World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 35.0 km (Accumulated: 32648.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:25:07
Start 10:35am., at cross of Seabreeze Bl. & hwy. A1A, Daytona Beach, 21c, overcast and no wind. Finish 15:18pm., at cross of Shelter Cover DR. & hwy. A1A, 27c, half overcast and light wind.
Visitors from Wisconsin !
Sometimes I get surprised by people who remember the world run's, follow the runs or wish to take part in them. It all sums up to motivate me on the difficult days or across the long streatches of the continents.
Today, through, was something out of the usual:
Dick Collins and his wife, both in their 80'ties, had driven half way throug the USA, from Wisconsin to Florida to meet up again. I met them back in world run one when I was running across North America and stopped for a night at the little town of Boscobel. Dick has done many years of coaching runners and also beeing a life-time runner himself he and his wife offered me a place to sleep for the night; good company as well as a little tour of Boscobel from the local bar to the church !
Dick also is a writer and had brought with him his latest book wich I'll enjoy reading on my rest after the daily running here in the last part of my second world run.
What Amazing Effort to do a drive like this to meet up once again :-))
Even through Im at the moment a bit tired and struggeling with some muscle fatigues (probably due to the concrete that is used for the pedestrian pavement; wich is much harder on the legs than asfalt) then meeting them and seeing their entusiasm and beeing part of their friendship certainly picked me up motivationally if I should be lacking in that department :-)
My BIG THANKS for making this 2day drive down to Florida !! And for beeing such inspiring followers of both world runs - like all you how follows them, you have a share in the run, the experienses, the hardships and the joys - since if I was alone, I might have been overcome by the challenges long ago !
The rest of the day was a Joy too - running more than 20km on the sand along the Atlantic Ocean from Daytona Beach through Ormond Beach to the finish at Flaggler Beach.
Enjoying the sound of ocean waves breaking onto the long beach, the flocks of seabirds unafraid of the few persons on the sand; looking to spot the few North Atlantic Right Whale's wich can be found along the coast in Florida.