World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 30.0 km (Accumulated: 35567.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:52:11
Start 10:30am., 11c, overcast & light wind, at brown sign "Waldow Farms" on Rd.890. Finish 13:27pm., 22c, half clear & same, at cross of Murray O'Blenis Rd. & Homstead Rd.
Even though I know it doesnt look as much, it was signifikant to me that I today got a 30km stage done two days in a row. Personally it fealt like a bigger victory than any of the ultra' or multiday victories over the years, or even completing the first world run - since I cant remember having struggled this much except perhaps when running w. malaria along with some minor tropical diseases through East Africa back in 2009-2010; there also I certainly doubted wether I would reach Cape Town. But we can always overcome far more than we imagine, especially if we know how to motivate ourself at the right point in time :-)
Its been several weeks since I have fealt fairly fresh during the daily stages and thus its been very short distances in order to be able to continue at all. But I hope that this is a sign that the trouble-shooting towards getting the normal range of running back is beginning to work !
I have to say that its been great to recieve many encouraging emails so a big THANK YOU for those !!
Also I have enjoyed very good advice via email, especially from dr. Mitch Proffman (www.chirohands.com)- a chiropractor who was attending the 6day race I took part in in New York about a month ago during a holiday from the daily stages in world run 2.
Speaking of holidays... I have decided to take one restday per week, atleast untill I am back to full strength in the daily stages. Even through it does draw out the last part a tiny bit, then I think its worth it in relation to trying to atleast respect the body as far as I can and still proceed towards the finish line.
Tomorrows restday is spend at the Mountain Motel - definately one of the best motels I've come across so far in Canada; a Great view (see photo's) over the valley below and reasonably priced; I even got a reduction from the owner; along with an interesting conversation - Canadians seems to always be up for a talk :-)