Juneathon Day 2. Running with my Ears

A lovely 5 mile run this morning. I kept the pace up in case the builders were planning on arriving, but not so fast that I’d be a sweaty mess if they were waiting on the drive for me when I got back. As it turns out they’re not coming until next Monday – so expect a very similar run /post in a week’s time.

As I stood on the drive waiting for my Garmin to find some satellites I became aware of the hedge next to me. It was buzzing -swarming with bees. I tried to film them but the microphone isn’t great on my phone.

After this I was alert to all the sounds around me. I was listening to the birds as I ran through the village, and could notice when the noise from the bypass on the very edge of town began to impose on my consciousness. The bridge over the bypass has a Strava segment running over it which is a tempting reason to run that way.

The view from the top showed the tractor I’d heard cutting the grass, leaving stripes even my Dad would be proud of.

There is another buzzing you can hear here, but sadly is not more bees, just the powerlines on the nearby pylon.

The run back home was uneventful, but I felt pretty good, fit and positive. You can tell it’s only day 2 of Juneathon!

Juneathon Day 1, A Good Start

June dawned, bright and sunny. As I seem to have done more cycling than running recently I decided I’d better start Juneathon off with a run. Just a short run, only 5K, but along a route I haven’t been down for a few months. It’s an out and back route, with a short but steep dip in the middle. A few years ago I decided I wanted to break 30 minutes for 5K, so I ran along this lane regularly until I finally managed it.

Today I ran it in 29 minutes 40, so not a world record but at least it was still under 30 minutes. I was wondering how low I could get this time, when I realised that should be my aim for Juneathon – to see how much time I can take off this route. Roll on the rest of the month!