Friday, 20 June 2014

#CountryKids and #Juneathon day 20 mini run

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Some times combining being a single working parent and trying to get fit by running just don't mix! Today was one of those days as I had been volunteered to go on my daughter's school trip to a local paper mill when I would normally run:

Croppers paper mill
Croppers paper mill

So where on a Friday I normally clock up 7km of running I merely managed a 300 m dash from the train station back to my car:




After work I didn't have time to do anything so in desperation I dragged my 7 year old out for a very brief run. We are lucky that there are local paths to go out on:

down to Kentrigg
down to Kentrigg

It's a nice quiet footpath but a tad overgrown at the minute:

running along the Kentrigg path

By the time we got back to the road my son was telling me to walk! He did get a second wind as we ran around the field behind our estate:

running round the meadow

We had to exit the field over the traditional stile:



A last little jog for me and a sprint from him and we were back home. So not a vast run but it got me panting and sweaty so that has to count for Juneathon (total today 3.6 km walking and just over 2 km running):



Anyone else find it hard to get their exercise in around their children?

5 comments:

  1. Stephanie Oakes20 June 2014 23:16

    What a gorgeous setting! Sounds like an idyllic day was had x

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  2. Stephanie Oakes20 June 2014 23:19

    Good on you, especially in the heat! Sun cream and sweat really don't mix do they! There is nothing worse than the sting as it goes in your eyes!

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  3. Susanne Remic23 June 2014 12:33

    Sounds like the perfect family day. How lucky you are to have all that on your doorstep :)
    x x

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  4. Susanne Remic23 June 2014 12:35

    I can tell from your face that you really love all this. I am so impressed! I can not run. And not in heat especially so I am always in awe of people who can! x x

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  5. How lovely! I love there was a mural painting wall, I'd be a total big kid if I saw that :D X

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