Day 168 Mile 168: ‘One day Like This’

20170617_081149Day 168 Mile 168: ‘One Day Like This’. Some days things don’t really work out, and some days the sun comes out, you ride a motorbike to a castle, run a PB, a sub 8 min mile (for the first time in over a decade) and beat the man dressed as a T-Rex. Yes, that one!

Having got to bed early and woken at 1 am and then had another night’s sleep waking up super positive to the bright sunlight at 6 am it was either going to be amazing or a disappointment. Having finally figured out how to pack all of my bike clothes and helmet etc in a way that is secure when leaving it for a run I decided to revel in the sunlight and the anticipation was well worth it.

There was a beautiful clear blue sky all around and temperatures already up in the low 20s. The sections under the trees where there was a bit of breeze were a great relief, but the downhill sections looking out across the landscape, although exposed to the full glare of the sun, were absolutely worth it.

Fantastic to see Chris and little Tom doing his first run today to. Well done little guy.

Days like this don’t happen often, one to hold onto as the days soon start to shorten perhaps!

Today’s earworm from the ride in along the expressway 🙂

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: 5263.5 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)

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P.S.  There goes the T-Rex. It turns out it was a stag-do thing, I think they were also all vegan, hence the Banana running along side!


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