Dec 20, 2021

I’ve decided to try a different running shoe for a change. For more than ten years I’ve been running in mainly Nike with a bit of recent Hoka thrown in, although I had spent 25 years prior to that in essentially Asics. Anyhow, I was looking for some new running shoes over the weekend and decided to try a pair or Asics again. I can’t remember what model (they’re wrapped as a Christmas present at the moment), but will report on how they go once I’ve given them a fair trial.

More below from my break during the world run, in between finishing South America and commencing Europe.


Dec 20, 2012


Distance today = 0 km; Total distance = 15,414.07 km; Location = Buenos Aires – 34 27.800′ S, 58 29.779′ W; Start time = n/a, Finish time = n/a

Even though I’ve now been running only about 10% of my daily distance for the past two weeks, I can’t say my legs are feeling any better. Each morning when I set out, I still have that “deadness” that I’ve had all year from the daily 50 km jaunts. I guess the legs will eventually freshen up. If they don’t, then I’ll be no worse off when I restart in Portugal next month.

You may have noticed the map on the Tracker page is back up and running. Thanks to Next Digital for getting this done in record time. For the next few weeks it will show me in Australia, which was necessary for testing the service. Remember, though, my official run position is still in Argentina, and will be until I begin again in Portugal in January. The Tracker will then track me across Europe.

I’m still enjoying the break, but I think I’m going to be several kilograms heavier by the time I hit Europe.