Aug 4, 2012

Distance today = 50.87 km; Total distance = 10,222.98 km; Location = Lemsford – 35 51.851′ N, 89 55.081′ W; Start time = 0843 Finish time = 1711


I got away to a  flying start today – literally. After 200 metres I tripped on a manhole cover that wasn’t flush with the road, and hit the deck hard. Luckily I only lost some skin.

Then I had to contend with the worst humidity I’ve encountered so far on the world run. I’m not joking – if I had jumped in a swimming pool, then got out and let the excess water drip off for thirty seconds, that’s roughly how wet I was constantly. The only way to bear it is to strip down to just shorts.

Hannah has had a bit of a stomach bug today, but now appears to be over the worst of it. She still helped out when she could.

Early in the afternoon I crossed the border from Missouri into Arkansas. This is the 14th US state I’ve run through so far. Arkansas is Bill Clinton’s home state, though I don’t think he’s lived here for a while. It won’t be long and I’ll be in Tennessee.