Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Last Day oF Juneathon 2015

Watching semi-final game women's soccer. Not a fan of the USA>.

Thank you to Cathy White for  Juneathon and all the hard work you put into making  a great event. 

Hoping to get energy from this month to work harder at my training.  

Monday, June 29, 2015

Juneathon Day 29

Slow month  for running and training. On the upside, I signed up for Juneathon and I have managed to post every day.  My training has dropped off. 
I need to set definite goals.  If you are reading this post, check back later and  read about what I am up to. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday June 28

28 days into Juneathon.
Not happy about the soccer game against England

Lousy morning - 14C and it has been raining. Decided  to skip Yoga...
 Had a cafe latte at Starbucks in the afternoon.
 No runs today.  I biked 10K.
Quiet evening at home. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Saturday June 27

Plan for today.
Watch Soccer, and errands,

Watching the Canada and England soccer game. The  girls got themselves 2 goals down. Keeping my fingers crossed they can score and win this.

England has won the game.
Disappointed.  I am not a good sport.
I  think the English coach is a jerk of the highest order.
And John Herdman, coach of Canadian women's team, is not worthy of coaching  the team and should be replaced.  

Time to focus on  my comings and goings and business....

Friday, June 26, 2015

June 26

Great weather 28C. I  am following the FIFA women's Soccer World Cup, which is being played in Canada. .

I was hoping that France would win against Germany. It was not to be.

The China - US game is being played in Ottawa and is about to get under way.
I am cheering for China.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

I am  taking a day off from Running.
 Went  for a ride  on my bike this morning, and  a walk this evening. One of those days when I feel tired and  flat. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Juneathon 25 June

Very humid in Kingston. . Got the run done in the late afternoon.
A slow run. I seem to be tired. 
Distance: 5.67 K 
Pace:  7:04
 My  training has dropped off and my fitness has suffered too.
 I need to be better organized and set new goals. 

 I am entered in the Army Run.  (September) 
Looking into another run - not sure where. 
Thinking of trying to do a bike ride.  This would give me an additional training route..

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June 24

Sunny and very warm. Got my run in at 5 pm. 

 One of those days when my energy and thoughts were not on Running.

On the  good side, I got the run done. Albeit a short run.
Distance: 4.21K
Time: 30:13
Av. pace: 7:04

I have been following the FIFA World Cup - Women's Soccer

 Next game England and Canada in Vancouver on Saturday. 
Looking forward to the game. Will write my thoughts on the game soon.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Juneathon Day 23

Another great day. 24C and sunny .
Ran in the late afternoon.- 17:00 hours.
Ran slowly. Got the run done, that is most important.
Distance: 5.68K
Time: 37:55
Pace: 6:40

I need to organize my time better.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday Juneathon 15

Spent the weekend in Toronto. 
  Home in Kingston.

FIFA  women's soccer is in the Knock Out stage.
England and  Canada have moved into the quarter-final (Round of 8).   On Saturday they play each other in Vancouver. I am excited. 
I was born in the Greater Manchester area. I have lived in Canada since I was 8 years old. 
It is strange ( or is it?) that I still have  very strong feelings for Manchester.
On the good side. I have  not decided who I am supporting.

TODAY'S Training Run:
Distance: 6.53K
Time: 42.09
Av. Pace: 6:27

Sunday June 21- Toronto

Hottest day of the summer. Spent the day wandering around TO and did a little shopping.
 Happy to get home and see  my cat Tuffie.

