Saturday, March 5, 2011

Day 5...

So, I have made it to and through Day 5. I know that there are a lot of miles ahead of me, but today marks the passing of 10% of the run! That is a milestone I am glad to hit. Several people who have done this run advised me that if you can make through the first 10-12 days, magic happens and your body says "bring it" for the rest of the run.

Today was a tad harsh. It started with a bit of rain and did not let up all day. At first, I did not mind it. However, as the day went on, the rain picked up and the temperature (mid-50s) did not, my muscles started to tighten up. I had to put on rain gear.

Running in the rain along a decently travelled state highway was rough. Every truck that went by me would spray a mixture of cold, dirty mist right at me. Also, the puddles were not a joy to splash through! Cold and wet, they seemed to make me feet weigh 10 pounds more!

We had no interaction with people today on the road. I was the only knucklehead out on the road and not in a car. We got lots of horn beeps and raised thumbs...but no stoppers. It was raining hard enough to dissuade anyone from wanting to chat.

All in all, I did 44 miles. I did cut it short by a few of the planned route, but the cold, wet weather was stiffening me up to the point where I was worried about pulling something.

Tomorrow, Day 6...crossing through to 300 miles in week one! Rest Day Eve! Columbus, Georgia, here we come!


  1. Congrats on getting through the rain. Now get some rest and eat plenty of warm meal. You did GREEAT !

  2. Haha, 'bring it' yeah! Ed's got Tiger Blood.

  3. You are making this look easy! Keep it up.

  4. Hope Sunday is a day of great success without the rain. Either way; you can do it!!!