World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 20.0 km (Accumulated: 6682.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:03:11
Country: Middle East
Start 14:42pm., at hotel Altinel, in Ankara.
10c, allmost overcast and l. wind. Finish 16:50pm. At hotel Altinel in Ankara.10c and same. Nb: gps didnt work fully in city core; please see pic for documentation backup.
A short jog to keep the run non-stop while we stock up onsupplies.
There could be a little drama underway as Sarah was considering stopping due to low motivation - Its been a while we have been running now and a run like this is by far more difficult to handle mentally than physically.
I will do all I can to support and motivate her, but I respect and know how hard a battle she is struggeling with right now. Once you get the idea of looking into flighttables homebound its an extreme uphill to do the daily 4-8h. of running (basically its the kind of thourght you need to avoid those years you run !). We agreed to run forward to Konya, ca. 5days away, but I feel the chance that she returns home then is 90percent ! Atleast we can enjoy the last days together :-)
PS: She is strong and un-injured but once you cant find a good reason or reasons to run its harder than hard to face these challenges. I guess its part of what facinates us as ultrarunners no matter if its 100k, 24h., 6days or 1lap: the body is build to endure it, but can we as modern humans handle it mentally/spiritually/philosophically ?
.. Endlessness is a tough opponent to wrestle. Yet each human does it every day :-)