Day 9. February 24th 2020

I knew it would happen. I just didn’t know when.

The day when you really don’t feel like running. The day when the continuous rain and wind just gets tedious and annoying. The day when you just want to go home, light the fire and watch crap TV!

And today was that day.

I’d felt like it since the morning and was looking for excuses all day but, in the end, one of the reasons I undertook this challenge was to learn to do things when you don’t want to do them.

And so it was, with head torch on, I hit the streets for Lechlade for a lap of the town (whilst Jamie played tennis)


Its so strange, but so often the case, that when you least want to do something you get the most out of it.

I don’t know why – perhaps its because making that extra effort (when you really don’t want to) that means you gain a greater level of satisfaction.

The only downside was that I thought I was flying and on for a record time  – a side effect of running in the dark when it seems that everything is flashing by much faster…..but its not!

Onwards and upwards. 41 days to go.

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