Juneathon day 1: And so it begins…

During previous Athons, I have stressed the importance of preparation for surviving them with some sanity intact, and so it was that I found myself up at midnight last night twiddling around with my blog and crashing around the sleeping form of Ginge while I tried to locate all the essentials for a 6 o’clock run the next morning. And then I couldn’t get to sleep. And then (as predicted) I woke up at 4.30 panicking that I’d slept through my alarm. I’ve actually spent the last few days with a sense of panic that I’ve forgotten to do Juneathon, so in some ways it was nice not to be a false alarm.

I was organised enough to set off at 5.55 and did a 3 mile there and back again through the village. Passed a man heading off to the mill pond to do a bit of fishing, another man walking 4 dogs and a runner with his hood pulled tight around his head like South Park Kenny (who didn’t say hello despite/because of me staring at him). Other than that, a very uneventful 3 miles .

During Janathon, I measured my runs in Ferrero Rocher (103.1 miles = 174 Ferrero Rocher). Despite what their marketing says, the Ferrero Rocher is a seasonal creature and has no place in Juneathon. After asking Twitter (thanks @adeleprince, @helsieboo and @abradypus), I am now very pleased to present the meter with the feature…. the scale that won’t fail…ladies and gentlemen…

Which is slightly more depressing than using Ferrero Rocher as you don’t get as many cornets to the mile.

(The Cornet-o-Meter uses calorie counts from Weight Loss Resources – an average cornet comes in at 140kcal and a 99 at 240kcal)