Day 250 Mile 250: Running with Man Flu

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Day 250 Mile 250: Running with Man Flu. When I set out to run a mile everyday for this year I was pretty sure that this day would come and now it has 😦 To be honest I’m not feeling that bad; a little bit sniffly, distinctly tired and rather achy. I would just rather not have to go out!

Shambling out of the front door I was greeted by the world outside. There is a light breeze coming from the west and there is a strange, almost ochre tint to the morning light which if it were warmer and drier would feel dusty but today feels more like a slightly misty daguerreotype.

Running down the flyover towards the sea, the tide is out and the beach is almost entirely deserted. Out on the tide line there is one person and two dogs, scampering silhouettes, like a Lowry flick-book at the transition of sand and sea.

Bearing left back up the hill and taking the underpass below the expressway I’m pleased to find that in-spite of not feeling great at all I can run up the zigzags of the cycle path (known locally as the ‘Treacle Zigzags’ in honor of a friend, from the south coast of England, who used to live near them). At the start of the year this would have been a serious undertaking but now, even when feeling ‘off’ I can now potter my way up there without too much issue. So that is progress!

Returning home the day seems to be getting darker rather than lighter which does not bode well for the rest of today’s weather, but at least I have got out, felt a bit better, and learned a thing or two about backing off a bit in order to be able to carry on 🙂

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: 1648.0 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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Thanks as ever for all the support!


Today’s earworm, seems to suit the slightly disconnected and almost tinnitus  feel inside my head right now.


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