Janathon Day 5 – A Buff in Review

So today I managed to go for a good run, but not exactly the most exciting thing to blog about, so I am going to use it to review my lovely new Buff.  I think I may have mentioned it once or twice… possibly more…

I’ll start with a bit about my actual Janathon exercise, as I said yesterday, I like having a specific goal, so today I needed to go to Morrisons to ask about hiring a RugDoctor – we’re desperate to give our carpet a thorough clean.  Morrisons is about 3km away, so made it a good middle point.  So I set off, with minimal procrastination, as I did do some Open University study this morning as well.

The run there was a little tough as there is a bit of an incline – but this did mean coming home I would have some downhill which was a nice thought! I made it to Morrisons and went in and ask my questions.

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See – it’s Morrisons!

 

The run home was very pleasant, running downhill is much nicer, and the sun was shining brightly, did my usual of wearing one too many layers, but all in all I was pretty comfortable!

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And back home again!

 

A good 6.48km covered!
Activity

Buff Review

***I bought the Buff myself, and all opinions are my own – not a sponsored post***

I may have previously mentioned (in my last two posts) that I am now the proud owner of a Buff!

So what is a Buff?  According to their own site a Buff is;

Multifunctional Headwear

Apparently, it  can be worn in 13 different ways! If you want to learn more about the history of the Buff you can find the information here!

I purchased mine from the Buff store in Bluewater and it cost me £15, but they are available from other distributors such as Amazon.  Going to the store was quite nice when buying my first one as I could see what they were actually like and feel the material etc.

It’s quite amazing what looks like a simple tube of material can be so useful, comfortable, versatile and make someone feel quite so happy!!! I think I’m a bit obsessed!

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My New Buff!

 

I get quite warm when I am running, so generally run in a baseball cap rather than a beanie hat (the peak is useful for keeping the sun and rain out of my eyes without me overheating), but in the winter months I absolutely hate my ears getting cold, when they get too cold it actually makes me feel sick, this is why I bought a Buff (as recommended by my running buddy Helen).

Absolutely hits the spot, I wore it today for my run as it was a little chilly, as a headband going over my ears, and I was still able to wear my beloved baseball cap (bit of a lucky charm) over the top of it.  The Buff was super comfy, didn’t make me feel too hot, but kept my ears nice and cosy and my headphones in!

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Fits beautifully with my baseball cap!

 

I will definitely be purchasing more of them and am also considering them for the kids as they like mine and I think will be easier to wear than a normal scarf, we will see! I personally have my eye on a Star Wars one, but I also like the super colourful ones!

As a laugh I thought I’d attempt the ‘How To Wear’ that’s on the packaging!
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The Cap
The Cap – though it looks like I’m wearing a swimming cap
The Neckerchief
Neckerchief- think this looks quite smart
Blind Chicken, Wristband, Sahariane
Blind Chicken (why?), Wristband and Sahariane
Headband
My personal favourite – Headband
Mask
The Mask
The Pirate
The one that makes me laugh – The Pirate!

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is also a hairband option – but my hair is too short to demonstrate that!

Scientific bit – the material provides thermal insulation and takes moisture away from the skin.  This Buff has Polygiene Stay Fresh – Permanent Odour Control too!

I would highly recommend them – great just to wear walking as well as running! 🙂 xxx

Supermarket Sweep

Not the cheesy TV game show of the 1990s but my rather feeble attempt of making my weekly big shop my ‘exercise’ activity for Juneathon day 5!

Pushing a shopping trolley around with my 3 year old Blue One sat in there, plus the weekly shop – it’s quite a work out! Plus the lifting in and out of said small child, and then the carrying in of the bags once home and putting it away – it all adds up! 😛

Shopping with the Blue One!
Shopping with the Blue One!

I also completed five toe touches, five sit and reaches and five sit ups/tummy crunches!

🙂 xxx

All a bit civilised

Well today there was no uncoordinated steps whilst trying to follow Zumba on the Wii or embarrassing bum wiggles whilst trying to box instead for Janathon Day 5 I went for a very grown up civilised run.

I went with my lovely friend Kay, who is currently training to be a personal trainer, and we had a good chitchat as we went on our gentle ladylike run.

We managed 3.95km in about 30 minutes, so not too bad, and feels a good effort for day 5!

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A very civilised run

I also managed a 40 second plank – so all in all a good day!

Though I’m sure you’ll be pleased to hear some Wii based exercise is probably on the cards for day 6’s efforts!!!

😊xxx

Janathon Tally
Running Mileage: 9.05km/5.62 miles
Total Running Time: 01:07:32
Star Jumps: 10
Running on the Spot: count of 20
Push ups: 3
Zumba Calypso warm up: 1
Zumba Salsa Beginners: 1
Boxing: 35 mins
Total Number of planks: 2
Total time planking: 1mins 10secs
Fun: 10/10

Total Janathon Time: 01:59:30