Today I ran for miles [One step closer to Glory]

Well only 6.1 of them. It seemed long enough at the time. Leg 4 of the Belfast Marathon (only leg 4 mind you). Running down the Shore Rd with the fog over Belfast Lough and then through an industrial estate with odd but enthusiastic DJ’s and bands playing 80s classics to encourage us along the way. It encouraged me to run further away from them anyhow.

The marathon is kind of a social event, several thousand, mostly unfit but enthusiastic white guys, pretending for the one day a year that they’re really fitness fanatics, with no doubt countless thousands raised for charitable causes (both meritorious and dubious). It is almost the only day that NI is guaranteed sunny weather, if only to make it seem like hell for Joe Average.

I enjoyed it, even if it sounds like I didn’t. I enjoyed the BBQ at Jenny and Jose’s afterwards much more, relaxing in the sun eating bacon and steak off the BBQ and reading the paper. It rarely gets better than this. I could be in NZ easy enough. Just about enough to keep me here.

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5 Responses to “Today I ran for miles [One step closer to Glory]”


  1. 1 Skeeno May 6, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    You ran past my office!!! Aw man, if I’d known I could’ve come out and mocked you within an inch of you life!

    Alas…

  2. 2 Nelly And I May 6, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    i could have stopped for a cup of tea then…

  3. 3 anna May 6, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    i did leg 4 yesterday too along with other thousands but i’m pretty sure it was only 5.3 miles… ah well, 6 sounds better đŸ™‚

  4. 4 Nelly And I May 6, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Aww feck… just checked it on the website and indeedy it was 5.3, serves me right for believing what people tell me… apologies for such shoddy journalism. If i’m honest it felt more like 20 anyhow! was feeling every step on the way down the stairs in work today.

  5. 5 Skeeno May 7, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Just checking to see if my avator has saved…


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