Aug 17, 2013

Distance today = 54.43 km; Total distance = 24,937.40 km; Location = Pomborneit – 38 17.240’ S, 143 18.013′ E; Start time = 0843, Finish time = 1654


Unfortunately, I have some sad news today – Carmel’s mother has passed away. Thankfully, Carmel had flown back to visit her, and was able to be with her mother for a few days prior to her passing last night.

Dulcie was 95 years old. She had lived a long and fruitful life, always doing the right thing, and never having a bad word to say about anyone. She will be sorely missed by the whole family.

I have dedicated today’s run to Dulcie. It was through countryside that was very similar to where she grew up, and I’m sure she would have enjoyed it. To Dulcie Breen!!!!

I started the day in cold conditions, running again with my cousin, Karen. She ran 16 km with me yesterday afternoon, and 21 km with me today, leaving late in the morning.

I continued on through Camperdown, where the weather started to take a turn for the worse. However, the squall didn’t last very long, and I was spared from getting too wet. Once again, however, the Garmin stopped working temporarily, while I was under the shop awnings in town. The missing distance has been added back in.

I passed the 95% mark this afternoon, so the end is approaching fast. In fact, there’s less than four weeks remaining now. And I’m very grateful to Michael for acting as my support crew while Carmel is away.