“There’s a wise saying that goes like this: A real gentleman never discusses women he’s broken up with or how much tax he’s paid. Actually, this is a total lie. I just made it up. Sorry! But if there really were such a saying, I think that one more condition for being a gentleman would be keeping quiet about what you do to stay healthy. A gentleman shouldn’t go on and on about what he does to stay fit. At least that’s how I see it”
Wise words there from Haruki Murakami in the foreword to his book ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running’.
And it is with these ringing in my ears I embark on Juneathon, a month of completely ignoring Haruki and telling you all about what I’m doing to stay fit! The aim is simple; 30 days of consecutive exercise, 30 days of consecutive blogging. In order to keep it interesting for both of use I am going to veer away from the norm of running every day and experiment with a few other forms of exercise. Over the course of the month I have two days of mountaineering, a walking marathon, some Insanity home workouts, a zumba class, a crossfit session and more planned. I will try my hardest not to claim “bouncing along at a Leveller’s concert” or “building roads on a festival site” as exercise…but I make no promises!
Whilst most blog posts will be short and sweet, I am already working on some content that I hope will keep you interested enough to keep coming back and following my progress through the month. If you have any suggestions of classes or trainers in the Cheltenham are who I could speak to about trying something new then please let me or them know, this is my month for experimenting before marathon training starts proper!
Today’s activity was my local Parkrun. You can read more about it here, but today I did it in a gentle and enjoyable 27:54