Oct 9, 2012

Distance today = 52.29 km; Total distance = 12,898.78 km; Location = Owego (10 km west of) – 42 06.683′ N, 76 22.965′ W; Start time = 0805, Finish time = 1611


It’s a great time of year to be running through New York State. Not only is the temperature perfect, but the landscape is so colourful. The trees look like a rainbow – well, at least the lower half the spectrum – all reds, oranges, yellows and, of course, still plenty of green. And the squirrels are very busy gathering and storing nuts for the winter.

The traffic was much lighter than I expected, which made the run even better. There were a couple of big hills, but they simply afforded me a good view when I got to the top.

And there were two milestones I passed today – 8,000 miles in total, and 11,000 km in the US. The former provides the opportunity for some song trivia. Who will be the first to name the song suggested by the following – I have 8,000 miles behind me, and over 8,000 more to go. Here’s another hint – it’s a song that I sing when I take to the highway. If you know, simply use email, Facebook, or Twitter. The answer will follow tomorrow, along with the winner. C’mon Vanessa, you should know this one.

PS The tracker is showing me a bit further to the east than my official position at the moment.