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: 47.0 km (Accumulated: 27723.0 km)
Elapsed time: 04:44:33
Start 09:45am., 11c, overcast, light wind at km-stone "122" on hwy. 1. Finish 16:27pm., 15c and same, at km-stone "75".
[todays report is guest-written by Sarah Barnett]:
"Only the beauty and love of a child-like heart can transform the nature of the world". - Sri Chinmoy.
We left the beautiful and incredibly quiet seaside town of Asia at around 9:30am. Following icecream for breakfast (!), the 47 km run towards Mala began. Along the way came breathtaking ocean views, dunes and cliffs, and also encouraging comments from local bystanders (many awaiting bus rides into Lima).
After finding some nice hotel rooms in Mala, we looked forward to a quiet dinner together. It was an unexpected suprise when the entire restaurant dining room soon was filled with around 100 very talkative children, who had been camping in Mala. A reminder for us to try to be as children and not take life so seriously.
Today, the 27th of August, is the birthday of Spriritual teacher Sri Chinmoy, who has been an enormous inspiration to me in ultra distance running. His life of prayer, meditation and inner discipline was the sourse of some amazing achievments in sport and weightlifting, art, literature and poetry, and music. He is also the founder of the worlds longest certified running race, the annual 3100 mile race. Right up to the time of his passing at age 76, Sri Chinmoy proved that even in one's later years, new dreams and goals in life will come if you can maintain a childlike attitude.