Life Is Actually Enjoyable Now Cunts
I’m still living in London. I’ve decided against the Airbnb route from now on as my last host passed comment on my chocolate eating. I could have understood if I’d been getting it on her sheets but she was seriously just passing comment on the wrappers in my bin which was a little bit intrusive.
Airbnb’s are shit. They cost £600 to £800 a month in London and you end up living as someone’s surrogate son in a fucking council house in Zone 4. Then you get reviewed at the end for your performance. Fuck that. Everyone just reviews me as “Matt is quiet”. No shit there. I never talk or use kitchens as that stuff pains me.
I’ve worked out that for between £800 to £1200 a month I can live in hotels. That’s what I’ve been doing. £1000 a month sounds like a lot if you don’t live in London but that’s what a shitty bedsit costs in Tottenham.
1 star is fine by me. I can do 3 star hotels but that involves living at airports. It’s about £230-250 a week at Heathrow. Costs more when you factor in the transport costs but fuck it. I’m living out of my LEJOG bag. I only have 1 pair of shoes, 5 shirts, 3 pairs of jeans, underwear, laptop, chargers and toiletries. I typically check out of a hotel on a Saturday and just move over across the City and then checkin to my new place, find a laundrette and get everything washed and then run.
I have a desk to work from, a TV and somewhere to place my clothes. I no longer live in a fucking kitchen.
I get to explore more of London because I’m constantly moving about. I forgot how much I loved this when I first moved here. I thought I just enjoyed the chaos of being drunk all the time but I definitely have that wanderlust shit.
I’m hoping to fly out to Portugal early in the New Year to do the Historical Trail. I ran 200 miles last month for the first time since August so I’m getting back to my old self again. Running 200 miles this month will be harder as I’m suffering from a chest infection at the moment but the aim is to just go as long as possible and see what happens.
See you next time cunts.