Juneathon Day 1: Netball match

Left: At home before the match, all eager and looking forward to playing netball for the first time in a while. Right: After the match - cold, wet, defeated!

Left: At home before the match, all eager and looking forward to playing netball for the first time in a while. Right: After the match – cold, wet, windswept – defeated! :-/

I’ve been a bit complacent recently. I worked really hard towards the two half marathons I did in March and April this year, beating my PB – and then again! – and then I got a fab PB in the 10K I did in May. After that, I kind of slacked off….I have another 10K in a couple of weeks time, but I guess 10K seems kind of, well – dare I say it? – easy now (!!!) so I haven’t been training nearly as hard. It was also the hubby’s birthday in mid-May, and we seem to have stretched it out for two weeks or more, going for drinks with various people, or meals out…it’s fair to say we’ve eaten like pigs lately!!

So, I guess it’s time for another challenge to keep me on the straight and narrow – I have a target of 1000 miles to complete this year, after all, so there’s no time to ease off! I need to have run at least 500 miles by the end of this month to keep on schedule!

Fortunately, it’s the 1st of June, so that means it’s time for Juneathon! Juneathon is a challenge to “jog, log and blog” every day throughout the month of June. There’s no minimum distance you need to complete – actually, you don’t even have to run, just do some form of exercise, but like the 5×50 challenge it’s all about “choosing activity over inactivity” and trying to change your exercise habits. I certainly need this right now!

So to kick-start the month of June, today’s activity was playing Wing Defence in a netball match in possibly THE worst netball-playing conditions I’ve ever played in! Even though it’s June 1st, it was cold, it was windy, it was raining, and at times it even HAILED on us – ugh! And to make matters worse, we lost. Terribly.

I enjoyed it though 🙂

The-Stretch-ProjectI’m also going to try the Blogilates 30-day stretch challenge during June, because I am reeeeeaaaally inflexible and terrible for not stretching after exercise! I think you’re just supposed to do ‘pose of the day’ for 30 seconds, or 15 seconds each side if it’s a pose you can do on each side. However, I really need to increase my flexibility and do some serious stretching, so I think I’m going to try building it up – so do pose of the day AND all the preceding ones. Maybe after all that I will have some hope of achieving the splits on Day 28!?!? Yeah right! But it’ll be interesting to see how it goes!

Day 1 plank done!

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  1. Pingback: Juneathon Day 4: Netball training | Lisa is running for CALM

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