World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 20.0 km (Accumulated: 20249.0 km)
Elapsed time: 01:56:12
Start 10:40am. at blue rd.marker "N2-18, 4", ca. 80km S. of Mthatha on the N2 to Cape Town. 20c, oc. and l. wind. Finish 12:46pm. At blue rd.marker "N2-17, 53,4", ca. 120km N. of East London on the N2 to Cape Town. 24c and same.
Back running :-)
Although it was just a short stage of 20km today to make sure to ease back into the run and check everything was ok - it was still such a joy !
.. There is always a moment of doubt,a feeling deep in the stomack; when beeing on the road of the world runs and returning after a forced break. It was there when returning to remote areasin southern Tanzania to resume the run after an operation on the arm up in Dar Es Salaam. And it was there again this morning when Debbie from East Londow/Mthatha took me the 200km back to the start & meet w. my Transkei support-driver Kwenga, after 6 days of deep rest.
A Huge relief as the legs, spirit and not least joy of running is still there.
And much appreciation of the support I have had from friends and sponsors :-))
At the moment I still think that in the overall picture it will do the body good to rest proper after hopefully reaching Cape Town. Running the 20 000km has not been easy on body and soul, especially East Africa wich has been far more difficult than even running across Siberia in world run 1.
To my very pleasant surprise my main sponsor, Ecco, has opened a possibility that it may be an option to take on South and North America once I have had a long recover period to make sure its safe to continue.
But before such possibilities I would amongst other things be sure to take a good rest in Australia - thanking two people who has made a huge positive impact in getting me towards beeing the first person to run straight through Africa. And w. sponsors help perhaps later further :-)