Sep 1, 2016
The third anniversary of the finish of my run around the world is rapidly approaching. The run is still so fresh in my mind, it’s hard to fathom it’s been three years since that day at the Sydney Opera House. In fact, in a few months time it will be five years since I started at the Opera House.
My Achilles niggle is behaving very well, despite running the hills of Launceston this week. I’m still taking it easy after the 12 hour run a few weeks ago, but by next week I should be back to normal training.
Sticking the the ‘old favourites” theme, here’s a photo from France near the city of Macon. It had been quite a nice day until a snow squall blew up and nearly froze me. Fifteen minutes later it was back to nice weather.
On This Day
Sep 1, 2012
Distance today = 50.18 km; Total distance = 10,932.49 km; Location = Bowling Green, Kentucky – 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.
Sep 1, 2013
Distance today = 48.57 km; Total distance = 25,718.40 km; Location = Harefield, NSW – 34 57.262’ S, 147 31.633′ E; Start time = 0859, Finish time = 1621
We had a great time last night, catching up with Watto and Marie, along with Jenny, Sue, and The Hud. And this time, Watto didn’t get turfed out of Romano’s for drunkenness.
The others headed off home this morning, as I headed back to my starting location. I was met by a local runner, Anthony Metcalfe, who ran with me into Wagga. He had found me via the tracker. Thanks for the company, Anthony. And Hannah and Grace both called me this morning for Father’s Day, so I had plenty of company.
I was back on my own during the afternoon, after nearly 150 km running with others. After lunch in town, I ran through lush fields of green and yellow, with a few hills thrown in.
The afternoon was a little different to normal, with my old school and footy friend, Brian Love, keeping me informed as to how the Warilla Gorillas were doing in their semi-final. The Lovemeister would text me each time there was a score. I was very pleased to see that the Gorillas prevailed over Milton-Ulladulla, and will now meet Gerringong next week.
I also spoke this afternoon to The Hud, who was basking in his glory at a Father’s Day lunch. He told me that he will not attack Chook’s aggregate record, as he respects him too much. He had no problem demolishing Dave’s and Eric’s records, though. Now that Dave holds no records, will he have a crack at Chook’s record? He only needs another 64 km to beat it.