Jun 1, 2012

Distance today = 50.77 km; Total distance = 7114.82 km; Location = Ree Heights – 44 31.801′ N, 99 10.279′ W; Start time = 0840, Finish time = 1625


It was a pretty standard day, until a huge thunderstorm materialised during the afternoon. It soon engulfed me as it swept in from the north-west, but lasted no longer than ten minutes. Within half an hour the sun was back out. There’s nothing quite like the sun after a thunderstorm. I was almost dry by the time I stopped running.

I ran along a straight road all day long, through very flat wheat farming country. There was a large water tower at about the half way point. I could see it 25 km in the distance when I started, watched it for hours as it grew on the horizon, and then as it disappeared behind me.

My right ankle was still giving me grief today. I will need to be careful to avoid it getting any worse.

Please note, the tracker is showing me in the town of Miller. However, my official position is at the village of Ree Heights, about 14 km to the west.