Yesterday’s Juneathon activity was a 1.7 mile run…to drop off a bill payment and back home. While I don’t enjoy paying bills, I do love combining errands with fitness.
My Juneathon report for yesterday consists of general walking and some stretches, to break up the long spells of sitting at my desk. [Insert frown here.] I also shopped for a multi-speed cruiser bike at a discount store, but didn’t buy. I want fenders on the wheels, but that makes some of the models rattle like a tin can. Trying to avoid getting a noisy one, while not spending more than necessary.
Day 9 was unusually busy for me, so my Juneathon activity was limited to 15 minutes of yoga stretches in the morning, and then two awesome, fierce 15-minute rounds of laser tag. I was wiped out from the night before when Brit Floyd was in town.
They brought me to tears with their version of this one. It seemed to take on a whole new level of urgency when performed live.
“On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won’t understand
Don’t accept that what’s happening
Is just a case of others’ suffering
Or you’ll find that you’re joining in
The turning away.”
Feeling quite good for a Monday morning, I started off with 15 minutes of yoga stretches, and then bicycled to the office. At the end of the work day I bicycled back home, for a 10-mile total round trip. It was sunny and felt hot and summery, even though it is technically still Spring for another 10+ days. I met more bikers than normal on the path this morning, which made it an even more pleasant ride.
Yesterday, we had a bicyclist struck and killed in our state by a pickup, and a beloved restaurant owner also tragically taken from our community. On things that aren’t right according to our mortal standards.
My ‘day 7’ Juneathon fitness installment was a bicycle ride for groceries; the urgency brought on with the discovery that I was out of ice cream. Bicycled a total of 3.2 miles. Aside from that, it was a lovely but very hot Sunday, in which I stayed cool by doing as little as possible.
Another year, another totally awesome trail race. Due to the foot issues, I did step down at the last minute, from the 10k to the 5k. The problem with the 5k is, that the race ends too soon. It is such a fun race.
Talk to the muddy hand.
Day 5 was a low-activity day, as it is the eve of the 10k trail run on Day 6 [that I’m not properly ready for]. Day 5 consisted of 15 minutes of yoga, and a lot of walking, at our town’s annual river festival. And then there was some dancing to these guys.
So…maybe it wasn’t such a low-activity day after all.
Juneathon day 4 was accomplished with a 3.5-mile bicycle ride around the lake/park. My favorite wheat field is turning golden. Harvest time will be in 2 or 3 weeks.
Yesterday’s fitness totals:
- 15 minutes of yoga stretches
- Bicycled to the office and back for a total of 8 miles in one day.
The morning weather was ideal for a bike commute. The evening commute was on the too sunny and warm side.