Mid-life Crisis

Posted: January 15, 2014 in Janathon, running
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Janathon – trying to exercise and write a blog post everyday in January can sometimes seem a bit of a metaphor for life.  Some days it seems very easy.  It just happens.  It’s fun. You discover new things. You may have worked hard, but at the end of the day you feel content with what you have achieved.

Other days, it feels like you’re constantly running up hills. In the mud.  And sometimes slipping onto your arse.

Today was one of those days.

Except it was only partially metaphorical.

I repeatedly ran up a hill 8 times – covering a mile in total (but that includes the careful walk downhill too).

It was this hill again…
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…but wetter today.

The route map is particularly dull…possibly the least interesting thing you will see today… and let’s face it…route maps are pretty much the most boring thing in the bloggersphere anyway…
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On the plus side, I wore a pair of Kalenji (Decathlon own brand) trail shoes.
I don’t really have the first clue about trail shoes but I felt they gave me grip/comfort/control and most importantly… I could afford them.
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Comments
  1. I feel your pain. Some days we are in the flow and sometimes not! But at least you did it.

  2. madhat2014 says:

    How long and steep is the hill. I do hillwork occasionally … but we don’t think we have hills like this in our parts … so it’s more like ‘slight-incline-work’ for me. 🙂

  3. I think your map has a certain artistic quality,esespecially with the pace colours!

  4. fitflo says:

    Wow – great work, and very illuminating thankyou!

  5. Very pretty route map! Hill work must be a killer

  6. dadoorunrun says:

    I love that route map. Frame it and put it in the Tate Modern

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