By Jamie Hill
Fat Joke #65 - You're so fat that your belt got mistaken for the equator.
I went for 8.62 kilometres this morning. That's the longest I've ever run. Well when I say run I mean I walked for 2.8 kilometres of it which was the 1.4km walk to the cycle track and back.
Anyway, it still means I ran for 5.82 kilometres (which is still the longest I've ever run). If I had gone another 700 metres and back along the cycle track I would have achieved my 10,000 metre total goal, which is only a week away now.
My normal run is 5km and that includes the 400 metre walk to the common and back so I normally only run for 4.2km of it.
So, I'm quite pleased with myself. Smug might be the best way to describe it.
This time on my recce I actually turned in the right direction of the cycle track and it's everything I imagined it to be. Flat, being the operative word. It's perfect for the 10,000 metre challenge.
It was really peaceful. For about a hundred metres I had a rabbit running in front of me. It was obviously running away from me and was too stupefied to turn right or left but in my head it was like a Disney critter running with me to help me on my run.
The cycle track between Marlborough and Swindon is really beautiful. My run took me to beyond Ogbourne St Andrew and back and it was a perfect morning for it.
I found the run alright as well. I know I'm going to feel it tomorrow. But I think it helped that it was flat.
Right, tomorrow is my weekly weigh-in and I've promised myself that I won't lose it if haven't lost it. 'It' being the weight (obviously).
Only a week to go until my Mo Farah type challenge and for the first time I think that I'm going to be able to do it.
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