Oct 3, 2016

As promised, I’ve started this week easily and will finish it the same way. I ran 100 km last week, but feel I need an easier time over the coming days.

Today there are two photos I think you’ll find very interesting. Last night Forrest Gump was aired on a local TV station, which prompted me to post these photos – one of Forrest with his entourage in Monument Valley, the other of me pretending to be Forrest at exactly the same place. I didn’t have the entourage, of course.



Pretending to be Forrest Gump


On This Day


Oct 3, 2012

Distance today = 50.61 km; Total distance = 12,580.53 km; Location = Olcott, NY – 43 20.260′ N, 78 43.226′ W; Start time = 0805, Finish time = 1558


I had the unexpected bonus this morning of running on a pedestrian path above the Niagara River Gorge. It was only 5 km, but enjoyable all the same, with great views of Canada on the other side.

I have now added a fourth Great Lake to the list – this afternoon I ran along the southern shore of Lake Ontario. The water was very calm, and I was impressed with some of the waterfront properties – understated, but stylish.

From here I will be heading toward New York City, which I should reach in about two weeks or so.

I’m also looking forward to changing my running shoes and having more padding and protection. I have just completed 2,026 km in this current pair, which is a great life for a pair of running shoes. But I am beginning to feel the road through the 3-4 mm thick soles in the forefoot.