B200 – THIS HAS BEEN A MASSIVE DAY!!! 200 DAYS CONTINUOUSLY!!!!!!

this is my 200th blog post, 200. thats how many days Ive done this in a row without a day off, thats at least 600 edited photos (some days I post more if its been a good day) and that with an average of 350 words per day thats a total of 70,000 words!! how many words is a distinction again, I cant remember? but I think its fair to say even though Ive written roughly 70,000 words, those people with a degree are still probably smarter than me.

When I first started this blog post challenge I was always thinking what I would do when I got to the 200 post mark, and for ages I thought I would have a cake and launch some fire works out of it or something, I definitely didn’t think I would be working in America and writing this post in Florida, I only really remembered that it was the 200 mark, yesterday when I saw it was B199.

Now this is a bit of a double celebration, because since I injured my leg 164 days ago, running a half marathon where completely screwed the tendon that connects my quad to my hip and basically had to learn how to use that leg again, I’ve been on a diet of burgers, pizza and beer. Well today was the end to that era and because I got up early and ran 5 miles before work. My time 45:13, which is an OK time but as Amy says its not about the timings at the moment, its just about getting back to how I was but Im pretty happy with the time and comparing it to my fastest 5 miles, Ive only got to shave like 2 minutes per mile off my time, which is completely do able.

The way I celebrated my success at reaching 200 post and running 5 miles was by doing the best thing anyone can ever do after running in 23 degree heat and thats by jumping in a cold pool straight after, our hotel has a pool and well, theres nothing like that feeling, made better by the fact I ran in some old trainers where my toe pokes out the end. so taking them off by the pool was probably the highlight, my feet where dead, but in a good way, they deserved every second of pool time.

Im now eager to get back out running but know that I need to take it slow, but I think if I set myself a goal of running 10 miles a week for the next month or so and then see how I feel after that, plus a few physo sessions in between, I should be OK.

Anyway heres some photos from my run today! todays been a good day, because it feels like I have completed two massive personal goals Ive had for a long time! and in a pretty cool part of the world!

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– Left: my person best – right: my time today, ok for a first proper distance run since my injury –
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– this photo was taken from inside the pool because I can and it felt right, those £45 trainers have done me well and still have a few miles left in them –
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– nothing beats the early morning sun –
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– run past this, seeing old classic american cars in this state always makes me want to buy one and restore it – 

B062 –

at the moment its 7:30 in the morning on saturday and im on a train, doing this post. 2 coffees down and about to dig into my breakfast. its weird doing something like this, because obviously there is zero money involved, apart from me getting excited about camera gear and spunking all my money. but this is slowly becoming just a normal part of my day, take some pictures of things a like then post them, it makes my days feel like 10 times more productive. not sure if the photos or writing is improving but im not too fussed, its just something fun todo each day other than just working and drinking. this is my Saturday morning reflection session over.

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– the decision on which one you go for isnt easy –
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– something out of oliver twist –
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– line after line –