Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Ran across New Zealand today!
They have this coast to coast race in the South Island but i couldn't make it down for it so i made my own run up in Auckland.
That was probably one of the most challenging, stretching, painful, stupid things i have ever done! First my knee joints hurt, then my calves, then my quads and gradually my whole legs! I stopped a few times, once to tie my shoes, once to fill up on water, and a third time to talk to miss pessimistic. The whole thing took me 4:37:36 to run. 21-22 miles 35km! intense but challenging!
I talked to two people on the road. the first lady said my destination was "ages off" and i didn't like her. The second couple said that my destination wasn't far and gave me the impression that my goal was totally attainable!
I started out with Sunshine and ran the last to kilometers in a thunder and lightning storm. While i was shivering and getting warmer I met Matt and kirstey. Matt, a total stranger, sawe me cold and hungry as i waited for my ride and totally bought me hot chocolate and a caramel slice to help. Turned out he was a Christian, but what a great testimony of kindness and generosity!