Well, I sort of failed at Juneathon 😦
On Sunday afternoon I flew to Dublin for 5 nights to attend a conference for work. I had every intention to continue exercising while I was away – my hotel had a fitness suite and I even packed my running gear intending to jog alongside the River Liffey…it just didn’t really happen. I did do a few good walks on some of the days, but the 30-day challenges have fallen by the wayside 😦
Day 22 – Sunday 22nd June:
I *think* I can still count Sunday, Day 22, as completed, as I did put my Garmin on and walked a total of 6.2km – although this was in bits, and interspersed with food and beer! I first walked the 15 minutes from my hotel to the hotel where my colleague was staying, stayed there for a drink, then we got a taxi from that hotel to the restaurant we ate at, via another pub (forgot to switch Garmin off so that’s why the map looks funny!), then I walked back to my hotel and carried on wandering for a bit to clock up a decent distance.
Day 23 – Monday 23rd June:
On Monday (Day 23) I probably covered about 4 and a bit km as I walked from my hotel to the convention centre, and back again, twice. I wasn’t wearing my Garmin, but the distance is 1.05km one way.
Day 24 – Tuesday 24th June
On Tuesday (Day 24) I totally failed and only walked to and from my hotel/the convention centre once each way, so that was probably only about 2km 😦 Better than nothing though??!
Day 25 – Wednesday 25th June:
Wednesday (Day 25) was actually a pretty good day for walking, so I probably can count this one as a proper Juneathon day.
I had the afternoon off from the conference so went for a good old wander around (despite the rain) and covered almost 8km. This was in addition to the 1km walk to and from my hotel/convention centre.
Wednesday was the evening of the conference dinner, so although I got a taxi there (as I was running late!) I also walked back – the venue wasn’t much further than the Convention Centre, so this was probably only another 1.5km or less.
Day 26 – Thursday 26th June:
On Thursday (Day 26) I did the walk from the hotel to the convention centre and back again so covered about 2km there. I was on my own on Thursday evening as my colleagues had all left, so I put out an appeal on Facebook for suggestions of where to eat. My cousin suggested a restaurant called The Vintage Kitchen, which was BYOB, so I stopped off at a Tesco Express near my hotel and bought some drinks, then headed off in the rain to find the restaurant. I’m a bit annoyed that I didn’t wear my Garmin as I got lost and it would be interesting to see where and how far I actually went!
By the time I got to the restaurant, arms aching from carrying the bottles, I realised it probably would’ve been wise to call ahead – the place was pretty small and absolutely jam packed! I did stand inside a McDonalds for a while, to use their free Wifi to see if there was another recommended BYOB restaurant nearby, but in the end I gave up and as my feet were soaked from the rain I just went back to my hotel and ate there. And drank my ciders in my room. Alone. Like a saddo.
Day 27 – Friday 27th June:
Not a great day for exercise! I walked about 500 metres from my hotel to the airport bus stop, then when I got home that evening I walked another half a km or so to pick up a takeaway curry (as if eating restaurant/conference food all week wasn’t bad enough!).