Saturday June 20

Travelled  to Toronto. And took in the Toronto Blue Jays --- Baltimore Orioles Baseball game.
 The Jays played  well until the ninth inning.  Baltimore's bats were hot and the Orioles won
Great weather for a baseball game.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

26C. very strong sun and the warmest day this season. 
Ran more slowly than usual  - I was feeling the effects of the heat.
 I need to put in more distance. Or  cycle and/or swim to increase my training.
I have 8 swims left on my Artillery Park card, perhaps swimming is the best choice.
Run Distance 5.68K
Pace 6:58 min/km

Summer  thru  Christmas  Reading List:  (Books I have on my night table )
1.Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell
2. The Boy's in the Boat - Daniel James Brown
3. The Opposite of Loneliness - Marina Keegan 
4. Three Seconds - Roslund & Hellstrom
5. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday June 17

Great summer day. 24C
Got my run done. 
Distance: 5.48km
Time: 34:28
Average Pace: 6:18

 I need to put in one long run every week. 
I  have entered the Army Run 5k
Have not decided on the fourth run.   Considering -  Longboat  and the Zoo.
 I have been following the FIFA Women's Soccer. my 2 teams - Canada and England have made it into the 16s.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June 16

Juneathon Day 16

 Training run in the late afternoon.  High humidity. 24C
Distance: 5.57k
Time: 36:14
Pace: 6:30

I am following the FIFA Women's Soccer. My favorites are Canada and England.
Both are considered underdogs. The US and Germany are considered  most likely to win.

Canada has advanced to the round of  16.
 Hoping  England will qualify for the 16's. They play tomorrow against Columbia.

Started reading  "Down and Out in Paris and London"- (George Orwell) . Purchased the book last September.   Book  is mentioned in Bill Clinton's biography.  It is interesting and well-written.

 I have  also added 1984 to my library. Got a second-hand edition in near mint condition at a library book sale.  The library sells off donated books and the proceeds go  to the library's fund.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Juneathon Day 15. (15/30)

 Day 15 and I am half way thru  Juneathon. I have posted every day so far. 
My running today_ 
Run at 16:00 hours. 
Run Stats. 
 Running on sidewalks and negotiating traffic and street crossing is awkward at times. But the stoppages give a short rest- - that  are often helpful. 

Getting ready to eat supper (stir fry chicken, vegies and rice) and a Stella Artois beer. 
Big soccer game starting in 45 minutes.  FIFA  World Soccer championship. - Canada  is playing the Netherlands and hoping to move on to  the round of 16. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday June 14

Biked to  Artillery Park. for SMY - (Sunday Morning  Yoga) for a  1-hour class... Good class.
 We are very fortunate to have a  "free " classes on Sunday  mornings. The classes are sponsored by Lululemon and are led "gratis" by yoga teachers from the  Yoga studios in Kingston. 

Cycled to the "mall"- had coffee and snack at Tim Hortons and looked in several stores.  total distance 10K.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Saturday June 13 13/30

Great weather. 
Ran in the late afternoon.
Distance 4.95km
Time 31:15
Pace 6:15
I am watching the Women's FIFA world soccer.  The level of play is very high. 
Click on my link and check it out. Its being held in Canada.


Friday, June 12, 2015

Juneathon 12

Rained all day.

Rode my bike approx.5k and went for a 5K walk.

Watching  FIFA soccer. Japan and Cameroon in Vancouver. Cameroon is a fast and rough team.  The  fans at BC Place seem to have adopted Cameroon as their team. I am impressed with their fast and aggressive play.  Keeping my fingers crossed they (Cameroon) can win their next game and move into the next round. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Juneathon 11/30

Great day. warm and sunny   
Rode  my bike downtown to the Queen's Univ. campus  for a coffee and muffin. I rode over a sharp object  My back tire was flat.   Walked bike to the nearest bike shop ( Frontenac Cycle)  to have the flat fixed.
Walked home and spent the afternoon cutting up vegies and chicken pieces to make a stir Fry. 
 Got my bike back in the late afternoon. 
Went for my run.  A slow run. 
Distance 4:53K
Time 32:36 

Now 23:00 hours. Watching FIFA soccer - Canada is playing NZ. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Juneathon 10

Late night post.
I am one-third of the way thru Juneathon.  
Today I  walked several km  and rode my bike 10k.

