The healing properties of the Pearl are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the heart, spleen, stomach, intestine & ulcer problems. June has two other birthstones connected to it - Moonstone & Alexandria. Further descriptions here.
Day 8 welcomed in some lovely weather. On Wednesday the forecasters had been telling us that 70mph winds were arriving on Friday, and there was an amber weather warning in place. Mr B having seen this told me I wasn't running on Friday as it was too dangerous - whateva! On Thursday the weather warning was reduced to yellow, 50mph winds. Mr B was a little happier at the thought of me running but still not that happy with thoughts of me getting bumped on the head by flying debris!
So this morning I woke at 5, lay listening for the sound of stuff whipping up and down the road. A few noises but it didn't seem that bad so I got up, got myself ready and headed out the door. I decided not to risk exposed areas and places where I know there are wind tunnels, and headed for my industrial estate circuit which Sue and I devised for running during dark winter nights. It was much better out than forecast, and because the route is a circuit I had no choice but to do 3 miles. Back home for porridge (not something I normally eat in June!)
After work I took the dog for a lovely walk - a little windy but a great 5 miles on the Downs - one of my favourite walks. This is how it looked in January - it looks very different now!
Archie did his best Roobarb impression through the wheat crop!
Running miles : 3 miles
Dog walk miles : 5 miles
Total Juneathon :
Running : 29 miles
Dog Walk : 23 miles