It’s amazing to think that not so long ago, the mobile phone was seen first as a status symbol and then as a badge for the over-paid City types of the late 1980s, the so called Yuppies. People would say in a loud voice “I’m on the train!” To emphasise to their friends the fact that they were using a mobile phone. Who would have known back then, that in 2016, people have mobiles as a cheaper alternative to a landline!
So, today I’m not saying “I’m on the train” to brag about the fact that I can blog on the move (today, that’s primary school stuff), but to emphasise my excitement of being at this stage of my journey. Even 200 miles away in Wakefield station, the atmosphere is palpable; I bumped into a couple of fellow Heart Runners and excitement and nervousness is in the air.
All I have to do now (provided this train continues to be on time), is dump bags at the hotel and take a quick trip down the Central Line to ExCel to pick up my precious running number and chip. Crikey, they say that in marathon running the real achievement is reaching the start line and now I know what they mean! Up to now I haven’t blogged more than once in any one day but today I may well share a picture of my number when I get it.
“Then they said to him, ‘Please enquire of God to learn whether our journey will be successful.’ The priest answered them, ‘Go in peace. Your journey has the LORD’s approval.’” Judges 18:5-6 NIVUK