Day 154 Mile 154: Sun’s Out Tide’s In. In a remarkable twists of meteorological events you can feel the heat of the sun on your skin, in North Wales at 8:30am. The weather is beautiful today with perceivable wattage beaming down from the sky, a sea breeze from the west and the humidity of the last few days all but desiccated to a clammy memory.
As a result, for today’s charity run I took myself down to the prom to take advantage of any available cool air. There is a wonderfully clear morning light, with the wind coming in at such an angle so as to keep the fumes and most of the noise of the expressway away from the beach and helping to retain some of the desert island idyll. It was great fun charging from the sailing club to the beach cafe with the wind pushing along, aiming for the almost circular building with its brightly coloured boardings. The issue arose when it came to turning around to come back.
All of a sudden there was a wall of sound as wind noise mixed with road noise and the sound of the incoming sea, the world seemed to have slowed down and it felt like I was running underwater. It is amazing the difference that heading into the wind can make. The journey back was something of a struggle, wave and saying hello to dog walkers and cyclists going in the opposite direction a pleasant distraction! Getting back to the sailing club (the one mile mark) was a great relief, and a pleasant surprise to find that when I checked my watch the in spite of all the moaning in my brain over the last ¼ mile or so it was a new PB over that route.
Brilliant, now of to enjoy the rest of the day 🙂
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: 1614.7 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
Thanks as ever for all the support!