The sun did not shine

03/01/2015

“The sun did not shine,
It was too wet to play,
So we sat in the house,
All that cold, cold, wet day”
Dr Seuss

Err, except of course it didn’t happen quite like that …
“The sun did not shine,
It was too wet to play,
But through mud & puddles,
We went and we ran anyway

Janathon day 3:

  • Volunteering at Tonbridge park run (a couple of the photos I took below)
  • Swimming 20 lengths: 10 at 1-minute intervals + 10 with pull bouy
  • 3.3 mile run

 

“Did YOU have any fun?

Tell me, what did you do?”

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Mud n Water

02/01/2015

Janathon day 2:

A six mile off road run this morning that was a combination of mud, more mud, ankle-grabbing brambles, and yet more mud. Brilliant!

Took advantage of an offer from Tonbridge swimming pool for a “2-month swim as often as you want” deal. To be cost effective I will need to swim at least 10 times before the 2nd of March. Hopefully that will be good motivation for me to get stuck into my least favourite activity.

For today’s swim I decided to do at least 10 lengths with full recovery between each lap. Not a hard decision, given I didn’t think I could manage a double length without alarming the life guards. After 35 minutes I had 20 lengths completed – I’m guessing any reasonably competent swimmer would have taken 6 or 7 minutes for that. Imagine then my surprise when I logged the swim on the Janathon group & found I was joint top of the leader-board. This may be because only 1 other person had logged a swim AND runningfree rounded up to nearest kilometre.

Probably fair to say that I will never be a good swimmer & I’ll always prefer a run or a ride or a paddle to a swim. But I’m going to crack on to see if I can get to the 400M necessary for a sprint Tri.