Day 246 Mile 246: Looking for the Car in the Rain. Every so often going for a run has its uses. Being the end of the summer holidays we had planned to go to the cinema later today, especially as the weather can only be described as diluvian and being the sort of person I am, I thought it would be a good idea to move the car from down the road where I left it yesterday evening (due to lack of space) to the space now just outside our door to prevent everyone getting wet.
As I opened the front door I was met by a wall of water, and a wind which seemed to come from overhead, in the it felt like it was opposing you whichever direction you faced. Not to worry I thought I would go for a run, get the car, come back and be a hero for 30 seconds.
Our village has a long high street, which curves a little so gives the impression of good visibility while also obscuring a lot. When I left my car last night, I wasn’t massively concerned about it or the morning and when met by this morning’s weather all recollection of where I had parked it left my mind!
I knew it was on the high street so it was a case of get on the pavement and turn either left or right. I turned right.
After about 5 minutes of running through puddles it turned out the my 50/50 gamble had, infact, not paid off.
More than slightly damp, furious with myself and feeling the encroaching revenge of last night’s curry (courtesy of the Bay of Bengal-Dwygyflchi, and very good it was too), I swiftly retraced my steps.
The car was about 90ft from the start in the opposite direction….
Time to put the kettle on I think!
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: 1901.1 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
Thanks as ever for all the support!