Skip to content
Advertisements

Juneathon day 11: sun (and insects)

June 11, 2010

I’ve been off the wagon for a couple of days. A combination of having a social life and tiresome journeys back from London have prevented me from getting out and about. So, with the Friday clearing of the skies, summer warmth finally shining through, I took the opportunity to have an after-work run.

Abingdon's riverside

The Thames flowing through Abingdon in the summer evening

Despite the recent rains, I set out for the river. Muddy banks weren’t in evidence, which was nice, but mosquitoes were. Sure, I can bear being bitten, but when running I seem to find myself increasingly absorbing insects through my eyes and mouth. Which poses a moral quandary for a vegetarian: is it murder? Is it suicide? Am I okay with that?

Actually, a more pressing need is usually to blink out the wretched beast, or to cough and hack up anything that’s rattling round my throat. Too many insects and you just start to look a bit mad, really.

Still, back on the wagon, with a steady 12.5km under my belt and legs suitably refreshed for tomorrow’s race.

Advertisements
No comments yet

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: