Day 272 Mile 272: Crepuscular Scamper. The morning is distinctly autumnal, with an overcast sky lending an inky blue tinge to the daybreak. Here and there lights are going on and off, as the nocturnal street lamps hibernate for the day; with curtained kitchens and kettles beginning to power up the twilight.
The jackdaws are certainly awake, running errands in silhouette formations across the swaledale fleece of the sky. They seem to be quite chattery and business-like today, and whatever they are up to seems to result in them following the road for quite some way!
Two hundred and seventy two seems a wonderfully palindromic number, with a sharp bend in the middle of the seven, so today I am running a simple out and back route. The fact that I am trying to fit this in before work also had some bearing on the apparent simplicity of today’s route!
It also happens to be World Heart Day so rather than running with a watch showing pace I thought I would use the running heart monitor that usually sits at the back of the drawer.
Monitoring bpm while running is not normally something I tend to do as personally I find that I know if I am working stupidly hard or not much but hey-ho. After a bit of a warm-up and a sprint finish today’s mile looks like that. I guess I must be getting fitter as it didn’t feel like it was going to kill me!
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: 2024.2 meters recorded
(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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