#Janathon Day 14: Distorted Perspectives

It’s a curious thing, running at night on an unlit path: once you’ve worked out where you’re going and your eyes have adjusted to the dark, the world taken on a detached, surreal quality. Your sense of speed gets distorted and you really feel like you’re flying along. I’ve experienced the same phenomenon in the car… I’m enjoying zooming about, only to discover that I’m pootling along the M6 at 45 mph. Perhaps it’s because your peripheral vision is shrouded in darkness and your visibility is a maximum of ten feet…

Your brain tries to make sense of the shapes ahead as you run into the night. Is it a tree, a bridge, or a psychopath with a machete???

It’s a job keeping a grip on reality as the brain sees random things dancing in the shadows… Typically it’s cyclists with no lights, teenager’s smoking joints, or fishermen setting up for a night away from the wife… but generally I don’t expect to see anyone in my run-based Salvador Dali painting… and very peaceful it was too, until I crashed into a secretive couple snogging in the bushes. Sorry about that…

Runkeeper

Janathon 2014 Stats
Total Miles = 84.96
Total KM = 136.73
Total Calories = 10,431
Average Per Day = 6.07

Equivalents
Greggs Steak Bakes = 21.3
Bottles of Jim Beam = 6.7
Days Worth Calories = 5.2
Journeys to Work = 6.11

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About Trenthamfolk

Marathon Runner, Optimist, Joie de vivre…
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2 Responses to #Janathon Day 14: Distorted Perspectives

  1. winsometahn says:

    You’re braver than I, although the only unlit route I can think of would probably result with me swimming in the canal!

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