Monday, August 19, 2019

Days 109/110/111

3 Day Milage: 38.2, Supplies Day, 36.7
Total Miles: 2,204.7
75 Running Days

I will unfortunately be brief, my service is not the best and it’s in the 40s with a cold wind; so my hands won’t last to long trying to type.

Saturday was a struggle. 4,500ft to 12,000 ft to 9,000 to end up in the city. The whole day was up the mountain side until mile 33 when the final 5 miles went down. I almost stopped at around 26 miles because my feet were killing me (I put the shoes back on after running only in socks for a day and a half. But man... the shoes made it worse. My legs also were getting tired, but after stopping for 30 minutes I realized I couldn’t give up on myself like that. I got up, packed, and carried on. Relentless Forward Progression

Sunday I got supplies including food, a cold weather mask, and a few other things I needed like hygiene supplies. (No such thing as anti-biotic ointment)

Today I started about 830 and covered some ground when I met two woman who were extremely nice and kind that rode up on a bike. They too started in Lima and have traveled around and heading the same direction as I am. They even biked a 16,000fter that made them sick with such quick elevation gain. They are very impressive traveling  the world (which is very safe) when the media portrays it is unsafe. I wish them the absolute best and hope they never lose the will to travel! Good luck in medical school and keep enjoying working for Google you two! The world is a great place when you go see it!

I’m ending the day feeling good and ready to be at the top. My legs don’t like this many miles without some break!

5 comments:

  1. Keep working hard!! We are proud of you!

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  2. Day by day, one foot in front of the other. Your doing great out there and are truly an inspiration! Keep on keeping on my friend!

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  3. Amazing Dustin! You are taking so many people with you, to places we'll never see, doing something we couldn't do. But, I love the pictures and adventure. Mostly, what you do for veterans. Thank you.

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  4. Dustin you are a great inspiration and advocate for soldiers and veterans. I salute your every step. Keep going and never give up. God Bless you!

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