It would have been nice to lie in with a cup of tea and the latest omnibus edition of The Archers but unfortunately I have about 200 tube stations to visit over the next 30 days.
Still, if you have to follow any tube line on a gloomy wet morning, it may as well be a pink one.
I took the Hammersmith and City line and Central line (due to closures) as far as Mile End, the most easterly point in my challenge, and immediately regretted cutting my tube map beyond Liverpool Street. It’s a pretty grim area, not the sort of place you want to loiter for long, not that the garmin pays any attention to mugging fears.
I start running along a huge long road until I reach Stepney Green and pass a man rubbing himself up against a wall. This is not improving my appreciation of the area one bit.
The world brightens a bit as you approach Aldgate East and gets positively exciting around Liverpool Street, although its also associated with a GPS black hole and I spend about 50 mins wandering around in circles hoping to stumble upon Moorgate.
I get bored of running up and down the same street so opt for walking up and down the same street until I finally give up by Kings Cross and hop on the tube home.
I accidentally forget to switch off sports tracker which is fortunate as it boosts my pace to an acceptable level.
Salomon XT Wings Challenge
9 Tube Stations
Sports Tracker map with photos.
15 Tube Stations
Warriorwoman vs Jogblog 100m Challenge Combo
9.4 miles total