Walking Jackson this morning, I notice the fair lot have arrived. Babs will be getting some candyfloss for her dad I’m sure. This is usually the start of the summer on the embankment, always something going on. Walking was slightly easier this morning but still very sore and my shoulder is a little worse. Extra Ibroprofen needed 👍.
On a positive note, spotted this message on Facebook and it couldn’t of come at a better time. It totally moved me, thank you Alex x.
I’ll tell you why it ment so much. There’s a moment that I keep thinking about. While out on the mountain having one of my low points. I was sat on a rock ledge, thinking. A bit concerned and feeling vulerable. Then felt as if I was shrinking, I felt worthless and tiny. At that point nobody knew where I was, nobody was waiting for me and I hadn’t seen anyone all morning. Times like this make you question yourself and what your doing. Why was I sat on this ledge on my own? Does anyone care? Why have I drove nearly 4 hrs to sleep in van, get up at 4:30am to get stuck on this stupid mountain? I’ll tell you what I told myself. -I’m here because I can- because I’m lucky- because people care and support me- I’m lucky to have the strength and ability to experience this- I need to climb this mountain and finish this challenge.
I can honestly say that knowing people take the time to read my blogs and stand by me. Following what I’m doing and thinking of me, definitely drives me on. I’m lucky to have so many great people around me.
I was still feeling postive and was looking forward to my run after work. I ended up parking in Altwalton as traffic was at a standstill, due to 2 lorry’s crashing. After an awkwardly painful start I started to loosen up. Still in pain but good pain, pain that I’d earned, it was all mine. Started to move better and feel ok, so decided to go further. Infact I head around the outside of Ferry meadows. As I passed a playground, I spotted Shaun. He was there with his 2 boys, so we had a good catch up. Then I head off, like an old man to start but soon loosen up again. Really enjoying it around the lakes tonight, not too busy and the sun is out. Great evening for a run. I drop down to the single-track back to Altwalton and stretch out. Still gridlocked on my way home, so took a while but got home in time for tea 👍.
Day 156 done 209 to go.
946.5 miles total.