Day 27 of The MAD Challenge was better than Day 26 from the very start. Whilst the ground was wet outside it wasn’t raining. The air was fresh, the sun was soon to rise but I was dry.
Day 26 of The MAD Challenge and I guess my luck has run out. Until now, apart from Day 1, every mile I have covered has been in dry conditions. Not today.
As I’ve explained in earlier days, rain is forecast all week here in London and it has certainly been raining. Thankfully on Monday and Tuesday my mile a day outings have been just before the downpours.
Day 25 of The MAD Challenge and the countdown is most definitely on towards the end of the month. As I enjoy the varied sights and sounds of London I’m greeted with darkness for my morning miles.
Today’s start was again in darkness but thankfully it was dry. There was a lot of heavy rain throughout yesterday, yet again I was fortunate enough to be greeted with a dry morning. It appeared as though we’d been without rain for most of the night.
Day 24 of The MAD Challenge begins in west London. I’m down here for the week so have to become accustomed to my new environment.
Weather predictions are for heavy rain for most of the week, which doesn’t fill me with much confidence.
Day 23 of The MAD Challenge began with the realisation that I hadn’t taken any pain relief prior to going to bed last night. After completing the mile a day challenge yesterday morning, I walked maybe 2-3 miles during the day as well whilst I was out.
Admittedly yesterday the pain relief made it much easier to complete this so I had that to compare to this morning.
Day 22 of The MAD Challenge and I am home again after my exploits in Norway.
The journey back involved 2 flights. This in itself is not so bad yet both flights involved me having to walk up and down long flights of stairs for each plane. One section involved a long walk down one set of stairs then an immediate walk up another set into the terminal. All whilst carrying luggage too.
I’ll have to keep Day 21 of The MAD Challenge brief. I’m about to check out of my Norwegian hotel and head to the airport so I have very little time.
Whilst my hip was painful yesterday morning it seemed to ease over the afternoon. To one point in the late afternoon I was moving more freely than I have in a week. I was beginning to become hopefully that recovery was well on the way.
On Day 20 of The MAD Challenge the first word that springs to my mind is “Ouch”. Yes, “Ouch” is definitely my word of the day.
When I woke up my left knee (that is the leg with the hip injury) felt quite stiff. I immediately wondered if my current walking technique, to overcome my injury, was potentially triggering new injuries such as in my knee.
As I begin Day 19 of The MAD Challenge I awoke with the effects of my first proper experience of cross training. However cross training for runners with an injury is maybe not a good idea. As I found out.
As I’ve researched online for advice on how to become a runner I’ve seen two messages shine through. They are:-
I said yesterday that as I now complete The MAD Challenge it is more about the speed of my recovery rather than the time I can cover a mile. This really came to the fore today, in Day 18 of The MAD Challenge.
Awaking early yet again I was looking to complete a lovely walk by the marina of Kristiansand just as the sun rises. The streets are virtually empty and the place is just idyllic. It even has some sand sculptures!