Sep 27, 2012

Distance today = 47.67 km; Total distance = 12,279.47 km; Location = Meadville – 41 37.509′ N, 80 11.494′ W; Start time = 0800, Finish time = 1523


I began my run today in Franklin. This is a delightful town that is well worth a visit. And close by is where Johnny Appleseed lived. Johnny, whose real surname was Chapman, owned a nursery and was a pioneer conservationist in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Last night we stayed at the Quality Inn in Franklin. The service was sensational. The hotel manager even personally came up to our room to solve an internet problem I was having, getting on the phone to the service provider and working through the problem until it was solved. And they gave us the room for half price. We were very impressed.

The run itself was enjoyable, though uneventful. More lovely forests, and I again managed to find quiet back roads to run along. One highlight was crossing paths with two local runners, Sandy and Heather. Sandy had recently run her first marathon.

I got in early today to catch Dr Oz on TV. You may recall, our daughter, Hannah, was with us from St Louis to Memphis. Soon after that, Hannah was in the front row of a Dr Oz episode in New York, which aired today. Unfortunately, we thought the program was on at 4 pm, but it had already aired at 2 pm. We’ll have to catch it on the internet.

PS I forgot to turn my Garmin back on after lunch, so I’ve added in the 780 metres that I ran before re-engaging it.