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Distance today: 49.0 km (Accumulated: 12273.8 km)
Elapsed time: 05:08:37
Start 09:07am., at "Goh Hotel" in Chilga/Aykel, on the main road towards Gondar. 20c, clear and l. wind. Finish 15:12pm., inAzoso at intersection of the main road towards Gondar and the main road to Addis Abeba. 28c, white cumulus clouds and same.
After a few days where running and pushing the stroller on dust/rock/stone roads at high altitude meant that my body had simply stopped to recover from one day to the next -feared it was malaria, but am fairly sure its just staying 'over the limit' too long - I today had a day where running again was the pure Joy it shouldbe:
running up and down over mountainpasses, seeing brown farmfields and strawhuts below, the blue sky and circling eagles above. Thinking about people that mean all to me :-)
On the stage I had again good support by my young Ethiopian team from Baia Dar; Salomon, Taiij and Alex'. They do all they can to motivate me and carries the stroller conveniently in their rented mini-bus.
What a difference to beeing alone out on the roads !!
At the moment its the last days of the fasting time in Ethiopia; they prepare for Easter by strictly observing a "no meat" diet untill Easter celebration.
I havent been able to find any meat except the friendly people I met in Shendi and the delicious and Huge meal I was invited to by my teams family in Gondar ! Who understood about the run and prepared some v. tastefull meat for me, as an exception to the faste ! THANKS :-))
It mens a lot to the recovery-rate as Im not very used to vegetarian food and thus didnt find enough protein to avoid injuries to develop and recovery to slow down to a halt up here in the altitude ofthe highlands.
I have given the situation some thourght: tomorrow the team goes back to Baia Dar as the finances are limited at the moment. I know thebody needs still 4-5 days to recover to full strength. At best I should stay put and rest but that would disagree too much w. me ;-) Instead I take onestationary 10km day tomorrow and then a series of easy short days w. the stroller. If I calculate right this should be sufficient to recover the injuries especially to ancles and achilles tendons from the v. uneaven rock-road streatches. And.. give time to adapt to the altitude of the Ethiopian Highlands:-)