• Tom Crossland

Day 41 - Recuperation and resetting

After the past couple of days it has been great to be able to rest and recuperate at Rob Wilby's home (my long term coach) and I now feel recovered and ready to get back on the road tomorrow. I am now very comfortable with my decision to start in Flint as originally planned and not to try and make up the 'lost' days. I think had it been one day I could have rejigged things enough to get back on track, but two days just feels too much to make up in the time allocated to the project. I am still feeling cautious about tomorrow and will try to take the next two days easy. I will be focussing even more of eating and drinking enough.

It has been a very relaxing day, since I had started the admin that needed doing yesterday and so there was little for me to do. A real treat today, was having lunch with my parents and Steve (my new driver). It was great to see my parents. It felt like a brief moment of normality in the mid of my abnormal life right now. I also got to see Bex yesterday, and although I was not at my best. It was the best recharge I could have asked for. I am very mindful that being 'left behind' must be extremely emotionally hard. I am out here doing my thing. Having my adventure. However, Bex is back home keeping life going. Looking after Bolt, making sure the lights stay on at home, whilst also ensuring any admin that can be done remotely is coordinated and organised.

This is also a good time to mention that Bex is organising the finish line celebrations at Kidmore End Cricket Club on 28 August. It would be great to see as many people as possible at the finish line - please see this link for more information and let us know if you'd like to come along. I am also hoping that a few runners might want to join me for the whole day from Eton to Gallowstree Common or might join me along the route (here is the link for the whole day run). Saying this I am trying not to think about the finish quite yet, there is still a very long way to go and much could happen between now and then.

Tomorrow is only 42 km long so should be a fun shout day to be back on.the

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