I’m Totally Not Dead
I’m totally not dead. And the cunt who spread the rumour that I was dead after being blown away in that storm from my last post is a cunt. I’d just ran out of things to write about.
I hope you’re not dead too.
I’m back home partly because of COVID but mainly because I couldn’t stand living in hotels anymore. I had my own house here at the bottom of the hills and I’m paying about 1/3 of the rent I’d be paying in London but still working for London-based companies remotely. It’s a great happy medium.
If you want to be worried about how bad this epidemic is – I’ve started to cook. I can do stir fry and pasta and for dessert I often have ghetto crepes which involves taking a wrap, covering it in Nutella, folding it into 4 and fucking it into the toaster and praying that it doesn’t go Nagasaki. A family-friendly treat for all.
I spent February in Prague and my goal was to run loads then but unfortunately I was struck down with fever, fatigue, cough and chest pains. My running fell off a cliff then and I’ve spent the time since then getting back into it. I think it was Coronavirus but can’t be sure. The week after it I tried to run on the Elbe Cycle Path for 100 miles over a few days but it was just too much. Lungs were killing me. Felt like I had popcorn inside them. Got to the Czech Border and called it quits.
Ever since then I’ve been trying to get back on track. I started off with a low base of 20 miles and over the last 12 weeks I’ve been running more every single week. Most of the time it’s just 1km extra but it’s helped me keep focused in moving forward. I’ve tried not to worry about running huge distances and focused on improving week by week. It’s worked.
I’ve been coping with Corona anxiety by eating everything in the house. To try to combat this I’m going to spend the next 38 days talking about my LEJOG attempt that started 3 years ago tomorrow day by day and also note what I’m eating in an attempt to try to get back into shape.
I tried to do a blog when I was running LEJOG but it wasn’t very good as it’s difficult to run, write, eat, drink and shit all at the same time. I was also uploading the runs in fragments.
I’ve spent today piecing them together into days and uploading them to relive.cc so that it’s a bit easier to see where I went.
This will probably look a little self-indulgent but it honestly helps me to remember what I can do if I put my mind to something. In these times we all need something positive to concentrate on.