When I am on holiday, especially if it’s just for a week, I find that in no time at all it’s half way through and there are fewer days left than have passed. Then before I know it, I am looking at the notice board for the departure time of the return home and planning what I can do on the last day to make the most of it. In a running race it’s not like that. When you have one mile left it doesn’t go quickly because time itself seems to slow down as you approach the end and the distance left extends itself out in front of you.
There are now just 4 days of my 10K-a-day challenge and it seems that this last week has already lasted too long. As time goes on I have realised that 10K is actually an awful long way; further than 6 miles, quite a bit further I have discovered. Once you have done 6 miles there is the best part of a running track lap to go!
Using the canals near where I live, it’s quite difficult to run any exact distance as a round trip and the best way to do exactly 10K is an out and back. But man, you have to go a long way to reach that 5K point! Never mind though because today is the first dry afternoon for quite some time and so at least I didn’t get wet.
Just 4 more 10Ks to go!
“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
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.