So my blog is going to take on a bit of a challenge for the next however long, as I try to cope with life during lockdown. Restrictions might be lifting, but it still feels like we’re a long way from normality resuming. So, inspired by Run Geordie Run’s escapades in 2011, I’m going to try and replicate his run across America, albeit virtually.
I’ll head out for a run as many times a week as I can, and we’ll plot the miles onto Google Maps, from the West coast to the East. I’ll talk you through where we’ve run, what’s there, and we’ll try and have a bit of fun along the way. As far as I’m aware though, a lot of America consists of nothing, so there could be some pretty boring days – we’ll just see how it pans out, eh? I’m sure there’ll be plenty to keep us occupied.
Also, I’ve not really worked out the best way to get there, or really sorted an end point yet, other than “probably” somewhere around New York. I’m going to start off on Venice Pier, Los Angeles though. It’s where one of my favourite films, Falling Down, comes to its conclusion, so feels as apt a place as any to start.
I’m not really doing this for charity, it’s purely to keep myself entertained and to relieve a bit of boredom. If you’ve enjoyed this at any point and want to donate to a cause, then the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation is as good as any other recipient.