Day 270 Mile 270: Running Around in Circles at Work. With the mornings becoming darker, and having been up late last night it seemed a good idea to go for a run at lunchtime rather than before the start of the working day.
This has several surprising effects. Firstly it means that the window for being able to get out is more confined. Rather than look out and observe it looks like it is about to rain and decide to postpone one has to go out for a run at that moment! The upshot of which was quite refreshing. As the first droplets came down I realized that it has been quite a while since I have run in the rain in an urban environment. There is something very evocative and exciting about the earthy aroma of rain on warm wet tarmac, for me it is up there with cut grass or the phytoplankton sea-side smell.
It is also really nice to get out and see actual people including friends and colleges in passing. Not so much in a ‘look at me I’m running’ but actually just nice to be able to smile and wave and say hello to someone you know. It doesn’t happen very much up on the hills for obvious reasons!
It shouldn’t make any difference but setting a PB around a route I have done a few times before and finding that according to the internet I currently hold the course record is very pleasing. Perhaps I may even reward myself with the Wagon Wheel which has been hidden in the top drawer of my desk for roughly the last week!
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: 1782.8 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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Thanks as ever for all the support!