So finally, at the two thirds point of Juneathon, I nearly gave up. It had been a long hot day and a run just hadn’t happened. It was nearly 11pm by the time I gave myself a kick up the backside and opened up the e-mail entitled “Welcome to the Thirty day Challenge”. I’d signed up to a free 30 day regime of stretches and exercises by Kinetic Revolution that promised to make me a better runner (who could resist!)
I started following the instructions and watching the videos showing how to do the exercises. We have very slow broadband here, and the time for the opening title sequence to load at the start of each new exercise (in a new video) was nearly enough to make me give up. The website promised 10 – 15 minutes a day, but I spent nearly 30 minutes by the time the videos had loaded. I also think the instruction for the very first stretch is wrong. It says to do three lots of twenty stretches, each held for 20 seconds, on each leg. 3 x 20 x 20 x 2 = 2,400 seconds which is 40 minutes. I presumed the ‘three reps’ bit was an error and ignored it.
So, it was quite dull, but I did it and at least it wasn’t a plank!