Day 17: TO INFINITY AND BEYOND AND BACK

The 3 Ss of holidays are usually sea, sand and sun (add or substitute the 4th if you wish.) But Janathon 3 Ss today have been snorkeling, swimming and shell collecting.
The snorkeling involved a short boat ride to the Blue Lagoon. Does every (overseas) beach have one of these? The hour and a half certainly did exercise both the body and the brain, watching so many amazingly coloured fish and remembering not to breathe in when diving to the sea bed.

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Shell collecting wouldn’t normally be classified as a worthy Janathon activity, but as it replaced laying down under a thatched roof avoiding the sun, it would have lead to an elevated heart rate so must be exercise.

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The 3rd S was the real Janathon counting activity. 20 lengths, various strokes, of the hotel’s infinity pool. If we take the name literally, and I log 20 x infinity for today then if there was a competition for the greatest distance during Janathon I would surely be in for it. (Of course the more mathematically ept of you will immediately point out that 20 x infinity does actually only equal infinity.
Another milestone today has been the self-removal of the dead, black big toe nail on my right foot. I did it back in June last year when running the Croydon 15 mile (it was actually a 30 mile ultra but you were allowed to just do a ‘ultra half’.) This is now the first time I have been black toe nail free since I can’t remember when.

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2 responses

  1. No black toenails? Whatever next? Baby soft feet?

  2. Monkey urination? A pleasant switch from reads about snow in UK, HA! 🙂

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