When I go running in the early morning the first part of my routine is to go into the bathroom and pop in my contact lenses. The thing to remember here is that I wear a mixed prescription, the left eye having a reading lens and the right a distance lens. This combination works surprisingly well. This morning I got out of bed at around 4:40 and left the house at around 5:00.
As I was running down the street I noticed that my vision was blurred but I wasn’t too concerned because it sometimes takes a little while for contacts to bed in. It was also quite misty so I thought I could still see my way so wasn’t too worried.
It was a pleasant morning run through the countryside with stunning mist hovering over the fields. It is one of the benefits of the early morning run that you get to see stuff like this.
Later on it got quite warm so I am rather glad I didn’t need to go running this evening.
When I did get home and looked at the packets my contact lenses came from, I realised my mistake. I was wearing reading lenses in both eyes so I could see my running watch and phone perfectly, but struggled taking in the view. I won’t be making that mistake again.
“‘Look at the nations and watch – and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”
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.