The year started so well, running further and faster than I had in years. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to me, I’d picked up a stress fracture in my left shin in December 2018. I continued running until a swelling finally got painful enough to warrant finding out what was going on in July and that’s when I stopped running and reduced my walking. And that’s how I spent the rest of my year, waiting, frustrated.
My best year of running; long runs on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday with a swim Thursday afternoon. Although I’ve never reached the same mileage I’ve run faster and for longer in a single go since.
The year of the commute. Began the year with a short term contract at Rocket Base in Worthing, spending more time on the bus and train than I did working. Later I started part-time at Intermedia which was based in Braishfield; a 35 mile round trip when I didn’t own a car, many thanks to my parents. Also discovered Wainwright which gave me something to aim for when in the Lake District.
Last year of University when I started tracking my distances using Google Earth and Maps to calculate everything (no Fitbit back then). Coincidentally the 1.2 mile per day average was the distance from where I lived to the University campus. Many days I didn’t even leave the house. I only started tracking from part way through the year.