Jul 29, 2012

Distance today = 57.71 km; Total distance = 9912.93 km; Location = Festus – 38 12.740′ N, 90 23.764′ W; Start time = 0827 Finish time = 1755



I ran, not just my longest day for quite some time, but also my hilliest. The landscape south of St Louis is completely different to what I’ve been running through recently. It is hilly and full of forests. I did not see a single farm or crop all day.

I forgot to mention in yesterday’s report that I’m now in the state of Missouri – my 13th US state of the run so far. I also passed 8,000 km run in the US today.

When I awoke, it was raining steadily, although quite lightly. The region really needs rain. Half way through the day the sun came back out. I reckon the locals would have preferred a few more days of rain.

I don’t know if it was the hills, but I ended up with a really sore muscle up high on my right hip. I don’t think it’ll be a problem, but I’ll have to be careful with it.

Finally, it was another great win for the South Sydney Rabbitohs on the weekend. As the old saying goes “When the Bunnies are doing well, the universe is in tune”.