May 15, 2012

Distance today = 51.76 km; Total distance = 6242.82 km; Location = Kimball (15 km north of) – 41 21.921′ N, 103 39.788′ W; Start time = 0956, Finish time = 1740


My second day back on the road, and I had to live with the soreness that comes after a break. I had no choice but to grit my teeth and bear it. It wasn’t too bad while I was moving – it’s the starting again after long stops that hurt the most.

After a couple of kilometres I passed from Wyoming into Nebraska. This is my seventh US state so far on the world run. It’s quite flat, with lots of nice farming land dotted amongs the prairies.

I ran the majority of today on US-30, also known as the Lincoln Highway. This was the first fully paved trans-continental road in the US. The interstate I-80 has taken over as the main road now, which suited me just fine – there was hardly any traffic on the US-30, despite it being an excellent road.

The Garmin data is now all up-to-date, but the tracker is suffering from the remoteness of where I’m now running. I have no reception during the day, so I can only get the tracker to update from the hotel wireless. This is not a problem if I finish my day at the hotel, but creates a “gap” when I don’t. Today was such a case – my official position is about 15 km north of the town of Kimball. However, it at least gives you a rough idea of where I am.