2 Days Until The 100K And I’m Running Garminless For The First Time Since December 2010.
I am definitely not running this 100k with a Garmin.
It will be the only race I have ever started without a watch. The truth is I’m a fucking GPS addict. Every single run I have went on since December 2010 has been with one. It is maybe a little unhealthy.
I stare down at my watch only slightly less regularly than I do with the readout of a treadmill but that’s not saying much as I stare down at the treadmill every few seconds!
I think a watch would be very distracting to me in this situation. I just need to focus on moving forward to Brighton. I will pack myself some truffles and a few cans of Jack Daniels and Coke for the finishing at Brighton racecourse to inspire me on to glory.
Maybe a few Cheestrings too for the memory.
I will stay around for a while in Brighton. I do love the place and how relaxed it is. We are off for the Bank Holiday on Monday so I won’t come back to London until late Monday.
I really need to fucking relax.
I looked in the mirror for the first time properly in a month and I have got dark rings under my eyes that are sunken as hell. The stress of the race and living in temporary accommodation is taking its toll but at least it is making the book more entertaining.
I’m still alive and kicking though and really proud I managed a 40 mile week out of absolutely nothing last week.
I’ve still got my fight which is all I need and my mind will surely follow.
I think my next move is to find somewhere to stay in Greenwich until the Autumn. I will reactivate my Pure Gym membership and run around the park by morning and/or night. I have loved this place since the first time I came here in my 2nd week in London.
I want to go back to the days of running sub 50 minute 10k’s and feeling excited!
My body gave me a ‘you have not ran in a while’ warning last night. I dreamt that I was running around the Knockagh in Carrickfergus and when I hit the top of the hill I got enveloped by a violent thunderstorm. The electricity from the cloud set my brain on fire and I could see television channels broadcast from distant galaxies and they were full of the same awful puerile shit we get on earth.
It was very depressing as it made me realise that we are all very lonely in this Universe even if we aren’t alone.