World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 0.0 km (Accumulated: 27401.0 km)
Elapsed time: 00:00:00
An enjoyable stage yesterday ended in a fever-extravaganza' as I overnight had one of highest fevers I can remember; the full 'works' with cold-chills, a bit of cramping of hand and leg muscles and all food&water beeing returned about as fast as it got digested. Not so good.
At first I had hoped to be ready to resume the run in the late afternoon when the inside and outside temperature had gone down; but by 4pm. it was still enough exercise to get from one side of the bed to the other.
Thus it would be unsafe to run with this strong a fever (sometimes it seems to speed up the recovery to run if its only a light fever). So most day went partly awake trying to get better and pondering that this more or less was the hardest dayI had had during the world runs - I was also a bit hit by fever & tropical diseases when running through Africa; but the difference was that I back thendidnt know that it was going to last for months while running through the equatorial areas. This time... I recognize the sympthoms, know that there is about 4000km of tropical running ahead and 27 000km in the legs. Not a wildly optimistic day ;- )
But after dwelling on these considerations for a whileatleast the fever got low enough to move about and Pali took me to look at some nearby geometrical figures & geoglyphs about 800y. older than the Nasca lines and only discovered by locals recently - it turned out some of them was only partly uncovered yet; an amazing sight in the sinking desert sun :- )