Start time: 8:40 am
Finish time: 5:45 pm
Nap/rest time: 3 hours
Finish location: Manchester, TN
Cumulative mileage: 252 (highest personal weekly mileage)
Treasures: 5 pregnancy tests and a condom, my biggest treasure today was stopping at the Whispering Oaks Campground where I was allowed to sleep on the couch, they fed me, chatted with me and were generally awesome. I'm overwhelmed by the generosity of people along this course. Everyday I've been given something by a perfect stranger. It's a little overwhelming and makes me feel Ilike I should do that more often. I know a lot of people think this world is full of bad and mean people. My experience in Tennessee has been only positive. Even the crankiest of old men wants us to succeed. The friendships I'm making (even through just texting) with other competitors (past and present) has been a wonderful treasure as well.
Today was tough. I was very tired mentally and physically. I mostly walked. Tomorrow will be short with a hill (1,000 vertical in 3 miles). The final push will be the following day where I will complete the final 40.
Yay! This has been great and rewarding. I will probably not do something like this again I think most of ya know I prefer trails to roads.
Sorry this was so long.