Music For The Road
I’ve got the best music setup for my run now.
I bought one of these bastards. It’s a wireless speaker set that packs a massive bastard of a punch in terms of bass and it weighs only a pound.
I can sync my phone via bluetooth to the speakers and then control the music with my Fenix 3. The speakers are so loud for the size and best of all they fit into my race belt along with my wallet, phone and lube.
It will be fun to see how many sheep I can offend with the noise in Cornwall.
I ran home with the speakers tonight and they are so easy to control. This could keep me inspired and entertained for a good duration of the jog. Tonight’s run back from work seemed to be a lot easier because of the music.
I can’t wait to blast music when I’m in the middle of nowhere and feeling uninspired.
I ordered a new power bank for the journey. This one weighs a lot less than my current brick and it holds enough power to charge my phone a few times. I won’t need any more power than that as I’ll be staying in Airbnb’s and cheap hotels by night. I can recharge all my shit then.
Been watching Lands End to John O’Groats videos for inspiration. The guy Dan in this video ran it in under 30 days whilst carrying a 20kg rucksack. Impressive. I don’t know how people can run this and camp at the same time with all their gear on their back. Takes a special kind of nutter.
I’m feeling quite positive now.
I will complete this trek if my run streak remains intact. If I do 5km a day then I’d still get there (albeit not before 2030) . I don’t want to take too long over it but at the same time I don’t wanna feel like I’m rushing it.
The ultimate inspiration for this trip was the original Eddie Izard Marathon Man series. Lots of runners criticised him for taking over 10 hours for some of his marathons but for me it didn’t matter. He wasn’t running before he started that program, yet he somehow managed to run 27 back to back marathons. That’s an amazing achievement especially when you consider the alternative for him was sitting around doing nothing.
Life became so much easier for me once I stopped focusing on living up to the expectations of others. Instead, I compare myself to how I’ve been in the past and how I could be in the future if I let slip shit and it drives me on.