Thursday, 16 June 2011

Juneathon Day 16: Rain, Shine and Sparkle...

'Wet Wet Wet'...

...A band formed in the 1980's, particularly popular in the 1990's and fronted by Marti Pellow; which, at the time, I thought were a band whom perhaps understood me and my tortured teenage soul better than anyone else; whom I believed made beautiful, soulful music solely for my ears... Now of course, I fear that their name was, in fact, eponymous of their music...

However, it is not wet behind the ears band of that era in our history that I am referring to in the above statement, but rather the weather outside. So wet in fact that I'm sure I saw fish swimming past the upstairs window at one point... or was it a flying pig? Either way, I was very comfortable working at my desk and not in the slightest bit eager to pull on my running gear to 'swim' to running club!

Unfortunately Fortunately, I have recently discovered the delights of Twitter and consequently was bullied persuaded into pulling on my running kit and joining the 'hard core' runners at club! (Well, let's be honest, I wouldn't have mentioned it if I hadn't been looking for a little kick up the bum!)

And am I glad I did! Apart from the fact that I actually managed some proper exercise today, rather than a measly shopping trip and a jaunt round a field the size of a postage stamp, I was also witness to my friend Natalie's new PB!

Absent Coach Pete (who is this week braving it in the distant, southern lands of London) had set us an 'out and back' session. With a slightly larger group of hardcore runners turning up today (but notably with girl power still ruling - in fact exclusively ruling if we are to assume the reappearance of Dom(inique)!), we set off under a suspicious looking sky, all of us absolutely convinced that at some point, if not in the 20 minute run away from the track then definitely in the 18 minutes back, we would be soaked, drenched and battered with rain.

However, it was not to be. In fact, all in all it was a fantastic run in which Natalie and I not only hit a perfect 38 minutes round trip but, as I mentioned previously, she set herself a brand, new sparkling PB for the 5k distance! Superb.

And so, the soundtrack to my run tonight was not the 'Wet, Wet, Wet' that I expected as I headed out the door, but rather 'Sunshine on a Rainy Day'!

Activity: Running
Distance: 3.1 miles
Time: 38 minutes
Feeling: like sunshine on a rainy day - what? I'm liking that one, I can't say it twice?!

With Big Congratulations to: NATALIE!!!!!
And thanks to: Absent Coach Pete, Fairweatherrunner, Psycojog and Runningman856  


  1. Yay! Well done! I too was in love with Marti Pellow :0) Well done on the 3 xx

  2. "I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes..." PAIN!!!!!!
    Could have been written about Day 16 of Juneathon!

  3. Sunshine on a rainy day, makes my soul, makes my soul lalalalalalalal LOVE the song thanks for the reminder - what a happy run!

  4. Totally happy... Just makes you smile that song doesn't it! :-)

  5. lol! they played that song sooo to death after 3WAAF, i have hated it ever since! well done Natalie

  6. Well done, that's brilliant!! I was in love with Wet, Wet, Wet as well(again maybe another thing not to admit to!)


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