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Day 22 - A frustrating end to a brilliant day

Atwick - Filey 47.5 km (807.5 km done)

Start Time - 9.10 am

Finish Time - 5.05 pm

Moving time - 6 hours 39 mins


Garmin Temperatures

Average - 24 C

Min - 20 C

Max - 31 C


Support runners today

Lisa Cockcroft


I have left this very late today so apologies for the short post today.


The current trend is for the mileage to be about 2 km higher than planned, usually due to diverting around something or taking a detour. Today was no different, but the diversion came at the end of the day about 7km from the end and for some reason today the detour got to me. I got into real funk and by the end of the day I was feeling really quite frustrated and low. I'm not sure what got to me today. I think I was so looking forward to a shorter day and so the extra distance at the end just got to me. This made me forget all the positives of the day. It is so easy for us to focus on what went wrong in a day rather than what went right. John had to help me on the good things that had happened, and there were loads, it was a really good day with some stunning views.


I got to run with Lisa this morning, who told me how running had changed her life and how she had met so many like minded people through running. It was great to hear about her running journey. Good luck with Endure24 next weekend Lisa I hope you reach your 100 mile target.


I ran through the RSPB area at Bempton Cliffs and was greeted by a group of people in a semi circle around what turned out to be a Peregrine Falcon. Good job I did not just run straight through and paused to see what was going on.


Then as I was coming down from the cliffs there were two visions in lycra sitting in a field. I was greeted by Chris and Kev, who had climbed barbed wire fences and ridden across fields on carbon road bikes to come and see me.


It took John to remind me of these positives when I finished the day. It seems to me that there is something very powerful in writing or just remembering what went right or what positives happened each day.

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