Juneathon – Day 6 & 7 (Running Again)

The Virtual Runner“Now you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, but I could run like the wind blows. From that day on, if I was ever going somewhere, I was running!” – Forrest Gump

What a great morning it was today.  I got ready to go for my run and I WAS going to head to the gym for a treadmill session because the weather looked terrible (raining).  However, the weather cleared up and I decided to run the pathways around where I live and perhaps head across the M4 Motorway for a short run into the countryside south of Reading.  It wasn’t a long or fast run (I am much slower lately – If that’s possible) but it felt great to get out and clear my head.  My sinuses and chest felt great and for the rest of the day I’ve felt great.  Running is the best thing to make you feel better when you’re feeling down or sick.

The Virtual RunnerI covered 7.61km (4.72 miles) at a 05:49 min/km (09:22 min/mile) pace.  The air was cool and damp from the heavy rain overnight and the sun was poking out of the clouds occasionally.  I ran from my house and just ran around the neighborhood on the walking/cycle paths and roads trying to figure out where things went.  It was a nice little running adventure that eventually took me to a disused bridge that spans the M4 motorway and takes you across to the south of Reading.

Running covered today’s task for Juneathon and yesterday I did my other exercises (again) to cover day 6 of Juneathon.  They consisted of dips and crunches (not sit-ups).  I did 5 sets of dips (20, 20, 25, 25 & 25) and 4 sets of crunches (60, 70, 70 & 80).

The Virtual RunnerSo far so good.  I haven’t missed a single day of Juneathon and I don’t plan to either!  Tomorrow is a non-running day for me (Mondays always are) so I will resort back to my push-ups and crunches again, however this time it won’t be because I can’t run; it will be because I choose to.

On a completely different tangent, I have removed the list of my favourite blogs from the right side of my homepage.  I did this because I realised the list should be much bigger and that if I put them all on the right of the homepage it would be a long list that would take up way too much room.  Instead, I’ve added a new page called the “Best Running Blogs” which lists all of the blogs I read (in alphabetical order).  As and when I find others to read (or people ask me to) I’ll add them to the list.  I also did it this way because if people did a search on “best running blog” (or similar) there is a better chance that list will come up and people will find these blogs and mine.

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2 Responses to “Juneathon – Day 6 & 7 (Running Again)”

  1. Highway Kind 07/06/2009 at 21:57 #

    Glad you have recovered. You are right nothing beats running for clearing the head

  2. Emma 08/06/2009 at 07:59 #

    Yes – I agree entirely. I’ve felt much better in loads of ways – mentally and physically – just since going running every day (except one) for Juneathon. As you already know, it’s even helping me give up smoking!