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Wife (to Shaun), Mother (to Danni), Dog walker of Archie the JRX, improving cyclist, reformed gym bunny, broken runner Collector of exercise DVDs & equipment. Cake is my weakness together with cider (Westons only thanks)and brandy. Noisy spectator of running & cycling events. Owner of Tribby the campervan

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Up at Stoopid O'clock...... again

For the second time this week I was up at 5.15 am - why do people need buses so goddam early?  Apparently it has to do with the new statistic that 1 in 5 people now work shifts, we are a 24 hour nation and so public transport needs to be available.  Mr B told me this morning that apart from one bus route in the city which does actually run 24 hours - the earliest bus from his depot goes out at 4.45am (bugger that!)

Anyway I digress.

Day 9 started in the usual way with physio exercises (yawn) and my 30 day fitness challenges which today look like this :-

Tricep Dips - 35 (yes I did break them down sensibly today - a 15, 10, 15, 5)

Plank - 50 secs (it was another iffy one - was supposed to be 60 so I'm pleased it was an iffy 50 - hubby's comment as he walked out the door was not "bye love see you for dinner", no it was "get your arse down" - great feedback!)

Super Easy Push Up - 14 (done in one go!)

I've also added Easy Squat Challenge - 30 squats

I took the dog out at about 6 for a quick walk to the fishing boats and back, 1 mile done.

Repeat of yesterday's afternoon walk - measured properly!   A lovely 2 mile walk along the riverbank.   Could've done without two big dogs chasing after Archie (they were playing) and crashing into my right shin - icing will be concentrated on that spot tonight! 

Janathon totals :-

Recorded walking miles - 17 miles in 8 hours
Recorded bike miles - 32 miles in 3 hours

Guess I should've counted my cross training/exercise time too - with all the stretching & faffing it would be about 9 hours !

Up early again tomorrow - booooooo !


  1. Okay. You win. I only had to set my alarm for 6:30am. 5:15am would kill me.

    1. believe me, 5.15am is killing me - so glad it's the last one for this week !