I have been reading Snow by Orhan Pamuk.  The book was awarded the  Nobel Prize in literature. 
It has been a long read, two months and a couple of weeks. I found it to be a difficult book to get into.
 The story takes place in Kars, Turkey. And  is very relevant to the present day issues with  Islam. 
It is certainly worth checking out.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday Juneathon 9

I have tried  to post on a   Wordpress Blog. It is a running blog and linked to Juneathon. I use Blogger, and  I do not have a Wordpress account.   Very Frustrating that I am not allowed to post. ...

Watching the FIFA Soccer. Canada is the host country.  We won our first game, however, I don't think we are in contention. There are many good teams here. The US, and  Brazil, and  look to be very good teams. 

 I pushed hard on yesterday's run, and I am  still recovering. This afternoon I went for a slow  5k run...

Monday, June 8, 2015

Juneathon 9

Monday17C 4pm approx. Late afternoon run.
Happy with this training run. 
Felt good and put some effort into it.
Distance 6:35K 
Pace 6:28 min/km 
Time 41:07 
Supper in front of TV. watched PBS news (American). So many complex problems and issues in the world - it is scary.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday Junethon 7

SMY (Sunday Morning Yoga) at Artillery Park.  
A very good class led by Dallas, owner - Studio 330.

Biked 20 K

 At the moment Listening to Jazz. ( an  old CD) - 
Tom Scott -- Them Changes
 If you like Jazz - you should check it out. The  CD available at your local library. 

I have been reading ( for a very long time ), a book called SNOW. by Orphan Pamuk. 

 Interesting read, givensituation in Turkey and her bordering countries. It seems the book has been on my night table for months. Time to finish reading and move on. 
Won the Nobel Prize in Literature. I am not sure why it has received this Prize. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015


 Watching TV.
Who will win the Belmont Stakes???? and perhaps the TRIPLE CROWN ????

 not a betting woman, but I am keeping my fingers crossed for American Pharoah??
It is live now. Jockeys up.
And Amerincan Pharoah has won. 

but most important 
Women's World Cup in Edmonton.(Soocer)
 Canada has won 1-0 (over China) in the opening game   Super  result. 
OOH Christine Sinclair.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Friday June 5

Today was an up and down day.
It is raining outside.
 No running today...
I biked and walked.
Presently 17C and a light rain. 7:50 PM.
Bike ride downtown  and walked around.
Quiet night at home.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

June 4 Thursday

Another warm day 26C.
Rode my bike to Coffee shop Coffeeco - like this place.  
Located in town and near the lake.  and has very good coffee and baked goods. . 

Late afternoon  went for my run. 
Distance 8.59K
Time 58:24
Pace 6:46

Cathy has posted some great pics of England on her Blog. Link is 
Lots of Photos

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Juneathon June 3 Wednesday.

Beautiful. Sunny Day. 23C.
5.16K . A slow run. 
5.16 km 36:58 @ 7:10 min/k

Rode my bike over to  Artillery Park for Yoga.  Not a good class, I left early. 
We have a new  instructor. She is not too good.I left early , and I am not going back. 
 Will try to go to Yoga on Sundays at Battery Park. 
And I may check out taking from Ashley or Brendine. 
Depends on cost. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June 2 Juneathon

Nice day here. 18C. 
I am training to run 2 races in September.

1. Long Boat Toronto Island Run - September 13. Toronto - Plan is to enter the 10K

2. Army Run  -  September 20 -  Ottawa -  Plan is to run 5K

Late afternoon, went for my run. Hilly run
Ran in the area of city that i live.
Connected with Garmin. Happpppy.

Jun 2, 2015
7.05 km

Monday, June 1, 2015

Juneathon Day 1

I have signed up again. Happy to be on board with Juneathon. It is a commitment . 
 Motivated to get my training done.  
Ran at 5pm /17:00hrs.  I am tired of Garmin. Some days it works well. However, for the most part,   Garmin involves too much time and messing.
Part of the problem  - is getting my data back from Garmin, And  -  I use / rely on free stuff on the internet. 
  From now on, I am going to use Map My Run. 
Did a good run today. 


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