Day 258 Mile 258: “Secret Plans and Clever Tricks”

urban town Wales Cymru crossing UK BWDay 258 Mile 258: “Secret Plans and Clever Tricks”. After yesterday’s run to the lighthouse and the consequent blog title referencing that event and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (which features a lighthouse quite prominently), my writing has returned to its usual standard of intellect by nodding to Roald Dahl and his Enormous Crocodile.

But the thing is I did have “secret plans and clever tricks”! So much of running is thinking about the future, be that in the immediate sense of looking where you are going, pacing oneself, or getting fitter towards a long term goal or ideal. Today I took this concept of plotting one step further and went for a brief run around the village.

What makes the run “luscious and super, mushious and duper” is the fact that before going out I have put the kettle on to boil, with a tea bag ready in the cup, and already run a hot bubbly bath…. it turns out that preparation really is the key!


The actual run went off without too much event, although it was quite interesting in that while it was a very familiar route, I was trying to make a point of not running on the same side of the road or trace the usual steps. As result I gained a fresh perspective on the area (hence today’s photo) and realised quite what creatures of habit we are into the bargain. Sometimes small changes can make all the difference 🙂

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: 1877.5 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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