It’s really hard to find a 50mph sign in this neck of the woods so today’s run took me through the rural farm land at the edge of Llanfairfechan and to a set of roadworks on the A55. It’s a different kind of adventure, but an adventure none the less.
There is something odd, but wonderful about the bumping of the two worlds of expressway and farmland. It throws into stark relief the contrasts and values we seem to place on our surroundings. Birdsong sits alongside road noise, the gaudiness of newly opened catkins mirroring the luminosity of street signs, and the rustic gray of the stone walls against the industrial but none less almost identical hues of road and pavement. It seems that appreciating one makes you look at the other slightly differently and potentially appreciate it more, and that can only be a good thing.
There may be a few confused motorists wondering why a man in shorts in February was taking a selfie with temporary street furniture but at least you need not be one of them!
To add to the feeling of celebration I ran today’s mile in the 8 min bracket. Today was on the flat with little or no downhill and minimal wind assistance. While this is not fast for many people, it represents a milestone for me being the first time I have done so (without a big downhill or something) in around 2 years. So I guess something is going right!
Because last night the donations went through £365 for every mile I run this year (i.e. 365 days) will now be averaging at least £1 to charity!
Massive, massive thanks to all for all the support; verbally, online, making donations, offering to come running with me, shouting encouragement as I go past… It’s great and a real buzz, while doing some good!
Thanks all 🙂
I’m running a mile each day everyday for 2017. If you feel you can sponsor me please do, as all the money raised will go to the Cleft Lip & Palate Association (CLAPA) who provide services all across the UK to support people affected by it.
Distance: 1610.7 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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