10K-a-day Day 7: Morning Person

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When I tell people what time I get up in the morning when I am going for an early morning run, I get some very strange looks!  Some people think I am stark-raving mad, and others simply ask WHY?

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When you see some of the photos I took this morning, maybe you will understand.  I see some amazing sites that makes the whole thing worth while.  Be it the mirror calm waters of the canal with the mist hovering majestically above, or the deer I encountered a few days ago (and lots of rabbits).  I was so enjoying myself this morning that I took a bit of a detour along the lakeside of St Aidans and extended my 10K to 8 miles.

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In other news some medals arrived yesterday.  One of the things that keeps me motivated is the Awesome Virtual Running Events challenges.  Each month you run (either on your own or shared within a group) 100 miles and for your efforts you get one of the best medals in the business.  Last month there was even a bonus medal.  The challenge even comes with an amazingly supportive facebook group and I can honestly say you would be hard pushed to find another group which is so motivational.  One of the things I am trying this year is to enter every month, i.e. do at least 100 every month of 2019 (something I have never done before).  With my 10K-a-day challenge in June I might reach 200 this month.

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“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”  Genesis 1:1-2 NIV

Richard is running 10K every day during June, to raise money for a public access defibrillator to be situated at Rothwell Baptist Church.  To sponsor him and make a donation, please visit his Just Giving Page.

Author: MarathonMannUK

Deacon at Rothwell Baptist Church, IT Solutions Architect at Fujitsu, Distance Runner with Rodillian Runners. Expect blogs on all of these themes!

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