Day 284 Mile 284: Chasing Leaves

autumn leaf runningDay 284 Mile 284: Chasing Leaves. Today the wind is reportedly gale-force. I’m not completely convinced about that yet, but I know that the wind coming from behind me is propelling the leaves along faster than I can run.

This makes for wonderful childish sport along the deserted road, pursuing the desiccated foliage and jumping in the mounds where the eddies of the wind has accrued it into piles.

However, it is harder work coming back. Flower-pots, road-work signs and bollards, along with recycling bins have been strewn by the wind’s nocturnal activities, making for something of an obstacle course.

Even the jackdaws in the yew tree past the chippy seem to be shouting obscenities into the wind; their corvid calls enunciated with a scathing staccato into the scarifying air.

I have to admit though it’s good fun in an oddly chaotic and sadistic way!

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: 1733.2 meters recorded

(1 mile = 1609.34 m.)
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OK it is a predictable earworm for today, but it landed in my head and got stuck


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