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the “j” word

A Call To Arms – Do It & Blog It – The More The Merrier

I’m sure most of you are aware of Juneathon, some of you may have participated last year. Jogblog has officially mentioned it, iliketocount has too and so it has come to pass that it is now less than 2 weeks until it commences.

For the uninitiated, it involves running, cycling or somehow exercising (and probably eating pizza if Jogblog has her way) each day in June and then blogging about it. Or uploading details onto a Facebook page that I am reliably informed is being created. It was originally overseen by the mighty Joggerblogger who is unfortunately unable to carry out his Chief Juneathoner role this year and so the responsibility now sits with Jogblog.

It is quite a test of endurance. To actually force yourself to do SOMETHING every single day can be pretty hard. After about 10 days, you begin counting the days until the end of June. You begin to resent it, you pick up all manner of frustrating, niggly little aches and pains (am I doing a good job of selling it to you? Am I? Am I?). At the end there is an enormous sense of acheivement. And an enormous sense of relief. It creates a sense of community amongst all those taking part and it is great to catch up with everybody’s blogs and to see their efforts. It does not require superhuman feats, in fact I would recommend against trying to run large distances every day. Run, cycle, cross-train, do push ups, sit ups. Mix it up but do it every day and blog it.

Last year I was lucky enough to win and received a rather fetching gold monkey statue for my efforts.

I will definitely be participating this year although I suspect the last week of June to be very hard as we will be undertaking the London to Brighton Bike Ride on 20th June and I can’t see I’ll have much left in me for the rest of the month once that is out of the way.

So, hopefully a lot of you will be inspired. Hopefully a lot of you will take part. Last year we had a good few people participating and it would be nice if we could better that this year.

Soundtrack to this post: The Meters – Cissy Strut


4 Responses to “the “j” word”


  1. May 19, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Great to see the Champ is in again this year. 🙂

  2. May 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Hi there,
    Well done on last year and good luck with this year’s Juneathon. I like your blog a lot, fair play to you… Is ‘eating trees’ male or female? I ask this because I was going to compliment you on how well you kept your monkey polished this past year but that would be a wee bit rude if it were taken the wrong way!
    Breandán

    • 3 eatingtrees
      May 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm

      Breandán – Thanks for the kind words. I am male and not easily offended by monkey polishing comments!

      Phil – Thanks. I was very surprised I won last year as I had particularly strong competition, especially from Fitartist who got my vote. I’ll give it my best shot again (particularly as I’ve seen the prize and would love a pair of trainers with toes to go with my Juneathon Golden Monkey) but suspect there will be a lot of ambitious contenders this year.


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