Jul 20, 2012

Distance today = 51.55 km; Total distance = 9454.27 km; Location = Kankakee (10 km south of) – 41 02.834' N, 87 53.960' W; Start time = 0933 Finish time = 1755



Maybe I've just picked busy roads to run on, but the traffic in Illinois appears to be heavier than anywhere else I've been to so far in the US. And the roads had no shoulder, so I found myself running on very uneven gravel off the side of the road. Not the most enjoyable conditions for running.

The weather was better though, as the temperature was down on recent days. I was very pleased to chalk up over 51 km, as I was feeling tired at the start.

I'd like to again thank Sissy and Bob for hosting us these past four days. They are such great people, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Chicago, due in large part to them and the boys. And Sissy makes a fantastic chicken salad, which she provided us with today for lunch. It hints strongly of a Waldorf salad, with celery and walnuts, but is much tastier.

A big birthday hello to Jo and to Vinnie, both of whom share their birthday with the anniversary of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.

I discovered today that my new Garmin watch automatically saves the data and begins a new activity whenever you connect it to the recharger. I did so in the car today at lunchtime, not realising this fact, which means today's run is split into two data sets. I will only recharge it during the day in future if there is a high probability I won't get through the day on a single charge.