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: 20.0 km (Accumulated: 34642.0 km)
Elapsed time: 01:52:40
Start 10:52am., 15c, clear & light wind, at cross of N. Maple St. & Hwy.66 in East Hampton. Finish 12:54, 17c & same, at cross of Robinson Rd. & Hwy.66.
- It may be friday the 13.th.; but it certainly wasnt an unlucky day here: I am fairly sure that one of the things wich has got my motivation for the run to an alltime lowpoint is the lack of open nature the last 2-3 months while running up the East Coast of Usa. It would be wrong to say that there hasnt been nature, but the swamps of Georgia, North- and South Carolina as well as the car-fume smelling patches of green along the highways between Washington D.C. & New York City... Isnt really what I think most longdistance runners treasure as "Nature". What was at the end of todays short 20km run (tapering before the 6day race in New York) was on the other hand exactaly what I have been looking for :-)
- So, obviously I had to put the runningshoes on again and take a small jogg' in the forrest and on the trails starting right behind the motel I am staying at. WHAT A JOY !!
I doubt I cherish the nature properly when I am at home, you can get very spoiled by running a lap or two around our world: The fantastic seemingly endless forrests and rugged old mountain-chains of Eastern Siberia; The long plains of the Australian Nullabor Desert; The beautifull beaches emerging from jungle when running through East Africa; The magnificent Silence of the Sahara Desert; the stunning peaks of the Andes Mountains... The list is long - and its easy to forget how beautifull and serene the landscape of Southern Scandinavia, where I live, is !! But I sure have been reminded the last few months and come to miss it like never before.
Today made up for much of that longing for the oneness' w. nature wich the longdistance runner, reguardless of level and experience, can achieve within a few minutes on the daily run !
Speaking of inspiration then another long run, even longer than world run two, is underway - the World Harmony Run: www.worldharmonyrun.org
The american leg of this 70 000km (!!) relay run begin in just a few days and you can find more information about the route and ways to participate via the link below. In the next few days I'll write a bit more about this huge undertaking :-)