June plans

The beginning of June means that summer should be well underway, and to be fair the weather has, in general, been quite good. We seem o be forecast more sunshine over he next couple of weeks at least, so fingers crossed!

June is going to be a busy month (so nothing new there) but with less planned busy-ness and more freedom and flexibility, so hopefully it will also mean I can relax a bit.

 

Running

I have a couple of races booked for June: the Bradford Millennium Way, which is a fell relay, and Endure24, which is a 24 hour lap run.

I’m entering the BMW as part of a women’s team put together by the Harriers, and will need to recce my leg for this run to make sure I know where I’m going. As with the Calderdale Way Relay, each leg is run by a pair of runners together – the BMW is five legs and should be very pretty.

Endure24 is a 24 hour endurance run. Again, I’m part of a team (I’m not crazy enough to do it solo – yet at least!). We have a team of six, and the course is about five or six miles. We have 24 hours to run as many laps as we can/want to, and the only rules are that each of us has to run at least one lap, and only one of us can be on the course at once. You don’t have to have a runner out there all the time. It’s done over a weekend and includes camping, so it should be a lot of fun. I’m in charge of bringing enough cake for our team for the weekend!

June also sees the start of my marathon training plan. It’s not too intense to start with, but will involve running five days a week which is something I’m not used to. Most of the runs are done at an easy pace, and they’re quite short to start with, so it should allow my legs to get used to running five days a week regularly. I’m really excited to start training, especially as with uni finishing I have a bit more control over my time and can make sure I get to bed at a reasonable hour lost evenings.

 

Wicked!

Wicked! is on tour, and I’m off to see it in Leeds with some friends this month. I’ve never seen it before, but I love musicals so can’t wait for the show and a catch up with friends.

 

Cricket

Weather permitting, we’re off to watch some international cricket this weekend with my brother-in-law and some friends. Assuming it’s not called off for rain, I’ll be preparing for everything by taking my raincoat and my suncream, regardless of the forecast. It should be nice to catch up with people and watch a bit of sport.

 

Holidays

I don’t have any actual holidays planned, but I have two days of holiday booked off work, one towards the start and one at the end. The odd day wouldn’t really be noteworthy except that they’re my first holiday days since I went to Madrid at the beginning of December – almost six months ago. I can’t wait for a proper break soonish!

 

Gardening

Now that I have free evenings, other than running club, I’m planning to spend more time in the garden. Tasks for this month include keeping on top of the lawnmowing, doing more of the never ending weeding, planting some lettuces, buying some lavender plants and putting them in, taking some cuttings of a few things and tidying the area under the apple tree, which currently looks like a bit of a building site. Other bits of the garden are being ignored for now whilst I do one bit at a time…

 

How’s your June looking? Can you believe we’re almost halfway through the year?

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