Sep 8, 2012

Distance today = 51.58 km; Total distance = 11,295.37 km; Location = Winchester (8 km east of) – 38 00.688′ N, 84 03.961′ W; Start time = 0826, Finish time = 1701


More running through rustic rural countryside. You’re probably getting sick of me saying this. But that’s the best way of describing Kentucky.

It was pouring with rain when I started, and bright and sunny when I finished. It is also very hilly in this region. There is a never-ending sequence of short but steep hills. They really take their toll on you after a full day of it.

I passed 7,000 miles today, but I’m still not even half way around the world. Still a long way to go.

People often ask me what I think about when I run, especially since I have so many hours each day when I’m predominantly on my own. I reckon the best analogy is that my thoughts are like a jukebox that’s spinning through the song list, looking for a song to play, but never quite settles on one. The thoughts just keep scrolling through my head, but usually no particular topic lasts more than a minute of so before I move on to the next one. I guess you could call this “an inability to concentrate”. That’s probably quite accurate, and is most likely due to the fatigue caused by the run. One day I’ll be fresh again.