Land’s End to John O’Groats Challenge Attempt Starts On 1st June 2017
I woke up this morning in terror about the Land’s End to John O’Groats run.
What in blind fuck had inspired me to go public with this idea? The anxiety this morning was incredible. I hadn’t felt anything like it since my ‘mouthing off whilst drunk’ days on social media.
There’s a realist in my head. The inner Protestant. A joyless angry man. He mocks me with shit like..
Give up on your dreams in this life and wait for the disco in Heaven with Jesus. He’ll play 5 of your favourite songs, let you meet up with the cat you terrorised as a child and that’ll be your lot before you hatch out of another hole in another galaxy.
Until then pretend that your DNA is not arbitrary business logic written by a drunken chieftain in the sky. Hump out a scaly one in your own image.
It can fuck off.
I’ve booked my hotel in Land’s End.
My start date is the 1st June. Dunno where I’m gonna aim for on that first day. Gotta make it easily achievable so I don’t fall at the first hurdle like some kind of fat horse.
This could either be the best experience ever or rape on stilts.
Thanks to everyone who has submitted feedback about what I should bring. I’m gonna stick with 5 shirts and 5 pairs of shorts, a jacket and my toothbrush amongst other things. I can always pick up more kit as I go if I’m missing anything.
I’ve ran home every night from work with the same backpack I’m gonna be using and it’s perfect. I’m certain I can get through this if I keep aiming myself northwards. Gotta start easy and ease my way into it. Once my confidence grows I’ll put in longer days and just see how my body deals with it.
The key is to try to enjoy every day and view it as a privilege because it is a fucking privilege and it’s time to make the most of my life.
I got my start time for London 2 Brighton and I’m pissed off as it’s 2 hours later than I’d hoped for. I had everything planned out so I’m gonna see if they can move me back to 6:30am. They’ve always started me at the time I’ve requested so I don’t know what’s up this time. Should get it sorted. I don’t want to rush. If I don’t finish London 2 Brighton then that’ll be my 3rd consecutive DNF in a 100k+ which I’m not gonna let happen.
Running has been a lot more fun recently. I think I’ve recovered properly from the disappointment of the Isle of Wight Challenge and I’ve gotta keep moving forward. Need to keep creating good memories so that all of the negativity is swamped out. I want to let the sunshine in you cunts.
Lived in fear and hate for way too long.
I’m up for high japes on my end to end run. I’m gonna buy myself some wigs instead of a hat.