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: 40.0 km (Accumulated: 18666.8 km)
Elapsed time: 04:01:31
Start 09:45am. at entrypath to Guiruta village, ca. 420km N. of Maputo, on the EN1-hwy to Maputo. 24c, allm. o.c. and l. wind. Finish 16:02pm. At entrypath to unknown village (please see live-gps point), ca. 380km N. of Maputo, on the EN1-hwy to Maputo. 37c, humid, a few clouds and same.
Christmas running calender, day 5:
One of the perhaps less obvious joys of running is the way it lets you get an intense & different experinse
of Culture - Jogging through your hometown by night, through quiet farmlands, metropols or across the continents..
Some of my best runs ever has been those late-night training runs through Copenhagen preparing for a championship or ultrarace. Or just enjoying taking in a different view of the city than I\'d else get in an ordinarry day.
But also now, once again on a run around the world, the special way of experiensing the cultures - wich appears so Different from how they look in the 5min.-headlines, no matter wich continent is in focus ! If it was only for the physical part of running I could do with 1 run; but the different micro-way of experiencing the cultures step by step in their daily life scenarios makes it too tempting to experience the N. - S. part of the world this way (as the E. - W. in the first run).
- And to see if the experiense of the 1. run holds: That in the News headlines the world looks 95pct. made up of troublezones and partly hostile cultures or potential diseaster areas and 5pct. peacefull (usually your own region,no matter where you live ;-) While the experience running straight across the continens in the first run was less than 1pct. hostilities (None in fact !) - and 99pct. amazing friendship and helpfullness despite very different cultures and daily lives than mine !
With a political science background, there is ofcourse also a big amount of academic couriosity/interest in contrasting theories of international politics & post modern sociology w. how the \"world\" functions and interacts when seen from street-level :-)
Perhaps the biggest positive contrast so far in this 2. run is the way the muslim contries appear when running through them. I rarely experiensed so much friendship, couriosity, helpfullness and just everyday-kindness (both person to person and in official matters - a pity that this is rarely the cultural image we get from main media !). Even Sudan where I as danish citizen should have been at risk, I fealt more wellcome and safe than many other regions !
- try running through your city or town late at night; through the areas you may never else come, the rich and the poor, the industry and the suburbs.
If you See & Listen, I think you may experiense a new side of where you live :-)