Oct 5, 2014

It’s been a light week of running, but a reasonably big one of cycling. The injury continues to improve slowly. I have another appointment on Wednesday with the physio to evaluate its progress.

The big news of the day, though, is the South Sydney Rabbitohs first Grand Final appearance since 1971. I am about to head to the stadium to take my place as a spectator. Fingers crossed for a victory. Nothing’s certain in this life, though. The team will have to play well to earn it.


On This Day


Oct 5, 2012

Distance today = 53.54 km; Total distance = 12,689.17 km; Location = Rochester, New York State – 43 07.896′ N, 77 39.986′ W; Start time = 0808, Finish time = 1642


I spent the majority of today running alongside the Erie Canal. The one thing you can rely on when you see a major ocean, lake, river, or canal in a built-up area, is there will be a cycle path or trail next to it. The Erie Canal didn’t disappoint.

It was a a very relaxing run, with forests contantly on both sides of the canal. Many of the trees are starting to change colour, making it a technicolour experience. And the towns and villages along the canal are very quaint and picturesque.

As mentioned yesterday, I reached a big milestone today – 300 marathons so far on the run. I still find it hard to believe I’ve run the equivalent of 300 marathons in just over nine months.