Friday, August 16, 2019

Day 108

Miles: 30.1
Total Miles: 2,159.9
73 Running Days

Today, overall great! Mostly due to the people.

Early this morning was a couple from France that just stopped to check on me and make sure I was okay. They gave me a juice box and some cookies. For those of you that know me I don’t like chocolate, so when given chocolate I usually give it to others. Well you know this guy is hungry when he chokes down chocolate cookies while drinking water the whole time washing the flavor away.

Midday, I found a old “taco truck”. This truck had walls built around two sides leaving one side open for people to come and go. No food but I bought some drinks. I also was able to pay a little and charge my devices for a hour. Leaving a very kind gentlemen approached me and we talked for a few minutes. I told him what I was doing and he told me he seen me a few days ago also. If was a great conversation and he seemed very genuine.

About ten miles down the road was a old late 50s model VW microbus parked on the side of the road. 4 Argentinians just living life, traveling the continent with no route planned just free as a bird. They seemed pretty cool, Just living day by day, moment by moment, without a care in the world.

I finally made my turn dead East. It’s time to fully tackle the mountains and not just go in and out of them. One week approximately to the border, and 13k, 15k, 19.5k, 15k feet elevation to get there. Volcanoes, mountain peaks, and winter weather. It’s going to be quite the run!
Desert to Rain Forest; Chile to Argentina, an experience to last a lifetime and change outlook on physical challenges. 19.5k feet elevation with 75lbs in a cart is difficult but if anyone has the mentality to keep putting one foot in front of the other no matter the speed it’s me.

2 comments:

  1. You will accomplish this!! This and many more things to come. I pray for you every day!

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  2. You are definitely LIVING your life!

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