
Oh, and I’ve also got just 5lb to go to reach my Slimming World target weight- a weight that’s been my “ideal” in my head since I first went to Slimming World about 15 years ago. I’d like to have ticked that box by the end of June too.
So there’s the goals. Let’s do this!