Longish run & a motorbike journey with a difference

The trouble with getting up early during the week is that it is very hard to have a lie-in at the weekend and true to form I woke up at 6 o’clcock and thought what the hell, let’s go for a run and twelve miles later I arrived back home feeling very smug with my little self and bringing my Juneathon total up to 185k.

A quick shower and change of clothes and I was on my way on the motorbike (car is still at the dealers) to see my best mate in Leicester who had a stroke 7 weeks ago and who is now back home. I saw him in hospital a fortnight ago and he has made so much progress since then. Luckily it didn’t affect his speech, just his left arm and leg. He’s walking again with a stick and whilst his left arm is taking a bit longer he’s absolutely determined to get back to work as a large animal vet and I’m not betting against him doing it!

I’ve got a bit of damp in a couple of rooms in the house so before I left for Leicester I ordered a dehumidifier from Screwfix in Loughborough that I would pick up on the way home. It really will teach me to read about sizes etc before I order – I made the 65 mile journey home with a box the size of a small refrigerator strapped to the back of the motorbike, made for an interesting ride!

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About JovialGnome

Heavily into running 20 years ago with a PB of 1.42.00 in the Shrewsbury Half Marathon in 1985 and 3.48.49 in the Telford Marathon in 1986 - then for some reason I just stopped and have done little or no physical exercise between then and 2 or 3 years ago! I've now moved to Boston in Lincolnshire where I really enjoy looking after my 13 Ryeland ewes and 1 ram and am rejoicing in the distinct lack of hills! I suspect that sub 4 hour marathons are gone forever but hey, I'm having a great time trying!
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2 Responses to Longish run & a motorbike journey with a difference

  1. abradypus says:

    That sounds very precarious!

  2. fortnightflo says:

    I am in awe of your Juneathon mileage…

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