What to do on a rest day, contact with the school and resistance is not futile.

As odd day. A rest day. What’s meant to happen when the training plan says “rest”? Go to work. Do some work. Come home. Seems… wrong.

I made contact with the school by email, in an entirely polite & civilised manner, following ‘THE LETTER OF RUNNING DOOM!’ that arrived yesterday. They’re going to get back to me on whether the school provides transport to the weekend away rugby matches (they better…. grrrhhhhhhh) and they’ll also try to help me contact other parents who might be able to help with transport.

The Son has been all grown up about it and he’s fine not going to the first training session tomorrow. I am running a fell race at Box Hill and Mrs Dan is going into work, so rugby wasn’t going to work unless we found someone to help. It’s a shame that the school playing fields are nowhere near his school (the children are taken there by coach), otherwise he could have just walked there and back.

I couldn’t let Janathon pass without some form of exercise so the resistance bands came out and I went through 30 minutes of strength work, which is something I don’t do enough of. I then wasted an equal amount of time checking through charities offering last-minute London Marathon places… I must resist!

Tomorrow I am taking The Son to Tilgate parkrun, where a quick social media check shows a flooded course but the run will go ahead on the ‘Big Loop, Little Loop’ route, and then we drive to Dorking for the Box Hill Fell race. The Son has been promised his choice of lunch tomorrow for once again traipsing around to watch me run.

Janathon 2014:

  • Exercise completed today: strength work
  • Distance run today: 0 miles
  • Distance run so far: 120.93 miles