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Juneathon day 2 and Writing 101 day 1

As well as taking part in #Juneathon, I have also started taking part in #Writing101 by the Daily Post. It gives you a daily challenge or task to help you get writing every day. And I certainly need this as my blogs are usually few and fair between! So todays challenge is to write for 20 minutes, non stop, then publish (if I feel confident enough) what  I have written. Here goes! Hope it isn’t too much jibberish.

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Today was day two of Juneathon. I forgot yesterday to include in my blog how far I had walked yesterday. I walked approximately a mile and a half. This wasn’t actually a true reading since as I had already walked before I decided to take on the Juneathon challenge. So It was more like 3 miles which meant if I continued to do this each day I would be well on my way to reaching the 90 mile mark at the end of June.

I was prepared today and ready to register all my walks. I had 7 dogs to walk, over three separate walks. My first was with the lovely Lloyd the Ridgeback and Sophie the collie cross. I pick them both up and walk them close to where Lloyd lives. Lloyd is a huge boy. Very tall and strong but ever so soft and a perfect gentleman. He always allows me to go first, he stays by my side, he never pulls, he goes where I go, he gets incredibly giddy when I go to pick him up. My husband says if Lloyd was a person he’d be worried! And despite him being this big dog he can get quite nervous of other dogs and can take him some time to like them or even except them. Sophie is the exception. He likes her, he happily sits in the car with her and will go looking for her when she goes ‘off roading’. But that’s probably because Sophie is very lovely.

That walk started me off at just over 2 miles. Not too shabby, especially as the ground was very wet and soggy, and there was lots of very long grass!

Second walk included Sophie again, along with Rocky a huge black lab who we have staying and our own cheeky Willow. Sophie was off lead, but the other two were on extension leads. I mastered the art of using dog extension leads today, I even twisted and turned as we walked along.

This walk was a little less at just under 2 miles.

Then finally I walked Jasper and Rufus our other lodgers, and Holly our oldest dog lodge dog. We covered the same ground so once again approx. 2 miles. At this point it wasn’t raining either and was quite sunny, which is always a bonus. This area of walking is a waste land where there used to be an old secondary school. Covered across this land are thistles and butterflies. And amongst all these flowers are hundreds and hundreds of bees! They are such lovely little creatures but I was concerned I or the dogs would stand on them!

Well here it is! Hope it makes sense!

Juneathon Day two : 6 miles

Current total : 9 miles

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Ive signed on to Juneathon!

ok so I wasn’t sure what Juneathon was all about. My friend Sarah from reallyarunner talked about doing it and from what I could tell its all about running every day in June – Sarah had participated in January for Janathon (hmm a theme appears to be running here) and had spoken about it and she was really looking forward to Juneathon. I’d joked about it – I did a little running (up to 10k) a few years back but haven’t done anything recently due to me having a cruciate ligament reconstruction back in November 2013 and I’m being a coward about starting again.

But it isn’t about just running, its all about being active and doing some kind of exercise everyday. And then if you blog, blog about it! Well there’s something I do everyday and it’s dog walk of course! I never really measure how far I go, sometimes its a stroll, sometimes I march. It depends on what dog I have. Or where I’m going. Or what the weather is like!

So this morning me and my children took Rocky and Sophie out for a walk and thought it is a good a time as ever, set off my mapmyrun app and off we went! The dogs loved it, the children loved it, and even though its something I do everyday, it felt quite satisfying knowing I wasn’t just going for a dog walk with the kids but that we were also taking part in something that many others are too! And that we get to see their progress too!

Hmmm now do I need a goal do you think? As I’ve only really just decided to take part in this today and I’ve not thought the whole thing through to the end, only that I would be able to do it every day, I’m thinking I need more to aim for than just to dog walk each day in June, which is a given. If I try and do an average of 3 miles every day that’s at least 90 miles in the month of June, I’ll need a service by the end of it 😉

So what do you think?