Heading To Brighton
I’m going to Brighton tomorrow for 3 days and I’m watching Road House starring Patrick Swayze tonight. My life is more Rock N Roll than yours.
I’m a bit bored of running in London. Or least in my area. I’m always uptight running in the hood. I’m hoping to relax a little in Brighton along the seafront. Maybe make some friends with the seagulls whilst feeding them chips.
I’m in between contracts and I’m laid back and don’t have to start looking so I’m not. I’m a lazy bastard I guess. Not interested in owning everything that everyone owns. Possessions weigh me down. You own a microwave until it owns you. You work a job until it works you.
I don’t really know what my next step is. The last contract went well so I’m on a high. Just gotta keep picking ones where I can work and get a result. It’s not always that easy.
In London I have my clothes, toiletries, laptop, monitor, guitar and an amp. It means I can move anywhere I want to in an instant but at the same time I’d like to settle down a little bit. I could live in somewhere like Brighton but it’d mean taking a permanent job and they are in short supply on the south coast.
I’m getting too old to live in shared housing. I don’t have the energy to pretend to be sociable with housemates so I just do my The Silent Man act. I always look like I’m in hurry to get somewhere except when I’m running. I try not to offend anyone with my sweat so I have Glade plugins installed in most of the outlets and emergency cans of Aldi own brand antiperspirant everywhere.
I ran 10k tonight and it was far enough I guess. Not far off my 80k target now. I’m well past the 200 mile target for March now too which is what I always aim for as a minimum these days. I’ve ran 16 consecutive 200+ mile months.
Some old Jamaican lady shouted ‘BOY! IT’S NOT THE WEATHER FOR THIS!’ as I was on the home straight tonight. I had to check my pants to see if anything was hanging out as what she said seemed a little strange…14C is fucking mild weather for Tottenham.
I’ll head down to Brighton by dinner time tomorrow and try to be openminded about it all. I need some time away from everything to renew my outlook on shit.