Decision time

My plan for Juneathon is simple.  Run all the runs on my training plan, complete all the exercise sessions on my sadistic bodyweight training app* and fill in any rest days with a token something or other.

Today was a rest day as far my training plan was concerned, and a plyometrics** day on the sadistic app, but as (a) I didn’t get home from work until nearly nine, (b) each of the exercise sessions is 45 mins long and (c) my training plan specified “Total Rest, Stretching Only”, I was very tempted to make today a token day and count running for the bus as my Juneathon activity***.

But that would be sensible, and where’s the fun in that?  So I stuck to my guns, ignored the Total Rest instruction (something which will almost certainly come back to haunt me) and pressed play on my app****.

3 down, 27 to go.


*Volt Fitness, should anyone care

**aka jumping.  Squat jumps, tuck jumps, slalom jumps, rope jumps (with an imaginary rope), split jumps and one legged hops interspersed with some squatting, lunging and lifting.

***I’ve done it before.  I shall no doubt do it again.

****Thank you, twitter folk, for your encouragement.



About abradypus

A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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15 Responses to Decision time

  1. Liz says:

    Wow! I could probably do rope jumps and hopping … Well done 🙂

  2. I’m going to look that up. Don’t know how you motivate yourself to complete that on your own and after a long day. I need to be yelled at,or think I’m going to be first to wimp out to put in any effort!

  3. ewoodeson says:

    I might try that app – impressive motivation!

  4. JovialGnome says:

    What? With my knees? 🙂

  5. sarahgb says:

    JovialGnome beat me to it! My knees couldn’t cope with the squats and lunges and other painful sounding stuff. But Kudos to you for attempting it after a long day. This’ll be me next week …

  6. cmmercer says:

    Imaginary rope jumping! Sounds risky. What happens when you imagine tripping over?

  7. racebunny says:

    That app is a bit hardcore for me, so you’re my hero! Keep it up & think of how saintly you’ll feel by the end of June!

  8. You are such an inspiring read! Keep it up, I’m going to need good reading to get me through Juneathon

  9. To clarify, do your token effort days invove runs of less than a marathon distance?

  10. Shaz says:

    Might check that app out later much later

  11. fortnightflo says:

    You are just getting more and more hardcore by the day!

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