Sep 1, 2012
Distance today = 50.18 km; Total distance = 10,932.49 km; Location = Bowling Green – 36 56.312′ N, 86 25.180′ W; Start time = 0827, Finish time = 1615
Early today I crossed the state line into Kentucky, my 18th US state of the run so far. Interestingly, I crossed at a part of the border which was originally defined by a surveying mistake in the late 1700s. There is a small triangular section of Kentucky which extends into what should rightfully be Tennessee territory, but has ever since been part of Kentucky.
Soon after, I passed a three metre high statue of an Iriquois chief which had toppled over into the carpark, right on to its nose – the world’s biggest face plant. Oooo, that would’ve hurt!
Soon after, I reached another milestone – 9,000 km run in the US. I still have a couple more to go.
This afternoon I copped a big rain storm. I actually enjoyed it, as the temperature dropped several degrees. Unfortunately, the road into town was again very poor for running. I’m now in the unusually named town of Bowling Green, but I haven’t seen anyone playing lawn bowls yet.