On May 22nd 2015, me and Emily Pitts will commence our rollerskate adventure, 200km across the Netherlands. Neither of us have skating experience. In March, I bought myself a pair of roller-skates and the training/learning began. Here are two videos. The first is my debut outdoors skating session. The second hopefully shows an improvement in my skating, after one month of practice.
We had a lovely break in Harare, meeting local people, eating delicious food, resting, doing interviews, visiting the SEED Project office and gearing the bike up to be able to carry more equipment. Me and Mike then set off again by ourselves while the team stayed in Harare. Here is the next instalment, from November 2014, day 61 - 68 of the trip.
After three and a half days of unwanted rest and meetings, my legs were feeling pretty seized up. We drove all the way back to where I was stopped running, and there we camped before starting again in the morning. I had now (at this point in the run) been running for two months and my body had no idea what I was doing to it. Here is my blog about day 51 - 60 (out of 89).
A WALL CALENDAR
and a highlighter
So, here is the next blog describing day 41 - 50 of my run across Africa (the half way point). These were the days when I was probably at my lowest throughout the whole trip. I really had to play all the mental games that I possibly could to get myself through it. But this is also where the scenery started to become mind blowing. Africa truly is a spectacular place. Read on...
Reading over the day 40 page in my diary almost brought a tear to my eye (probably because I remember the emotions, I'm sure reading it won't make you cry). I was going to try and pick out some key parts and condense it into a blog as I have done for the other days but I thought it really shows what you go through on such a long and intense run. I couldn't bare to break it down so I thought I would share the whole diary entry.