First day of Juneathon

Juneathon is an excellent idea! I run but I don’t take it seriously(enough). I know it’s important to me yet I have difficulty acknowledging this. Running and blogging will require some focus, discipline and honesty which can only be a good thing. Hopefully I will be able to do both each day with consistency. Today, I ran 5K at Cambridge Parkrun. This race is my local parkrun and I have completed 127 there plus 5 at Wimpole Estate. Cambridge is a flat course through Milton Country Park and Wimpole Estate is undulating including one short but steep hill. I started Cambridge Parkrun at No. 5, about five months after my heart attack which resulted in a lengthy pause in my running trajectory. I remember it well. Physically, I had recovered but I had a nagging fear that I might possibly drop dead at any point during the race. Like anyone who has had a heart attack,  I am on a NICE approved cocktail of drugs and I carried a Glyceryl Trinitrate spray with me as a protective talisman. I have never had to use it for chest pain and after nearly four years, I have only recently stopped taking it with me when running. Today’s run went well. I think I’m still recovering from the Edinburgh Half Marathon I did six days ago because my arch rival, Mike, beat me by more than 90 seconds. My partner, Lorna, also runs and we now have many running friends. This is another good thing because I have been an unsociable  sod for most of my life!

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3 thoughts on “First day of Juneathon

  1. Well done on the 5k, I’m not able to run that far yet. I am doing a 10k on Monday but will be doing it in part jog, part walk (probably more walk to be honest!). Love your Juneathon so far, I’ve started too and done a pingback to your page on my post, hope you don’t mind! 🙂

    • Thanks for your positive comment. I had a very brief look at your blog.Very interesting! I will be reading through it later with pleasure. Good luck with your Dublin run. It looks fantastic.

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