Apr 20, 2013

Distance today = 41.37 km; Total distance = 19,716.93 km; Location = Kakucs – 47 14.662′ N, 19 21.148′ E; Start time = 0817, Finish time = 1455


I ran a shorter day, to balance out the long one yesterday. Once again, the weather was spectacular, with a top of 27C and an average of 23C. And not a cloud in the sky.

The boys ran a few kilometres with me through the city this morning, and then I headed off on my own. Heading out of the city wasn’t as bad as I had expected. The traffic was quite heavy, but I always had somewhere to run that was away from the cars. The second half of the day was on flat country roads. Dave came and picked me up, and we commuted back to Budapest.

You’d think the plants are trying to make up for the late start to spring. They seem to be growing so fast, and each day the vegetation looks more and more lush. After all, it’s perfect growing weather at the moment.

Tonight is our last with Jo, Dave, Sue, and Greg. It’s been great having friends along for the past week, and running with others has certainly provided a great mental break from all the time alone on the road. But it won’t be too long before we see them again in Australia.