Posted: 25/08/2015 at 17:38
Aws- indeed, quite meditative.
- what, branches of theology? You're thinking of priests and vicars who get a house along with their appointment?
Then of course there are monks, of whom someone said "The pay is abysmal but the job security is unparallelled and the rewards are out of this world".
Today's run was a 10km "progression" run, - 2km warm-up, 6 km accelerating, 2 km cool-down. Had a dramatic moment in the very first km, when I went flying. I was running along an uneven cinder track, not really the best of surfaces to go flying on. My right knee and both hands took the worst of it. Having got to my feet and ascertained that my glasses weren't broken (they had flown off my face) and all limbs and joints were still working, I decided to ignore the blood and carry on with the run. Completed it successfully, with the middle 6 km accomplished (accelerating from 7m 21s for the first of the 6, to 6m 53s for the last), drove home and inspected the damage. Knee looked awful and was still bleeding, but is now thoroughly washed and plastered and I have spent a very quiet afternoon. A new pain has made itself felt, on my right side, not far below the arm-pit. Hurts when I cough, and when I try to lift something above a certain level with my right hand.
Run was dry but overcast during the first half, then it started to rain, then rained heavily, and has carried on ever since.