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Juneathon ’18 day 22 – windows 95!

Today has been splendid. I’ve walked a fair old way (just over 14,000 steps right now), partly because I managed to work somewhere a decent walking distance from home, and had a quick lunch outing. Heading down, the sun was out, the sky was blue with just a spotting of clouds, and it looked extremely […]

Juneathon ’18 day 3 – Blenheim Triathlon

My friend Sarah and I did a sprint triathlon at Blenheim today, with some family and friends there to support us. Sitting here now in the cool writing this post, the main word in my mind is “hot”. It was absolutely scorching! I haven’t checked the detailed timings yet, but the text message from the […]

Juneathon ’18 day 1 – walk and swim

Gosh, is it June already? Wow, in that case – let’s DO THIS! Day 1 of Juneathon: tick. I had the day off work, and we had a family outing into London before the kids go back to school. My FitBit claims I’ve taken about 18,000 steps (just over 8 miles), and that sounds about […]

Janathon ’16 day 31: game over!

Last day, woo hoo! Janathon has actually been very helpful for me this year. I’ve really enjoyed following a number of my fellow Janathoners’ blogs through the month, and have also done better on the exercise front than I would otherwise have done, of that I’m sure. In addition, though, it has kicked off the […]

Juneathon day 14: Windsor triathlon

The big day arrived! After a hideously early start (setting off at 5:15), and heavy triathlon traffic at the other end, we were there and ready to go. Time was a bit short, so it wasn’t all that long before Karen was jumping in the Thames to get the ball rolling. Once she had set […]

Juneathon day 30: Heron Lake

So, for me, Juneathon was brought to a close with a very pleasant lap of Heron Lake. With an early start, it was all over by 8:15AM. I think it was about 1K or so, which we did in about 30 minutes plus/minus a few. The rest of the day has been, variously, manic in […]

Everything you wanted to know about open water swimming (but were afraid to ask)

If you are participating in a triathlon soon, or indeed you just enjoy swimming but are a bit fed up of the pools near you, there is a lot to be said for heading down to a lake for some outdoor swimming. As well as taking a bit of practice to feel comfortable, it can […]

Juneathon day 29: last of the hopeless days!

Words like “write-off” spring to mind when I think about today; with Mrs H out from 6:40AM until 10:30PM, and a not-yet-housetrained Sam the Cockapoo around, there hasn’t been a good deal of chance to get out for some decent Juneathon-ing! So, again, all I’ve managed is a token 1:40 plank to keep my record […]

Juneathon day 22: Denham Lake swim

Our new cockapoo puppy is keeping us rather busy at the moment – as do most 7-week-old dogs, I imagine – so I will keep this brief! This morning me and my friend Karen (who is also signed up for the Stowe Sprint Triathlon) headed down to Denham Lake for a swim. It was again […]

Juneathon day 18: yoga and swimming (preparation for Stowe Sprint Triathlon)

Today was the second time I had the chance to play guinea pig for Mrs H’s yoga class homework. We had a very pleasant half-hour going through various poses and flows, and I ended up feeling distinctly relaxed. I’m really looking forward to when she becomes a fully qualified yoga teacher! Straight after that, I […]

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